Here’s today’s press conference at the State Department. Note how firm and detailed Secretary of State John Kerry was in his 11-minute presentation, how poetic Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni’s 4-minute remarks were (starting at 12:15) and how strikingly brief and downbeat Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat was in his one minute and 10 seconds (starting at 11:00).
If you want to know what’s going on, you can get Kerry’s information by reading the transcript. To get a feel for how it went and what’s ahead, though, I recommend watching the video of Erekat and Livni (start at 11:00):
Jonathan Jeremy “J.J.” Goldberg is editor-at-large of the Forward, where he served as editor in chief for seven years (2000-2007).