RAMALLAH, West Bank — Beginning a tentative round of Middle East shuttle diplomacy, Secretary of State John F. Kerry is asking for small concessions from both Israel and the Palestinians to pave the way for new talks, U.S. and other officials said Sunday.
Kerry first visited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has resisted new talks for most of the past four years. His government had sought to file a complaint with the International Criminal Court against Israel over homebuilding in Jerusalem, but put the plan on hold shortly before Kerry arrived.
Kerry presses Israel and Palestinians for concessions
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When Israeli citizens were being massacred by the dozens, on buses and at cafe's, by homicide bombers; there was an emergency to respond to.
But in April 2013, things are fairly calm.
Is it not painfully obvious that peace talks are a higher priority to Kerry than to either Israel, or Palestine?
Is this more about middle east peace; or Kerry's portfolio?