JERUSALEM (AP) — US officials say Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week.
The proposal will mark the first time that Kerry, who arrives in Israel Wednesday, has directly intervened in the talks that began in late July. By all accounts, the negotiations have made no progress, despite an April target date for reaching a deal.
Officials say Kerry has been working on security issues and hoping to break the deadlock. Talks have so far focused on Israeli security concerns and border arrangements between Israel and a future Palestine.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the proposal has not been presented.
Associated Press writer Matthew Lee in Washington contributed to this report.