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In talks with Netanyahu, Europeans, Kerry seeks to avert UN crisis over Israel-Palestinians

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gives a statement at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Kerry said the U.S. supports Colombia's peace talks with the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gives a statement at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Kerry said the U.S. supports Colombia's peace talks with the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to the press as he sits with Peru's President Ollanta Humala after a private meeting at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Kerry is in Lima, along with delegates from more than 190 countries, to work on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to the press as he sits with Peru's President Ollanta Humala after a private meeting at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Kerry is in Lima, along with delegates from more than 190 countries, to work on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reach out to shake hands after giving a joint statement at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Kerry said the U.S. supports Colombia's peace talks with the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reach out to shake hands after giving a joint statement at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Kerry said the U.S. supports Colombia's peace talks with the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes upcoming talks with Israel's prime minister and European officials will avert the possibility of a U.N. Security Council clash over proposed resolutions dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Several nations, including Jordan and France, have proposed Security Council resolutions that they would like to see adopted before the end of the year. Speaking to reporters in Colombia, Kerry said different countries were pushing different objectives and that he hoped to unite them behind a single one.

U.S. officials say they aren't opposed to a new resolution but that none of the drafts so far are acceptable.

Kerry plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rome on Monday and European foreign ministers in as yet undetermined locations later in the week.