Analysis Kerry's War of Attrition to Bring Israel and Palestinians to Negotiating Table

The U.S. secretary of state ended the freeze through the power of his determination, putting a career reputation of 30 years on the line. Tzipi Livni emerged as a strong force in the government. Only Netanyahu's true intentions remain in question.

Minutes after the Amman press conference in which he announced the renewal of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boarded a plane back to Washington. He was received in the...