Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Netanyahu Denounces Kerry's "Biased" Speech Against Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Israel's "biased" speech on Wednesday by US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"Like the Security Council resolution that Secretary Kerry pushed at the UN, his speech tonight was biased against Israel," a statement from Netanyahu's office said.

"For more than an hour, Kerry obsessively addressed the issue of colonies and barely touched the root of the conflict, the Palestinian opposition to a Jewish state on any kind of borders," he said.
on any kind of borders," he said.

Shortly afterward, in a televised speech, Netanyahu accused the Secretary of State of being "more concerned about the colonies than about terrorism."
"We do not need lessons from foreign leaders," the prime minister said.
"The Middle East is inflamed, terrorism rages and John Kerry criticizes the region's only democracy," Netanyahu lamented and expressed hope that the administration led by Barack Obama "will not cause further damage to the UN."

Kerry warned in his speech in Washington that the continuation of Israeli settlements in occupied territories threatens the possibility of peace with the Palestinians.
"The two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians," said Kerry, who is due to step down on January 20 with the arrival of President Donald Trump in the White House.




Kerry warned that an exit with the creation of an Israeli and a Palestinian state is in "grave danger", denouncing elements of the "extreme right" of the Israeli government are leading that country towards a "perpetual occupation" of Palestinian lands and a single State.
Cited by public radio, Labor left-wing opposition leader Isaac Herzog said that John Kerry's speech "expresses a real concern for the security and future of Israel."

In a statement, Peace Now, an Israeli NGO opposed to colonization asked Benjamin Netanyahu to adopt the "parameters" of the proposals put forward by John Kerry for peace.
Kerry warned that an exit with the creation of an Israeli and a Palestinian state is in "grave danger", denouncing elements of the "extreme right" of the Israeli government are leading that country towards a "perpetual occupation" of Palestinian lands and a single State.

Cited by public radio, Labor left-wing opposition leader Isaac Herzog said that John Kerry's speech "expresses a real concern for the security and future of Israel."
Zehava Galon, deputy of Meretz, another leftist party, assimilated for its part the policy of colonization of the Israeli government "to an explosive object that can only sabotage any agreement on a two-state solution" between Israel and Palestine.
In a statement, Peace Now, an Israeli NGO opposed to colonization asked Benjamin Netanyahu to adopt the "parameters" of the proposals put forward by John Kerry for peace.

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