Kerry announces agreement for resuming Mideast peace talks
July 19th, 2013
02:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Kerry announces agreement for resuming Mideast peace talks

(CNN) - The long-dormant Middle East peace efforts got new life on Friday.

An agreement has been reached that "establishes a basis for resuming direct final status negotiations between" Palestinians and Israel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday in Amman, Jordan.

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  1. PJ

    Great news. Now if Congress would stay out of it, and let this work its way, maybe something good can be
    achieved.

    July 19, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. just sayin

    a total waste of our time and money. they will decide to have peace when they are sick and tired of killing each other. the arabs just seem willing to keep attacking and lobbing missiles into israel. you can't blame israel for hitting back.

    July 19, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Tom

    I guess that's good news. Every second-term President in my lifetime has initiated peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and none has ever yielded concrete results. Maybe this time things will be different, but I doubt it. You can't have peace unless both sides actually want peace. The problem in this case is both sides want unconditional surrender.

    July 19, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |