Kerry: "Real Progress," But No Israel-Palestinian Agreement

(Washington Post) Karen DeYoung and William Booth - Secretary of State John Kerry left the Middle East on Sunday after three days of intensive shuttle diplomacy without achieving an Israel-Palestinian agreement to begin peace talks, but said, "We have made real progress on this trip, and I believe that with a little more work, the start of final status negotiations could be within reach....We started out with very wide gaps, and we have narrowed these considerably." At a weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, "Israel is ready to begin negotiations without delay, without preconditions. We are not putting up any impediments on the resumption of the permanent talks and a peace agreement between us and the Palestinians."

2013-07-01 00:00:00

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