Mideast Peace Talks Were Not in Vain, Kerry Says


john-kerrySpeaking about the collapse of U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, “We believe the best thing to do right now is pause, take a hard look at these things, and find out what is possible and what is not possible in the days ahead.”

Kerry acknowledged that nine months of face-to-face talks had failed to produce the outline deal he had sought, or any visible progress. The effort he began last summer marked the most intensive U.S. involvement in peacemaking in many years.

Kerry said a surprise Palestinian announcement that the militant Hamas would join a unity government with Fatah was the last straw. He insisted that the talks produced tangible progress, which he said he would detail “at some appropriate moment.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. The only one vain here is Kerry himself. I believe the only reason he pushed this so much was to get the Noble peace prize. Israel has much Chuzpa to ruin his ambitions.