Kerry claims Israeli gov’t is controlled by extremist elements

In a speech Thursday morning (local time) on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, US Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Washington's call for a two-state solution. At the beginning of the speech at the State Department he said US support for Israel would not exist if it clashed with the most basic American values. Kerry slammed Hamas for continuing to arm itself at a time when Gazan citizens face a humanitarian crisis, but then immediately afterwards criticized the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, claiming it is controlled by extremist elements. He also mentioned the extensive support that the Obama administration has provided to Israel, the largest amount of military aid that the US has given to any country.

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