WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted on Wednesday the only way to secure a lasting peace between Israel and Palestinians is to negotiate a two-state solution to their conflict.
Explaining the US decision last week not to veto a UN Security Council vote to condemn Israeli settlement building, Kerry said: “The vote in the UN was about preserving the two-state solution.
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“That’s what we were standing up for: Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living side-by-side in peace and security with its neighbours,” he said.
“The two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Kerry said, but warned that solution was in “serious jeopardy”.
However, hinting at the recent development in the UN meeting US president-elect Donald Trump in his latest tweet said that the United States “cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect”.
not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
Giving a clear message to the Israeli administration, Trump said, “Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!”
courtesy : express tribune