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Jeffrey Goldberg

John Kerry, Thwarted by the Middle East

Well, God bless John Kerry for trying.
He's trying really hard. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
He's trying really hard. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Well, God bless John Kerry for trying.

It appears as if the latest attempt by the U.S. to make the Palestinians and Israelis embrace reason is failing. It is true American negotiators have misstepped and miscalculated at different moments in the peace negotiations led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. There will be plenty of time for autopsies. But two points are worth remembering right now.