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Kerry restarts Israel-Palestinian peace talks

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“There is now a path forward, and we must follow that path with urgency,” Kerry said in a statement. “If the leaders on both sides continue to show strong leadership and a willingness to make those tough choices, and a willingness to reasonably compromise, then peace is possible.”

Martin Indyk, President Clinton's ambassador to Israel, will serve as U.S. special envoy for the talks and engage with both sides on a “day-to-day basis, working with the parties wherever they are negotiating.”

Kerry's former staff director on the Senate Foreign Relations panel, Frank Lowenstein, will serve as Indyk's deputy and senior adviser to Kerry.

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