sraeli President Shimon Peres (L) escorts U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as the U.S. diplomat arrives at the Peres' residence November 6, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Yonatan Sindel-Pool/Getty Images)

• A bombing in a busy square in central Damascus killed eight people and wounded at least 50 more. [LA Times]

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told John Kerry, who arrived in Israel yesterday to jumpstart peace talks, that Palestinian incitement is standing in the way of negotiations. [JTA]

• Kerry, meanwhile, pledged $75 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians to boost support for said peace talks. [AP]

• And Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has, according to an advisor, proposed a united Jerusalem contingent upon Israeli withdrawal from East Jerusalem. [Times of Israel]

• Over in America, Actress Drew Barrymore is expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman. [E! Online]

• New York City’s famed Katz’s Delicatessan celebrated its 125th anniversary with a pop-up gallery featuring deli-inspired artwork. [Forward]