April 14, 2014

The Real Reason Palestinians Don't Want Peace

Lee Smith, Tablet Magazine

The Associated Press

By now, everyone’s found someone to blame for the apparent failure of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. In his testimony last week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry laid the blame squarely at the feet of Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu—specifically, on Netanyahu’s decision to go ahead with approving housing permits for new construction in East Jerusalem while simultaneously refusing to release additional Palestinian prisoners according to the negotiated schedule. “Poof,” Kerry told his former Senate colleagues, in a formulation that became instantly iconic. “That was sort of the moment. We find ourselves where we are.”

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