[December 11, 2013] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive to the region, today, in order to push the last of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the Palestinian News Network (PNN) has reported.Palestinian sources expect a round of talks to be conducted by Kerry, with Palestinian and Israeli officials Thursday and Friday — talks which are crucial to the fate of negotiations between the two sides.

The sources confirmed, again, to Al-Ayyam newspaper, disappointment on the part of the Palestinians, in regard to the new U.S. proposals on security measures, stating that Washington had already adopted the Israeli position.

John Kerry is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He served an abbreviated four-month tour of duty as a naval officer in South Vietnam and, upon returning to the US, became an outspoken opponent against the conflict in Vietnam and U.S. war policy there.