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  •  - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2013 5:15:05 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
  •  - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2013 5:15:05 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
  •  - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2013 5:15:05 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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              Secretary of State John Kerry stands with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013, as he announces that he Indyk will

    Secretary of State John Kerry stands with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013, as he announces that he Indyk will

    Posted: 7/29/2013 5:06:13 PM EST
    Secretary of State John Kerry stands with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013, as he announces that he Indyk will shepherd the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  •  - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago

    Posted: 7/29/2013 5:02:28 PM EST
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago, Illinois, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young
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              File - In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Palestinian boys wave national flags near the Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, Friday, June 7, 2013. The U.S. on Sunday, June 28, an

    File - In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Palestinian boys wave national flags near the Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, Friday, June 7, 2013. The U.S. on Sunday, June 28, an

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    File - In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Palestinian boys wave national flags near the Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, Friday, June 7, 2013. The U.S. on Sunday, June 28, announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel's Cabinet agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks. The return to direct contacts between the sides gave U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his first concrete achievement after months of shuttle diplomacy. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)
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              In this June 5, 2007 file photo, a general view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem is seen. The U.S. on Sunday announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talk

    In this June 5, 2007 file photo, a general view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem is seen. The U.S. on Sunday announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talk

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    In this June 5, 2007 file photo, a general view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem is seen. The U.S. on Sunday announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel's Cabinet agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks. The return to direct contacts between the sides gave U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his first concrete achievement after months of shuttle diplomacy. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
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              FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The contours of an Israeli-

    FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The contours of an Israeli-

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/ Xinhua, Issam Rimawi, Pool)
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              FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sit at a table with him as they meet for the sec

    FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sit at a table with him as they meet for the sec

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sit at a table with him as they meet for the second time on Kerry's fifth Mideast trip in Jerusalem. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)
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              GILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in

    GILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    GILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea in Jordan. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Pool, Jim Young, File)
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              FILE - This Nov. 17, 2008 file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, i

    FILE - This Nov. 17, 2008 file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, i

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    FILE - This Nov. 17, 2008 file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, in Jerusalem. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/ GPO, Moshe Milner, File ) ISRAEL OUT NO SALES
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              FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 file photo, an Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The contours of an

    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 file photo, an Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The contours of an

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 file photo, an Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
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              FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 file photo, a boy holds a Palestinian flag during a march against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 file photo, a boy holds a Palestinian flag during a march against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 file photo, a boy holds a Palestinian flag during a march against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of the village of Iskaka, near the Jewish West Bank settlement of Ariel. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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              FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2005 file picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks at the area of the coastal strip of Nitzan

    FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2005 file picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks at the area of the coastal strip of Nitzan

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2005 file picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks at the area of the coastal strip of Nitzanim north of the Gaza Strip on a tour of the Nitzanim area which was proposed as the possible site for the relocation of thousands of Jewish settlers after their evacuation from the Gaza Strip. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Avi Ohayon/Government Press Office, File) ISRAEL OUT
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              FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view over West Bank showing a Palestinian village, left, and a Jewish settlement, right, separated by a wall, part of the sepa

    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view over West Bank showing a Palestinian village, left, and a Jewish settlement, right, separated by a wall, part of the sepa

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view over West Bank showing a Palestinian village, left, and a Jewish settlement, right, separated by a wall, part of the separation fence Israel is building. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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              FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view showing workers constructing part of the fence Israel is building to separate Israeli controlled areas, left, from Palest

    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view showing workers constructing part of the fence Israel is building to separate Israeli controlled areas, left, from Palest

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view showing workers constructing part of the fence Israel is building to separate Israeli controlled areas, left, from Palestinian areas, right, in the northern West Bank. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
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              FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 file photo, Police and medics surround the scene of an explosion at a crowded pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, an apparent suicide attack th

    FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 file photo, Police and medics surround the scene of an explosion at a crowded pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, an apparent suicide attack th

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 file photo, Police and medics surround the scene of an explosion at a crowded pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, an apparent suicide attack that killed at least a dozen people and wounded scores, officials said. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2013 1:44:21 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
  •  - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2013 1:44:21 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) greets Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
  •  - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2013 1:44:21 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) speaks next to Martin Indyk at the State Department in Washington July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas