By Elise Labott
Secretary of State John Kerry will propose a framework for a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians when he travels to the region this week.
"During this trip, the secretary will discuss with both leaders the proposed framework for negotiations," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday.
Harf said Kerry's framework would be guidelines for permanent status negotiations and would address all core issues.
Other officials, who briefed reporters before Kerry's ninth trip to the region, spoke on the condition of anonymity so they could be candid about the sensitive peace talks.