What is the current status of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians ? It seems that both sides are repeating their long held positions. The Palestinians insist that Israel agree to a PLO state based upon 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital in order to restart peace talks. Israel is willing to restart peace talks without any preconditions. Will Kerry be successful in his efforts ? He is scheduled to make his proposal to both sides to restart direct peace talks in the near future. What will it be ?