John Kerry-led negotiations


In July 2013 direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians resumed under the mediation of the United States with negotiations scheduled to last up to nine months with the aim of reaching a final status agreement. Talks ultimately broke down in April 2014 with mutual recriminations over the Palestinian accession to 15 international treaties, an agreed reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas and the Israeli refusal to release the fourth and final tranche of Palestinian prisoners in jail from before the Oslo Accords.