HUFFINGTON POST
12/28/2016 02:45 pm ET

Benjamin Netanyahu: John Kerry's Speech Biased Against Israel

Kerry “obsessively dealt with settlements.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem December 11, 2016.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem December 11, 2016.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East speech on Wednesday was biased against Israel.

In a statement in English issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Netanyahu said: “Like the Security Council resolution that Secretary Kerry advanced in the U.N., his speech tonight was skewed against Israel.”

The Israeli leader said Kerry “obsessively dealt with settlements”, which the United States strongly opposes, in the speech. Netanyahu accused Kerry of barely touching upon “the root of the conflict - Palestinian opposition to a Jewish state in any boundaries”.

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