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July 31st, 2013
06:35 PM ET

Is Kerry's bid for Mideast peace delusional?

Bloomberg View columnist and national correspondent for The Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg wrote a column Wednesday that was very skeptical of Secretary of State John Kerry's recent efforts to negotiate a Middle East peace deal.

In an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper", Goldberg described Kerry's efforts as "Pollyannish," listing several reasons why a deal is near impossible.

"In order to have a final settlement to this problem, you have to divide Jerusalem, you have to figure out a way for these parties to share it, and be separate at the same time. That's impossible," said Goldberg.

Another set of issues, said Goldberg, is the descendants of Palestinian refugees.

"If you believe that this can come to a final conclusion, what you're going to be doing is telling 5 million Palestinians who are descendants of refugees, that 'You're not going home, or to the place that you think of as home. You're going to have to find another solution to your problem,'" said Goldberg.

Check out the video above for more of our interview with Jeffrey Goldberg.

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