RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday cited progress on the Mideast peace process, yet acknowledged that some of the most intractable disputes between Israelis and Palestinians were unsolved after more than 20 rounds of negotiations.
"This is hard work," he told reporters after a 2½-hour meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, their second in two days.
Afterward, Kerry resumed his shuttle diplomacy by heading back to Jerusalem for his third meeting in as many days with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two had a nearly five-hour discussion that didn't end until 11:30 p.m.
"We're not there...