Kerry I: Settlements, not UN resolutions, weaken and isolate Israel

In his speech on Wednesday at the State Department, outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated his country's call for a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and criticized Israel's control of Judea and Samaria, which he called a "military occupation", as well as the inability of Palestinians to travel freely within those areas or into Israel. He spoke at length on the disadvantages of a single state and the risk he said it would pose to Palestinians, Israelis, the entire region and American interests. During the entire speech he repeatedly blasted Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria, claiming that there is no connection between security and the settlements. He claimed that the existence of the settlements, not UN resolutions, is weakening Israel.  

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