April 9, 2014

Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary Magazine

The Associated Press

Kerry knows very well that the negotiations were doomed once the Palestinians refused to sign on to the framework for future talks he suggested even though it centered them on the 1967 lines that they demand as the basis for borders. Why? Because Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas wouldn’t say the two little words —“Jewish state”—that would make it clear he intended to end the conflict. Since the talks began last year after Abbas insisted on the release of terrorist murderers in order to get them back to the table, the Palestinians haven’t budged an inch on a single issue.

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TAGGED: Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, United States, Settlements, West Bank, Middle East, Palestinians, Palestine, Israel, John Kerry

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