John Kerry to visit Israel immediately following ObamaBy Mason White 1:30 PM March 18, 2013
|John Kerry with Benjamin Netanyahu|
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) John Kerry announced that he will be visiting Israel immediately following President Obama, according to a statement released by John Kerry, currently in the Middle East.
Immediately after the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, the additional honorable guest is expected to land at Ben Gurion Airport U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, will arrive shortly after the U.S. President will leave the country.
The U.S. Secretary of State is expected to arrive in the region to promote peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Last night, President Obama addressed the issue, and an exclusive interview an Israeli television news station. “Netanyahu and Abbas must recognize the legitimate interests of the other side,” Obama said during the television interview.
“The unilateral actions that bypass negotiations will not succeed,” Obama said. “What I am telling Netanyahu is that he has an interest to strengthen the moderate Palestinian Authority leadership and make sure for example, that issues such as the settlements will be examined from the perspective of ‘Do they make it more difficult for the moderates among the Palestinians to sit down at the negotiating table,’” he added.
Obama also commented about his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu described as tense in the press. “The truth is that I had more meetings with Netanyahu than I had with any other leader in the world, and we have a good working relationship,” Obama said.