Kinsman: Will the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations progress in the coming months?

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2 May, 2014
By: Jeremy Kinsman
Former ambassador to the European Union and high commissioner to Britain

Nothing positive has happened during the current round of negotiations except that the Iran threat is becoming less of a usable issue. Internal politics preoccupy both Palestinian and Israelis to the detriment of compromise. Israel sees the West Bank-Gaza unity move as a menace. Meanwhile, the destructive Israeli settlements policy remains unmoderated. Kerry’s frustrated but harmful remark diminishes his already minimal ability to nudge Netanyahu who will now wait out the Obama Administration.

Someday, somehow, somewhere, something’s gotta give. It may be the rest of the world’s patience.

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