April 11, 2014

Can Kerry Get Netanyahu to Go Big?

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Israel is tipping into broad isolation, and Palestinians -- those who may be predisposed to a two-state solution -- are giving up hope. Kerry, one of the last of a generation of intuitively, emotionally pro-Israel Democratic leaders, is not delusional to think that Israel is in trouble. Nor is he delusional to believe -- as he does -- that the average Palestinian on the West Bank is made miserable by the policies of Israeli occupation authorities. Nor is he delusional to believe that Palestinians already inclined to hopelessness might rise up in the absence of a Palestinian state and begin a third uprising. Is Kerry spending too much time on this issue? Maybe. Syria is a charnel house. The South China Sea is boiling. Putin is Putin. But it is difficult to argue, especially for...

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TAGGED: John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Palestine, Palestinians, Middle East, Mahmoud Abbas

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