With Mideast peace in mind, Kerry coaxes Israel on Iran

Or, Mr. Kerry could accept that he’s infuriated the left, the right, and our regional allies to a point where the region looks more unstable than ever before.

CNN Security Clearance

By Elise Labott

Jerusalem (CNN) — John Kerry’s ninth trip to Israel since becoming secretary of state could be among the most difficult.

He needs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s buy-in for the two issues U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the centerpiece of his second term foreign policy – Iran and Middle East peace.

But at a time when the Israeli leader’s confidence in the United States is shaken over the Iran deal, his trust in the administration as broker of a peace deal with the Palestinians may waver.

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