Below is an excerpt from Friday's State Department briefing.
QUESTION: The meeting between Palestinian negotiators Saeb Erekat and
Secretary Kerry. I spoke with Mr. Erekat today, and he basically cordially
MS. NULAND: Imagine that, Said. Imagine that.
QUESTION: He actually says to defer to you. He’s saying that you will
say whatever you want to say. So could you share some of the substance of the
meeting with us?
MS. NULAND: I think I’ll decline that generous offer that you’ve given
me, Said. I think, as you know, this – cordially, in fact – as you know, this
diplomacy depends on it being handled diplomatically.
A happy Purim to those celebrating today!