July 29, 2014

Inside the Kerry-Israel Meltdown

Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The secretary of state has been furiously working on a Mideast ceasefire, but his ad hoc efforts were dealt another blow Monday when Israel rejected his latest peacemaking plan.

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TAGGED: Middle East, John Kerry, Israel, Palestine, Palestinians, Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas, Gaza


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