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Kerry to attend Middle East peace conference on January 15 in Paris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace "2017 Passing the Baton" conference in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend a Middle East peace conference organized by France and to be held in Paris on Jan. 15, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

The conference is aimed at determining whether Israelis and Palestinians could be brought back to negotiations and revive moribund peace talks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly rejected the conference proposal.

(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati, editing by G Crosse)

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