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Right now secretary of state John Kerry is in Israel where he has just wrapped up a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
He is hoping to rekindle peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority this is carries third trip to the region in two weeks.
President Obama has also been there recently but will these trips make a difference Shannon -- sat down earlier with the Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Moore.
Very important time right now for Israel let me first get your sense of whether things have moved -- peace negotiations following president Obama's visit.
We have from -- the president Obama's visit gave -- certain push.
To the -- step process we've been waiting now for four years for -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to re join us at the negotiating table so far he has refused.
We've made all sorts of efforts to incentivize them to come back the table we've offered him a control over a gas.
Drill site in the eastern Mediterranean that if he would take the site.
It would represent an income of about hundreds of millions of dollars the Palestinian authorities solve all the other economic problems.
All yesterday was come back from negotiating table he hasn't done it.
Our position -- Obama's position is that negotiations -- Israelis and Palestinians should begin immediately without preconditions.
On all the core issues separating us whether -- be security borders even Jerusalem.
Three to two state solution for two peoples we hope we hope of the president's visit will succeed in motivating President Abbas to come back to negotiating table.
And following that visit now our secretary of state John Kerry heading there as well and we'll meet with leaders on both sides what are your hopes for the visit.
Again -- the one -- -- and is that we can get these talks go.
We hope that that secretary of state Kerry can convince the Palestinian leadership that the only way to resolve this conflict.
Is by direct negotiations.
Not by going to the UN unilaterally the palaces have done in the past.
Not by trying to reach a a reconciliation with Hamas which is a terrorist organization.
Dedicated to Israel's destruction.
The only way to resolve the conflict is by sitting face to face prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Abbas of the -- authority sitting.
As we're sitting right now and working out our problems how concerned are you about the recent unrest in the region in the back and forth how much does that complicate things when you're trying to move forward.
Like a crazy great uncertainty among Israelis.
-- we -- dealing with a very fluid and and potentially.
Flammable situation and our entire region.
But we're always looking for opportunities as well what's happening in Syria for example great danger to -- -- -- -- Question of the control over Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles which is the largest -- -- weapons stockpiles in the world.
-- we set a red line there that -- -- if the Syrians transferred those weapons over to his -- other terrorists.
We won't remain passive and we -- stick by that red line.
We also see a certain opportunity if the fault the Bashar Assad machine.
In Syria with the difference -- -- peaceful and democratic Syria nobody will be happier than state of his -- that we we've long said.
We are the only stable democracy in the Middle East the only functioning democracy Middle -- we'd be happier still if you're one of many functioning democracies in the middle.
Ask -- how wrongly as it its long held there and that the democratic -- right now.
There's just one country -- that is stable.
That is strong militarily economically.
That has never -- second of non democratic governance not a second.
And only one country that is under deservedly.
Unabashedly proudly pro American.
Saw when President Obama visited us the American flags flying everywhere.
What you see that -- Not anywhere else that I anything that I can easily -- you said that you won't be passive in these situations and talked about a red line.
When you say that what does that mean is on the table well and the Red Line in Syria we've been very clear any transfer will be called -- changing and munitions weaponry.
To the hands of -- such as anti aircraft.
Munitions which are very advanced in the Syrian arsenal but -- -- chemical weapons can you imagine you know his ballot in.
In Lebanon which is a proxy for Iran has 70000 rockets.
Many of them are situated inside homes.
Because they know that we go try to defend ourselves we'll be hurting Lebanese civilians will be condemned as war criminals.
Those rockets aimed at our homes.
Imagine if those weapons were -- with complete chemical weapons we can't allow that to happen so we will won't remain passive.
And that is Rhett that are red lines very much supported by -- about mystery would you take preemptive action.
We mean that we will not be fast.
How do you see this playing out for a lot of people what's happening in Syria has come on much longer than they anticipated certainly much longer than anybody -- like to see.
How do you think it will ultimately play out.
Well we think that -- outside will fall eventually win he's going to fall nobody knows.
Anybody tells you is this the false prophet.
But do we hope that when he falls that that chaos does not -- there that -- that Syria will continue to go here and then.
They would emerge at -- -- united.
Peace loving I -- peace loving democratic government what are the chances of that right now.
I'm from Jerusalem but I am no profit and I can't -- Asked to -- -- -- time.
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