Skip to comments.Kerry to return for a new effort on Mideast peace
Posted on 05/08/2013 2:02:50 PM PDT by haffast
Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he would depart in two weeks on another trip to the Middle East to push peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Speaking to reporters alongside Israeli peace negotiator Tzipi Livni, Kerry said he'd depart on his fourth trip to the Jewish state as America's top diplomat around May 21 or 22. He will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
"We are working through threshold questions," Kerry said, ahead of his private talks with Livni in Rome. "We're doing it with a seriousness of purpose that I think ... has not been present in a while. And we all believe we're working with a short time span."
Kerry said officials must have "some sense of direction as fast as we can."
Before arriving Wednesday in the Italian capital, Kerry spoke by telephone with Qatari Prime Minister Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani. who led an Arab delegation to Washington last week to try to aid the peace effort.
Kerry and Livni praised the Arab League delegation's decision last week to accept shifts in Israel's border as part of a long-standing offer of universal recognition for Israel in the Arab world if Israel withdraws from territory it conquered in the 1967 Mideast war.
Kerry said the Arabs "want to keep the process going" and have asked for more meetings.
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We’ll have peace in our time.
Have a nice trip you stinking dipstick.
Real people, Smart people. People who actually worked for a living instead of marrying rich women have tried for years and gotten nowhere.
But you go ahead and have a nice trip pretending to be a secretary of State instead of a lying coward traitor.
Why don’t you take Jane Fonda over there with you, she could pose with an Iranian supplied missile.
Ok, I've been on line since 1998 and I've lost count as to how many attempts have been made by whatever number of politician/diplomats in the last 15 years.
I'm gonn'a guess this to be something like;
#35 or 40.
I never considered Israel and the mideast area as a vacation spot, but apparently something is going done by how many people go there to "attempt to bring peace to the middle east".
and never achieve it.
Kerry just flies from place to place with bags of cash ,trying to find someone to give it to ,NO STRINGS
Lets just hope the SOB gets the same security considerations as Chris Stevens.
..John F'n Kerry on scene, ready to dazzle and confuse, does anyone have confidence?
You can bet this war criminal will be well guarded against the Ghenghis Khan action of the Palestinians.
I still cannot believe only 4 Senators voted against this sorry POS being SOS. It shows what a useless forum the US Senate is
Most of the senators voted for Kerry-Heinz to get him and the smell out of the Senate.
[you know what happens next . . .]
You could be right.
It seems to me that Kerry is on a fool’s errand running around the globe. He probably could be just as ineffective by making phone calls from DC.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.