With the procedural discussions behind us, and with formal negotiations for Israeli-Palestinian peace scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Partners for Progressive Israel expresses its appreciation for the efforts of the many leaders – from Israel, Palestine, the US, the EU, the Arab League and elsewhere – who have created this new opportunity for diplomacy. With nine months allotted to these talks, we praise Secretary of State Kerry for fixing a specific timeframe for the tough decisions to be made and a long-awaited final-status agreement to be concluded. We look forward with anticipation to the May 2014 target date. . . .
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