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Kerry to hold Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, in Rome on Wednesday, the U.S. State Department has said.

Mr Livni has a special responsibility for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Mr Kerry will also meet Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Rome.

The meetings are part of Kerry's effort to find a way to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which fell apart in 2010 in a dispute over Israel's construction of Jewish settlements on West Bank land the Palestinians want for a state.