Is Mideast peace being blocked by ancient Israeli plans?
— The Globe and Mail
Time is running out in the U.S.-backed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks scheduled to end in April. And so, it seems, is U.S. patience.
Secretary of State John Kerry went to Jerusalem and Ramallah last weekend for the 10th time since last summer when the nine-month talks were announced and he carried an ultimatum: either put aside your differences and agree to a framework for a final peace agreement or do without U.S. support.