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  7/15/2013, Av 8, 5773

Olmert: Kerry's Efforts Will Fail


Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert predicted on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will not succeed.

Speaking during an event in honor of the release of a book by journalist Ron Pundak on the Oslo Accords, Olmert said that Kerry “puts too much energy on these trips. Every time one meeting after another, all in order to set conditions for the start of negotiations that will end after one day.”

Olmert added, "We are approaching the stage where the international community will place most of the responsibility over the absence of an agreement on Israel. It will harm Israel's international legitimacy, which can affect our way of life.”