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May 24, 2013 10:19 am

Kerry: Israeli ‘Sense of Security’ Prevents Urgency for Peace Talks

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Ahmet Doğan, father of a Turkish-American citizen killed during the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid. Photo: Twitter.

Times of Israel – Israelis’ “sense of security” prevents them from feeling sufficient urgency to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Jerusalem Thursday, warning of fast-approaching “challenges” that required a change of approach for the Jewish State.

“I think there is an opportunity [for peace], but for many reasons it’s not on the tips of everyone’s tongue,” Kerry told reporters before entering a meeting with President Shimon Peres. “People in Israel aren’t waking up every day and wondering if tomorrow there will be peace because there is a sense of security and a sense of accomplishment and of prosperity.”

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