Nov. 6 - Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu says peace talks with the Palestinians had failed to make real progress so far, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is ''confident we have the ability to make progress.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday (November 6) peace talks with the Palestinians had failed to make real progress so far and he hoped visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry could get them back on track. "I'm concerned about the progress because I see that the Palestinians are continuing with incitement, continuing to create artificial crisis, continuing to avoid, to run away from the historic decisions that are needed to make a genuine peace. I hope that your visit can help steer them back to a place where we could achieve the historical peace that we seek and that our people deserve. And I welcome you again," Netanyahu said. John Kerry responded by saying, "I hope that we will continue, in the good faith that brought parties together in the first place. This can be achieved - with good faith, with a serious effort on both sides, make real compromises and hard decisions - this can be achieved. President Obama sees the road ahead as do I, we share a belief in this process so we wouldn't put this time into it. So I look forward to the conversations we will have beginning today and I respect everybody's patience with us that we are not talking everyday about what we are doing. We need the space to negotiate privately, secretly, quietly and we will continue to do that. There are six months ahead of us on the time table we have set for ourselves and I am confident that we have the ability to make progress."