At least he didn’t blame global warming.
Via Times of Israel:
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence could hamper French efforts to revive the peace process, but pledged “we are all looking for a way forward.
“The United States and myself remain deeply, deeply committed to a two-state solution,” Kerry said after a Paris meeting with his counterparts from France, Italy, Britain, Germany and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini.
“At the moment it is a difficult one, because of the violence that has been taking place, and there are not many people in Israel or in the region itself right now that believe in the possibilities of peace because of those levels of violence,” he added.
Kerry’s comments came after his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault said he would present proposals to revive talks to EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday.
“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains but is getting worse, the status quo cannot last,” Ayrault said in Paris.
The newly appointed French foreign minister visited Cairo last week to drum up support for the initiative to hold an international conference by the summer to revive peace talks.
A previous round of talks brokered by Kerry collapsed in April 2014.
“There’s not any one country or one person that can resolve this. This is going to require the global community, it will require international support,” said Kerry.
The US and Israel have yet to say whether they will support the French effort, which would run in opposition to their stances that bilateral talks between Jerusalem and Ramallah are the only way to reach a deal.