In a final plea outlining the outgoing Obama adminsitration's vision for Middle East peace, John Kerry has said with the current situation, a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is in jeopardy.The US secretary of state made the remarks in Washington DC on Wednesday, just hours after a senior member of the Israeli government called the planned speech "pathetic".
The comments by Gilad Erdan, Israeli public security minister, were the latest in a bitter exchange following the US refusal to veto a UN Security Council resolution last week that called on Israel to halt all settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Plans by France to hold an international Middle East peace conference on January 15 is another point of worry for Israel.
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Speech is still going on. Kerry is lambasting both sides in the conflict. However, this speech is sounding more like a eulogy for the two-state solution.