Both sides know that in negotiations they will have to compromise, and neither Israel nor the PA is willing to compromise. The Palestinians want nothing less than a return to the pre-1967 lines, the return of Palestinian refugees and a capital in Jerusalem. No Israeli government in the past or today is willing to give them any of these. Period. End of efforts to resume negotiations. So stop wasting your time, the Palestinians' time and ours, Senator Kerry. Have a safe trip home.
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