Such partial gestures make no sense. The basic point is that Israel is not willing to accept a two-state solution. Polls seem to indicate that most Israeli are willing, but that camouflages the fact that the maximum they allow is Palestinian Bantustans. The principle of ruling over Palestinians has not been abandoned. Therefore talks like Kerry's are useless. What is needed now is strong UN action to force Israel to accept international law.
Iraqi police fire tear gas as thousands of protests burst into Green Zone, storm Parliament (AP)