The United States State Department announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will propose a framework for final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians when he travels to the Middle East this week.
A spokeswoman gave no details of the framework other than saying it would address all core issues between the two sides.
Kerry leaves for Jerusalem Wednesday and will proceed to Ramallah in the West Bank. The secretary has made a Middle East peace agreement a top foreign policy goal. He has made frequent trips to the region in the past year.