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Kerry may be ready for his Jim Baker moment

The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement now allows both parties to say “I told you so” and move into the post-peace process era, with all its consequences.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane to leave Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca for a return to the United States April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool (MOROCCO - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3K0J3

By the standards of the parallel universe inhabited by Israelis and Palestinians, April 23 was a good day. Everyone now feels vindicated, self-righteous, sanctimonious and in their comfort zone, with leadership and statesmanship reduced to saying "I told you so."

"I told you so," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will say: Hamas will take over the West Bank, the Palestinians don't really want a two-state solution, how can we negotiate? They are deceitful. They want a state without negotiating.

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