US Secretary of State John Kerry announced, yesterday, that he has decided to take a pause in order to re-evaluate possible steps in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, noting that he will make public the ‘progress’ made during the nine months of peace talks between the two nations.
At a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Kerry said that each still believes they should continue with the negotiations and find a solution to the core issues, including borders, Jerusalem, refugees, security, and settlements.

Kerry added, according to the Palestinian News Network, that Washington ‘believes the best thing to do right now is pause, take a hard look at these things, and find out what is possible and what is not possible in the days ahead. As I have consistently said, I think peace is to the benefit of both parties – benefit of Israel, and benefit of the Palestinians.’