Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:37 pm
Obama asks Israel to stick with Kerry efforts
The Associated Press
The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke by phone Thursday. In addition to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they also discussed the crisis in Egypt, Syria's civil war and Iran's nuclear program.
Kerry is in Jordan and will consult with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Friday, either by phone or in person, before ending his Mideast trip. Kerry has claimed progress in his month-long push to relaunch stalled peace talks. But the State Department says there are currently no plans for an announcement on resuming negotiations.