Speaking before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the secretary of state said he sensed a seriousness of purpose in his meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Secretary of State Kerry to visit Israel, PA
Kerry stressed he wouldn't publicly lay out a plan for Mideast peace, but added that if nothing was worked out over the next two years, the chance for a peaceful agreement establishing an independent Palestine may be over.
Kerry visited the region last week and addressed the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, saying to Prsident Shimon Peres: "I have no illusions about the difficulties; we've seen them. But you have to believe in the possibilities to be able to get there. You and I believe in them and I'm convinced there is a road ahead," the top US diplomat said.
AP contributed to this report
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