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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he held "very constructive talks" with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during three days of high-level Mideast diplomacy.

He says everyone is committed to continuing a process that could "create the conditions for peace" so direct Israeli-Palestinian talks can resume.

Kerry spoke after meeting Tuesday for private talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians been largely frozen for 4½ years.