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Tillerson criticizes Kerry's approach to Israel, vowing a different path

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Tillerson criticizes Kerry's approach to Israel, vowing a different path
    By Michael Wilner
    11 January 2017 21:07
    President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson also warned of weaknesses in the Iran nuclear deal.
    Rex Tillerson

    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, criticized the outgoing Obama administration for its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in recent days, answering questions before a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

    Amid hours of questioning over his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his attitudes toward Moscow's role in the world, Tillerson briefly offered his perspective on the question of a two-state solution. Direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians are possible, and still the goal, Tillerson said. But a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel over its settlement enterprise last month made those talks less likely.

    "Israel is, has always been and remains our most important ally in the region," he said. "The UN resolution that was passed, in my view, is not helpful. It actually undermines a good set of conditions for talks to continue." Tillerson characterized the Security Council vote, on Resolution 2334, as an attempt to "coerce" Israel to change course. "That will not lead to a solution," he said.

    more.............http://www.jpost.com/American-Polit...oach-to-Israel-vowing-a-different-path-478154
     
  2. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    Since Resolution 2334 essentially cedes the "west bank" to the "Palestinians" by UN fiat the PA is now going to simply demand transfer.
    From their perspective the argument is over.
    It's amazing the over educated dunderheads at the UN didn't figure that out. Or perhaps it was their intent.
     
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