Kerry heads to Mideast to rescue peace efforts

Kerry heads to Mideast to rescue peace efforts

JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Israel and the Palestinian territories today, hoping to breathe life into peace talks that have quickly run into trouble. Three months after the U.S.-brokered talks were launched, there have been no visible signs of progress, and both sides have reverted to a familiar pattern of finger pointing. With the talks set to end in April, the deadlock is raising speculation that the U.S. may need to step up its involvement and present its own blueprint for peace early next year, or perhaps lower expectations and pursue a limited, interim agreement.

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