By Ramsey Cox
Ros-Lehtinen said Secretary of State John Kerry should stop pressuring Israel and the Palestinians on an unlikely peace deal and start addressing more pressing concerns in the Middle East.
Her comments came the same day Kerry denounced a violent crackdown by the Egyptian military in which more than 200 people were killed in army raids.
“As Secretary Kerry’s team sits with the two sides as they again attempt to negotiate a settlement, next door in Egypt, the violence is reaching a boiling point as the already fragile situation is causing more deaths and instability,” Ros-Lehtinen said.
Kerry has made it clear that one of his top priorities as secretary of State is to negotiate peace in the Middle East, but Ros-Lehtinen said he's unlikely to achieve that goal because Israel has “given concession after concession” while receiving “nothing in return” from the Palestinian Authority.