Occupied Palestine, ALRAY - "Israel – Palestinians are at dead end" Israel foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said ahead of a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry .
In an appearance Friday night at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy conference, Lieberman addressed Kerry's optimism in regards to a political breakthrough with the Palestinians saying that he "doesn't see a chance to achieve a comprehensive agreement."
Lieberman said that talks with the Palestinians should not have a starting point of discussing security and refugees, "but rather (start with) something simple like trust and reliability. The trust between the two sides is non-existent. It is hard to make peace when you don't believe the other side."
On Friday, moments before leaving Israel, Kerry said: "I believe we are closer than we have been in years in bringing about the peace and prosperity and security that all the people in this region deserve and have been yearning for."
Lieberman will meet with Kerry in Washington on Sunday. This meeting is particularly significant since the previous secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, refused to meet with Lieberman more than twice.