March 14, 2014

Kerry Unprepared for Palestinian 'No'

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The Associated Press

Secretary of State John Kerry knows that time is fast running out to get the Palestinians to agree to keep talking with Israel. In April the nine-month negotiating period that Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas gave Kerry to pursue a deal will expire. He has sought to extend it by getting both sides to agree to a framework for more discussions. While the Israelis have, despite misgivings, indicated that they will sign on to the framework, the Palestinians are balking.

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TAGGED: John Kerry, Palestinians, Israel, Mahmoud Abbas

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