Arab League backs Kerry's Israel-Palestinian plan

Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 13:25

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The Arab League has given its backing to US Secretary of State John Kerry's plan for restarting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

The endorsement came as Kerry met League members in Jordan, his sixth trip to the region in as many months.

The last round of direct Israeli-Palestinian talks broke down two years ago over the issue of settlements.

Kerry said he was hopeful both sides "would soon be able to come and sit at the same table".