Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responds to what he calls Secretary of State John Kerry’s ‘skewed’ speech defending the U.S. move allowing the UN to condemn Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
“Like the resolution that John Kerry advanced at the UN (Security Council), John Kerry gave a skewed speech against Israel. For over an hour, Kerry dealt obsessively with the settlements and almost didn’t touch on the root of the conflict — the Palestinian opposition to a Jewish state in any boundaries,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office read.
Netanyahu’s statement was one of several from Israelis that crticized Kerry’s speech.
A former Israeli ambassador to the United States says Secretary of State John Kerry showed “no leadership” in his speech on Israel-Palestine relations on Wednesday, while a Republican member of Congress called it “disastrous.”