Kerry meets with Jewish leaders

Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

The State Department on Friday posted the meeting on its schedule, noting that it is closed.

Kerry on Thursday met with a delegation of Jewish members of Congress and briefed them on Israel’s conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and talks between the major powers and Iran on Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

Kerry is believed to favor extending the Iran nuclear talks beyond the July 20 deadline.

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Ron Kampeas is JTA’s Washington bureau chief. Follow him on Twitter at @kampeas