Israel, Palestinians launch sustained peace talks
July 30th, 2013
03:51 PM ET

Israel, Palestinians launch sustained peace talks

By Tom Cohen

Secretary of State John Kerry got the money shot he wanted on Tuesday - the chief negotiators for Israel and the Palestinians framed by his lanky embrace as they shook hands to launch "sustained, continuous and substantive" talks on a long-sought Middle East peace treaty.

Now the question is whether the negotiations expected to last nine months will bring an even more historic image, with President Barack Obama bringing together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to sign a final-status agreement that creates a sovereign Palestinian state in what is now part of Israel.

The Middle East dispute, perhaps the world's most intractable in the past six decades, entered a new phase with Kerry's announcement that the first direct talks in three years would proceed in earnest in the next two weeks in either Israel or the Palestinian territories.

Flanked by Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat, Kerry said "all core issues" toward achieving a two-state solution would be on the table.

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  36. Thinker23

    "...Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to sign a final-status agreement that creates a sovereign Palestinian state in what is now part of Israel."

    I'm afraid that Tom Cohen does not know what he is talking about. The West Bank is NOT part of Israel. It is NOT part of ANY country.

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      Jerry... Kerry is Secretary of State because the President offered him this job and he accepted it. I'm afraid that this interesting fact has absolutely nothing to do with the death of Medal of Honor recipient Col Day the other day.

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