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Kerry and Netanyahu Met Saturday Night, Breakthrough Unlikely

Netanyahu may agree to the Palestinians' preconditions, but only if he would be able to deliver them gradually.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem, Saturday, June 29.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem, Saturday, June 29.
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A Palestinian source told Reshet Bet that a breakthrough is not expected as a result of U.S. Secretary John Kerry’s efforts, because, after two meetings between Kerry and Palestinian leaders, and several meetings between Kerry and Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel has not veered from its position regarding the recognition of 67 lines as a basis for negotiation, and the settlement freeze.

The source believes that there will not be a 4-way summit this week with Israel, the Palestinians, the United States and Jordan, and also no lower level round of meetings between Sa’aib Erekat and Minister Tzipi Livni.

Earlier, an Israeli source suggested Netanyahu would agree to the Palestinians’ preconditions, but only if he would be able to deliver them gradually, and not all at once.

Netanyahu met with Kerry Saturday afternoon, when the latter came back from Amman, Jordan, where he had met for about two hours with the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas). No details were given about the content of their conversation.

An Israeli official who is involved in the attempts to resume negotiations with the Palestinians, told Reuters that Secretary Kerry’s trip may lead to an announcement of a meeting between the two parties under the auspices of the United States and Jordan.

On Friday night, following his meeting with Netanyahu, Kerry joined President Shimon Peres for a Shabbat meal.

Kerry, who delayed his departure to a conference of Asian foreign ministers in Brunei, will be there in time for the opening on Monday.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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5 Responses to “Kerry and Netanyahu Met Saturday Night, Breakthrough Unlikely”

  1. For Secretary of State Kerry to ask Netanyahu to even consider returning to the sixty seven borders and a settlement freeze indicates how out of touch Kerry and more importantly Obama is in regards to the "peace process." In fact, I would have told Kerry to come back when he is ready to be a constructive player in negotiations. Once again, we see the real reason for lack of progress isn't being discussed because the U..S. and to a certain degree Israel is not getting to the heart of the matter. What should be asked is for the Palestinians to stop their daily assault on Israel and obstructing Hamas from carrying out their ongoing murder campaign. This would be a good start. The issue of Israel giving up land should also be off the table. How many times has Israel offered to give up land and fortunately, the Palestinians have turned down the offer. Peace could have been achieved long ago very easily by simply doing what Netanyahu has said many times, lay down your arms, recognize Israel as a Jewish state, and understand that Jerusalem is the eternal capitol of Israel. These conditions are reasonable and attainable and the constant fighting can finally come to an end. Netanyahu has also said he would like to be partners in building a vibrant Palestinian economy and to work with them on different programs that will enhance their standard of living. Peace will never happen until accountability is demanded of the Palestinians The Palestinians have showed time and again, that they are not interested in any reconciliation with Israel and until that changes there is little to gain in continuing with the "peace process."

  2. To even consider negotiations when the middle is as explosive a powder keg as it is at present is utterely ridiculous! No one can be sure that the party they negotiate with will even be around the following week Israel has to be prepared for any game change The artificial borders drawn by the colonial powers will all crumble.

  3. Putin let to wait 6 hours Kerry untill he was attended by Putin, unstead Netanaihu was inmediately received from Putin, I wonder that Kerry doesn't see no one is interested to speack with him, so Kerry please go home with your family and don't spend US tax money for nothing, the PA has to go away from the West Bank and Gaza to Jordan to their brothers.

  4. Putin let to wait 6 hours Kerry untill he was attended by Putin, unstead Netanaihu was inmediately received from Putin, I wonder that Kerry doesn't see no one is interested to speack with him, so Kerry please go home with your family and don't spend US tax money for nothing, the PA has to go away from the West Bank and Gaza to Jordan to their brothers.

  5. Benjamin Fox says:

    Kerry was a liar in Viet Nam and still a idiot butt hole, will lie about anything and needs to give back the medals he didn't win in that war, lying Son of a Bi— from hell, a basta–d so and so who is going to live in a hot place for eternity and his money won't get him a drop of water.

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