Wikileaks showed that Kerry actually is a very good diplomat. Kerry was very clear in his belief that you need to talk to countries you have problems with. In the Middle East, it is hard to see how any peace agreement could be worked without Syria. Bibi is found, by this article , to have mistated Assad's comments - though that does not make him wrong to distrust Assad.
Labor court orders Jerusalem light rail operators to return to work (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. lawmaker, Syria's Assad working to renew peace talks with Israel