Kerry Center Stage in Israel-Palestine Talks Reset

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July 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News' Indira Lakshmanan previews peace talks between Israel and Palestine resuming in Washington, what has changed on both sides after three years from the table and the direct role of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the talks. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."

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What is going to be different today?

The key thing is the two sides have agreed to start talking again.

As you mentioned that they have not spoken in three years.

Even to have an agreement to restart talks is a big deal.

The talks have been off-again on-again for 20 years now.

This is a problem that john kerry, the secretary of state, has referred to as the granddaddy of crisis.

He believes that other fires are burning in egypt and syria but he can actually get something done here in the middle east.

Over 18 years of direct experience, a former ambassador to israel, educated in australia, we have seen the story before, haven't we?

Clocks martin and served in senior positions in bill clinton's administration.

He is twice accredited to coming to the verge of an israel palestinian heel.

His critics are saying this will be a chance for him to redeem himself.

What is difference now is we have a secretary of state who has put his own political capital and prestige on the line with his back and forth shuttle diplomacy over the last several months.

I would argue he is going where hillary clinton did not go, putting himself in the middle of these peace talks.

That must be a risky strategy.

It is one he is unable to take.

Political trajectories might be on the rise.

Not break any news on national television but john kerry has done that movie.

It did not work out.

What has changed in the palestinian and israeli dialogue say between israel and the gaza strip?

We can have any given secretary of state fire around all they want.

What is the internal biological we need to know about as these talks start?

I think the key that allows the talks to restart is the agreement by israel on sunday, to release 100 four palestinian prisoners.

Who had been held for 20 years or more, people who have killed israelis, including children and women.

The issue now is they did that as a good-faith gesture.

They have not agreed to stop settlements.

There are a couple of issues that have not changed.

One thing that may have changed is we may forever lose the possibility to have a two state solution.

I do not think anyone wants to let that go.

I do not think israel want to become a state of -- there are arguments on both sides to get a deal once and for all.

It has also been contacted by the ship -- by the reshaping of

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