Two states only way to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace: Kerry

Published: December 28, 2016

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted on Wednesday the only way to secure a lasting peace between Israel and Palestinians is to negotiate a two-state solution to their conflict.

Explaining the US decision last week not to veto a UN Security Council vote to condemn Israeli settlement building, Kerry said: “The vote in the UN was about preserving the two-state solution.

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“That’s what we were standing up for: Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living side-by-side in peace and security with its neighbours,” he said.

“The two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Kerry said, but warned that solution was in “serious jeopardy”.

However, hinting at the recent development in the UN meeting US president-elect Donald Trump in his latest tweet said that the United States “cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect”.

Giving a clear message to the Israeli administration, Trump said, “Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!”

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Reader Comments (3)

  • citizen26
    Dec 28, 2016 - 9:57PM

    Very soon you will also realise that Palestinian state is the only solution. Israel is limited to historical Biblical and Quranic context.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 29, 2016 - 3:11AM

    Kerry is so right. Peace and love in other 50 Muslim states proves his point.Recommend

  • F Khan
    Dec 29, 2016 - 8:57AM

    Palestine & Kashmir are core issue in ME and SEA under the geopolitical unrest.There are 2 countries each one in these region which are usurper of the rights of Palestinian and Kashmiri people.They need UN’s special.attention.Recommend

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