Netanyahu To Kerry: Israel Wants To Renew Talks With Palestinians


netanyahuSecretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in Jerusalem on Thursday, as part of recent efforts to jump-start Middle East peace talks after more than four years of stagnation.

Kerry opened his meeting with Netanyahu by praising the PM for his “seriousness” in looking at ways to return to direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Netanyahu said that the conversation would touch on concerns about Iran and Syria, “but above all what we want to do is restart the peace talks with the Palestinians.”

He added that both parties were interested in seeing the political process renewed.

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  1. The truth of the matter is that Judea and Samaria/The West Bank will be shared. The Jews will not kick all the Palestinians out and the Palestinians will not kick all the Jews out. Peacemaking is a dynamic task. It is a multifaceted mission. Building good relationships takes time and effort. For something of substance to be established requires concrete steps being made towards a worthy goal.

    The cube can be solved. The real danger is that where there is a lack of co-operation and working on a common goal a vacuum develops. Get the philosophical orientation wrong in a home, community, city, nation or kingdom and the end result will be stagnation at best and implosion at worst.

    All the parties in the region must co-operate and work on a long term economic development plan. The parallel mission is to secure the region for all its residents and visitors. Vision is required. The task is a multifaceted one and myopic win-lose thinking will not help the situation. The current GDP of Jerusalem; Judea and Samaria/The West Bank; Gaza; Egypt, Saudi Arabia; Jordan, Lebanon and Syria is approximately $1.6 Trillion. This can grow by at least 5% p.a. from 2014 onwards if vision, courage and trust building become a permanent feature of the landscape. Leadership is required.

    Prayers for the Holy Land.