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Kerry affirms peace-talk goal

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that a spring target date for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is still possible after two days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders that were hampered by rare snows.

"We're not talking at this point about any shifts," Kerry said at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, where he traveled from Jerusalem after several hours of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday in the West Bank town of Ramallah in a session that had to be cut short because of the snowfall.

The two sides agreed when long-stalled negotiations resumed in August to meet without interruption for nine months. - AP