Kerry says to reassess Israeli-Palestinian issue after failing to meet goal

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference in Addis Ababa, on May 1, 2014. US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he would pause and reassess what might be possible after failing to meet his April 29 goal for an Is
US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference in Addis Ababa, on May 1, 2014. US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he would pause and reassess what might be possible after failing to meet his April 29 goal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying both sides still wanted to try to negotiate. -- PHOTO: AFP

ADDIS ABABA (REUTERS) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he would pause and reassess what might be possible after failing to meet his April 29 goal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying both sides still wanted to try to negotiate.

"Both parties still indicate that they feel it's important to negotiate and want to find a way to negotiate," Mr Kerry said, during a trip to Ethiopia.

"So we believe the best thing to do right now is pause, take a hard look at these things and find out what is possible and what is not possible in the days ahead."