The peace process can't go anywhere unless Palestinians at some point accept a Jewish majority Israel. Palestinians avoid that and instead focus on what Israel must give them. They want the door left open to destroying Israel after they supposedly get the West Bank. Western politicians like Obama and Kerry avoid confronting Palestinians on the essence of the conflict and instead focus on Israeli security. That is why the US never gets anywhere in its mediation. The US just wastes everybody's time.
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)