Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the US of anti-Israel rhetoric

Биньямин Нетаньяху обвинил США в антиизраильской риторике

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in saying anti-Israel speeches about UN resolutions. About it reports Russian Service BBC.

“The Kerry speech today was directed against Israel, as the resolution of the UN security Council, which he promoted,” said the Prime Minister.

Netanyahu believes that during his speech, Kerry was focused on the issue of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. Thus, according to the Israeli Prime Minister, U.S. Secretary of state practically did not touch the root of the problem, namely the unwillingness of the Palestinians to recognize the state of Israel in any borders.

Recall that speaking at the US state Department, Kerry said that the prospect of settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the principle of coexistence of two States – Israeli and Palestinian – is currently under threat.

He also stressed that the UN resolution condemning the construction of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, and meets American values.

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As previously reported, on December 23, the UN security Council adopted a resolution which stated that Israel’s building of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory “has no legal effect and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law.”

It was supported by 14 members of the security Council, including Ukraine. USA, who have previously blocked such projects, abstained. The authors of the document are Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela.

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At the same time, the US President-elect Donald trump called the dismissive attitude of the US towards Israel because of non-use of the veto during the vote for anti-Israel resolutions in the UN and called on Israel to suffer until he takes office.