U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) shakes hands with Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende during a brief meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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Kerry, who only hours before had held a two-hour breakfast meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem following late-night talks, abruptly cancelled plans to fly back to the region Wednesday to see Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.It was not immediately clear where Kerry can go from here, with both sides trading recriminations and the fragile peace effort seemingly in tatters.The tough behind-the-scenes negotiations, in which Kerry has invested countless hours and energy, had already been complicated by news the US could make a three-way deal under which Washington would free a convicted US-born Israeli spy.Already under fire both at home and abroad for his perceived weakness in foreign policy, such as a failure to conduct robust efforts to end the war in Syria, Obama and his team may be unwilling to give Kerry more rein to meddle in the Middle East.It could be that after making a comprehensive peace deal his signature issue, Kerry could find that the White House pulls the plug from a process now on life-support.
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