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Kerry, Israel, Two-State Solutions

Kerry Cautions Israel: Two-State Solution Is Now In ‘Serious Jeopardy’

“Despite our best efforts over the years, the two-state solution is now in serious jeopardy,” Kerry said at the State Department. “We cannot, in good conscience, do nothing, and say nothing, when we see the hope of peace slipping away.”

December 28, 2016
U.S. Embassy, Jerusalem, Israel

Hidden Dangers Of Moving The U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

An embassy move might well inflame Jordan’s population, creating even more pressures on the Jordanian government, which already is battling ISIS and other jihadists forces and bearing a tremendous burden from the Syrian refugee crisis. Jordan’s stability is a core U.S. and Israeli national security interest. At a time when Middle East states are crumbling, does it make sense to risk the stability of a key partner in fighting regional extremism?

December 28, 2016
Israel

Israel Pressing Ahead With Settlements Despite U.N. Vote

The Jerusalem municipality, undeterred by a U.N. anti-settlement resolution, is due to consider on Wednesday requests for construction permits for hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.

December 27, 2016
Israeli PM Netanyahu furious over UN vote on settlements

Angered By UN Vote Against Settlements, Israeli PM Summons US Envoy

The resolution condemning settlements in the occupied territories passed the Security Council because the U.S. broke with its long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and abstained instead of wielding its veto power.

December 25, 2016