U.S. seeks to defuse tensions over Israeli-Palestinian resolutions

By Patricia Zengerle BOGOTA (Reuters) – (State Department corrects timing of Kerry-Lavrov meeting to Sunday from Monday, paragraph 13) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday the United States was seeking to defuse tensions over proposed U.N. resolutions to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during talks in Europe next week. Kerry will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rome on Monday and senior European officials to discuss possible resolutions, which would require a vote in the U.N. Security Council where the United States holds a veto. …

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