WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that a two-state solution between the Israelis
and Palestinians must be reached in the next two years, or the window of opportunity may be closed.
Speaking before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the secretary of state said he sensed a seriousness of purpose in his meetings in Jerusalem
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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