One of Secretary of State John Kerry's priorities during his tenure has been to pursue a new peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, and now as a new wave of violence and rocket attacks has risen up between Israel and Gaza, Kerry is considering a trip to the Middle East to pursue a cease-fire. But this isn't the first time the United States has tried to end the conflict. The last time Israel and Palestine openly sought compromise was in 2010 - the first chance for the Obama Administration to participate in the dialogue. In September 2010, Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times discussed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's motives behind reopening peace talks and President Obama's role in facilitating the discussion.
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