May 11, 2014

Why John Kerry Has Failed in the Mideast

Aaron David Miller, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Nobody doubts the destructive impact of settlement activity. It prejudges and predetermines the outcome of negotiations, humiliates Palestinians and sends unmistakable signals that Israel has other agendas to pursue. And if we're talking about the failure of Kerry's effort to secure a relatively meaningless extension of the talks, I don't doubt the explanation. But let's be clear: Kerry's peace process didn't fail primarily because of settlements. It has been on life support from the beginning, and here's why.

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

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