Israeli minister dismisses Kerry's peace efforts

Israel's outspoken Defense Minister, Moshe  Ya'alon, has said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently completed his tenth trip to the region in less than a year on the job, "turned up here determined and acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor" for a peace deal.  Ya'alon added: "In reality, there have been no negotiations between us and the Palestinians for all these months --but rather between us and the Americans. [Source]