US ambassador: 'Tempering expectations' could help negotiations
"The atmosphere is pessimistic and skeptical, but maybe that's not the worst thing in the world – a tempering of expectations could allow us to work," said US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro. He noted that he believes that there is still a possibility of reaching a framework agreement at the end of the nine-month negotiations.


Shapiro praised US Secretary of State's John Kerry work as a mediator: "Kerry understood that one of the central problems is lack of trust and he managed to serve as a bridge for trust-building between leaders." (Gilad Morag)