Kerry travelling to Rome Sunday to meet Israeli PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on December 9, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry will head to Rome on Sunday for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Palestinians push for swift UN action urging an end to the Israeli occupation. Kerry and Netanyahu “will discuss a number of issues, including recent developments in Israel, the West Bank, and Jerusalem and the region,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday. A top focus of the talks will be the Palestinian call for a United Nations resolution by the end of the year that would set a timetable for Israel’s withdrawal from occupied Palestinian territory.

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