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Kerry Sweating to Save Face and Announce ‘Peace Talks’

The show goes on and Kerry remains in the region another day to try pull another rabbit out of the hat.

The show goes on and Kerry remains in the region another day to try pull another rabbit out of the hat.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has turned his schedule upside down to keep his three-ring circus from collapsing under his “peace tent” that he has weighted down with his fake smile and iron fist to save himself from looking like a diplomatic clown.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas are not so stupid as to let themselves be blamed for any failure to resume a charade of the resumption of the peace process after a hiatus of more than two years. That leaves Kerry doing cartwheels to get the monkey off his back.

Israel has insisted that there be no pre-conditions, which in today’s diplomatic acrobats would mean acceding whatever Abbas demands, such as a building freeze or accepting a future PA state on the “basis” of the old borders of Israel.

Abbas has insisted that the only thing to talk about is when Israel is ready to accept what he considers a de facto state based on all of his political and territorial demands that the United Nations General Assembly, which is in his pocket, has confirmed through a resolution that is non-binding but which gave the PA a free pass to sit on key U.N. committees such as UNESCO. Next in line is the International Court.

Kerry has brought in Jordan’s King Abdullah into the picture. He is on his knees before Washington because of the spillover of the Syrian civil war into Jordan and the kingdom’s own precarious state in the face of louder tremors from the Bedouin and non-Jordan Arabs (read: Arabs who fled from Israel.) Add to that the up and coming Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan and you come up with n explosive mixture that makes the king all the more dependent on the United States for help.

King Abdullah will do anything Kerry tells him to do, and it is in his own best interests to show himself as peacemaker by bringing the three-ring circus into his own court.

Netanyahu has two Israelis who are weighing him down. President Shimon Peres and “Minister of Peace Process” Tzipi Livni, like Kerry, have made as career out of “good will” concessions to the Palestinian Authority.

It is anyone’s guess what will come out of all this, but after wading through all of the trial balloons and media manipulation by the actors, Kerry clearly will be a lot less effective in other parts of the world if he is seen as a failure in the Middle East and cannot pin the blame on Abbas or Netanyahu for failing to resume direct talks.

The worst-case scenario for Kerry, if he cannot pull off a four-way stage show now, probably will be an agreement to continue talk about continuing to agree to talk about an agreement.

The circus must go on.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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4 Responses to “Kerry Sweating to Save Face and Announce ‘Peace Talks’”

  1. There is an eternal threat within Israel that threatens their soviergnty and well being as much as the Arabs, weak, appeasement oriented leadership. Shimon Peres has become the poster boy for this. Shimon's agenda is lethal and can do nothing but harm Israel. People like Obama, the international community, and the United Nations love him because they know he will capitulate to foolish demands. What Israel needs is a strong Zionist who will put the needs of his country before above anything else and who not be afraid in making decisions or standing up to outside and inside pressure. I have a perfect candidate, Danny Danon, and I hope he will decide to run soon, the country needs him. Danon like all Israelis wants to achieve peace with Israel's neighbors but not at any cost. He will demand Israel's rights before anything else and that's how it should be. The middle east has always been a tough place. But, added to the mix is increased anti Semitism in Europe, the United States who has a President who is on the other side's team, and discredited organizations like the United Nations, makes it even more imperative for Israel to have strong leadership. Anytime there is overly weak leadership in Israel, is the time when Israel will seize to exist, thrive, and prosper as the world's only Jewish nation.

  2. First, Kerry should go home, he is loosing time and US tax money.
    Netanaihu has to resigne and call new elections, is time that Israel needs a fresh leader, we are not more shieeps like we ware by Nazi time, if the PA doesn't accept a jewiish state so all they have to pack and go away, Israel has to restitute the territories wich got in the 6 day war, it is time to be not humulliated from every one.

  3. First, Kerry should go home, he is loosing time and US tax money.
    Netanaihu has to resigne and call new elections, is time that Israel needs a fresh leader, we are not more shieeps like we ware by Nazi time, if the PA doesn't accept a jewiish state so all they have to pack and go away, Israel has to restitute the territories wich got in the 6 day war, it is time to be not humulliated from every one.

  4. The PA the should go to Jordan where their brothers are.

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