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US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take inspiration from Nelson Mandela in peace talks, as he wrapped up another visit to the region Friday. Kerry said Israel and the Palestinians were closer to peace than they have been in years, even though the direct negotiations he brokered have made little visible headway since they began in late July. "The example of Nelson Mandela is an example we all need to take to heart as we face the challenges of trying to reach a two-state solution," said Kerry. Kerry made the remarks after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the third time in 24 hours, for discussions on potential security arrangements in the context of a peace deal.