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John Kerry will outline plan for Middle East peace after 7 years, 11 months of careful Obama admin consideration; Updated

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By Doug Powers  •  December 27, 2016 08:27 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

After over seven years and eleven months, the Obama administration is having a Middle East peace epiphany after tossing lighter fluid and a match on Israel at the United Nations last week:

Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a speech Wednesday on the Obama administration’s vision for Middle East peace, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

The speech at the State Department comes as the relationship between the US and Israel frays following the Obama administration’s controversial decision to abstain on Friday from a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Kerry said at the time that, “In the coming days, I will speak further to the vote in the Security Council today and share more detailed thoughts, drawn from the experience of the last several years, on the way ahead.”
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Toner said at a press briefing Tuesday that Kerry would “touch on” the Israel situation but the speech would be more broadly about the politics of region. Toner said Kerry would also explain how the resolution’s message would be implemented and outline America’s “next steps” — even though the clock is ticking on the administration.

So what’s Obama/Kerry’s Middle East peace plan going to consist of this time? More cash to Iran? Funding for an Arafat statue in Tel Aviv? Global warming seminars for ISIS? Reset button delivered to al-Qaeda in Yemen? A James Taylor concert in Aleppo? Place your bets!

Update:

Does it get any more “Kerry” than this?

When the going gets tough, the tough abstain! Time to send in James Taylor.

All I can say is that at least this guy’s gone in three weeks:

They’ve failed at every turn, but Kerry’s going to continue the smug lectures until he’s getting shoved out the door.

The unspoken disclaimer to that in Kerry’s speech was clear: “…Unless you try to build some houses over there.”

Netanyahu seems eager for Obama’s term to end:

Hey, who doesn’t want a lecture against settlement expansion from a guy with several mansions?

**Written by Doug Powers

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