John Kerry
  • Palestinians use a ladder to climb over the separation barrier with Israel on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at Al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stepped up his drive to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table, facing Palestinian reluctance over his formula for resuming peace talks after nearly five years.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 19, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT
  • U.S. secretary of state's will come amidst flaring tension in Syria and Egypt, and his push for a two-state solution is perpetually in the background.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 15, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT