WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is sticking with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for now despite a crisis that has threatened to scuttle talks.
That’s the message US officials were peddling as a top State Dept. team was in the region turning over the engine attempting to restart the talks.
“The bitter irony is that at this point the fight is over process, it’s not over the final status agreement,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said in testimony Tuesday, April 8, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
US efforts to keep the talks alive were accompanied by warnings that the process was not open-ended.