Palestinians Turn On Kerry: Abbas Aide Calls His Peace Formula A Recipe For Failure

Palestinians Turn On Kerry: Abbas Aide Calls His Peace Formula A Recipe For Failure

Chicago Tribune: A top Palestinian official said on Tuesday a framework agreement being crafted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to buttress troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks may be doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rdeineh, spokesman to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the deal due to be submitted to the two sides in the coming weeks would be “useless” if it allowed them to nominally accept its principles but to express reservations. Abu Rdeineh told Reuters,”Use of the word ‘reservations’ bogs down the peace process and the use of this concept in the past has got the process stuck.” In an interview with The Washington Post last week, Kerry said that enabling Israeli and Palestinian leaders to “have some objection” to drafted parameters “is the only way for them to politically be able to keep the negotiations moving”


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