Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, who returned Monday from a 10-day fact-finding trip to the Middle East, says he has renewed hopes that peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians brokered by Secretary of State John F. Kerry will achieve a breakthrough. After meeting with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders as part of a congressional delegation, the Newton Democrat said that despite all the challenges confronting the region—including the civil war in Syria, political strife in Egypt, and threats from Iran and its proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon—there is a palpable sense of possibility compared with his previous visit there last year. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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