After meeting with
Kerry arrived in Ramallah in the early afternoon for the meeting with Abbas, his fourth since March, in his effort to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace process stalled since 2010.
A Palestinian statement after the meeting, which lasted more than two hours, was short on specifics. It said Abbas reiterated his long standing position that he wants “serious and credible negotiations in order to salvage the two-state solution” and that
Palestinians are not optimistic Kerry will be able to get Israeli Prime Minister
At his snack stop, restaurant owner Samer Batrawi said Kerry had turkey shawarma, paid for it himself and chatted about the local economy. Afterward, Kerry walked around the area and talked with Ramallah businessmen.