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Kerry, Abbas Discuss Rising Israeli-Palestinian Tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan on Thursday for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel and the occupied territories. The meeting at Abbas' residence in Amman came hours after new clashes occurred in east Jerusalem. Israeli police fired tear gas, percussion bombs and rubber bullets to disperse Palestinian demonstrators. Violence has flared in the past few weeks over Jerusalem's most sacred and politically...

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