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The State Department said nine months is a "timeline" the involved parties have committed to as a way to make progress, it's a goal Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday as he pushed a new round of talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, with all the core issues – refugees, settlers, borders, Jerusalem – on the table.
But with Syria and Egypt spilling into chaos, why is Kerry focusing on this stuff now? CNN's Nick Paton Walsh has the story, in the video above.