Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 22, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Secretary Kerry had a lengthy and constructive meeting. They discussed the security situation in Israel and the West Bank and the region, as well as the situation at Jerusalem's Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif.

A number of constructive proposals were suggested‎, including steps Israel could take to reaffirm yet again the continued commitment to maintaining the status quo at Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif.

Both agreed on the need to stop incitement, reduce tension and restore calm. The Secretary will be meeting on Saturday with King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and will convey and further explore these ideas.