Kerry, Abbas meet at 'important point' in talks, US says
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met for dinner on Wednesday at what the United States called "an important point in the negotiations" over an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.


Peace talks resumed on July 29 after a nearly three-year break. At the time, Kerry said : "Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months."