Israel, Palestinians need to clarify al-Aksa mosque status, Kerry says

US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was important that Israeli and Palestinian leaders clarify the status around Jerusalem’s al-Aksa mosque compound and agree on steps to calm unrest during talks this week.

Kerry will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Germany and separately with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah at the end of the week to discuss ways to end the violence.

He also said he will hold a meeting this week in Europe with counterparts from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Russia to explore options for a political transition in Syria.


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