Kerry flying to West Bank to pursue peace talks - Jul 19th, 2013 - International

— A U.S. official says Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to the West Bank to press his effort for a new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The extra stop indicates a possibility of success in Kerry's sixth trip to the region this year, despite deep differences between the two sides.

The official said Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. The secretary had a two-hour session with the chief Palestinian negotiator in Amman this morning.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.