Mr. Kerry is not about to give up on the process. But like Mr. Baker, he is dealing with two parties that are paralyzed by intransigence and fall back on provocations: Israel announcing new Jewish settlements and refusing to release Palestinian prisoners; the Palestinians, in response, applying to join international organizations and issuing a list of new demands.Have I missed something here? Israel has reneged on its commitment to release prisoners and announced more breaches of international law on racist colonial settlement. In response the Palestinian Authority has asked for some stuff that the NYT doesn't see fit to print. Could it be that whatever it was the Palestinians did couldn't possibly be held by reasonable observers to interfere with any peace process worthy of the name?
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