Still not done being furious at the US for not vetoing a UN Security Council resolution last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today expressed outrage at Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech calling for a two-state solution, insisting it was “biased against Israel.”
Netanyahu angrily attacked Kerry, accusing him of “condemning a policy that lets Jews live in their eternal homeland,” being not being serious in comments during the speech that condemned terrorism, saying the whole speech was “fundamentally anti-Israel.”
Kerry’s comments didn’t actually break much new ground, calling for a return to the two-state solution and warning that Israel’s expansion of the settlements deeper into Palestinian territory were leading to a “one-state” solution in which Israel could not remain both a democracy and a Jewish state.
In his own comments, Netanyahu repeatedly insisted he wants “a Jewish state” but didn’t accompany that with calls for Israel to retain any sort of pretense of democracy. He went on to insist he is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump to work against the UN resolution.
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