U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse – Dennis Ross
(dailyalert.org, Apr. 8, 2014)
Secretary of State John Kerry was able to get the Israelis and Palestinians to resume direct bilateral talks last summer, but they were not productive. His efforts produced the most serious, detailed discussions on the core issues since 2000, yet the gaps remained real.
After Kerry briefed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the framework principles he was readying, Palestinians publicly indicated that Abbas was not prepared to accept them. From remarks presented on April 4 by Dennis Ross, a fellow and counselor at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who served under presidents George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
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