Peace talks: Anatomy of a failure

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the right wing do not seem dismayed at the collapse of the peace process, but there could be some dark scenarios for Israel.

May 16, 2014 09:49

Turning his back on the peace process?: US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Tel Aviv, April 1, as Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapse. (photo credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN / POOL / REUTERS)

THE COLLAPSE in April of American-mediated Israeli-Palestinian peace talks triggered Rashomon-like accounts of what went wrong and who deserved the lion’s share of blame.

The American narrative began with US Secretary of State John Kerry’s “poof” moment before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 8, ostensibly laying most of the immediate blame at Israel’s door.


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