Israel is bracing for yet another potential conflict with the Obama administration in the final weeks before the presidential election, Donald Trump took office as Secretary of state John Kerry is preparing to follow up last week’s anti-settlement U. N. rebuke with a major address on the U.S. vision for the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday to discuss Kerry’s plans, the peace process in the Middle East on Wednesday.
The times of Israel and Israel’s channel 2 reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is concerned to offer an Obama administration, the security Council endorses the principles for a Palestinian state, and to reach out to allies in the U.S. Congress and the incoming Trump administration, to try and deter further steps against Israel.
Netanyahu reportedly is concerned about what parameters you can set Kerry for a Palestinian state.
While it is unclear whether the Obama administration would urge the administration, which allows for further security Council measures, according to a US abstention, the anti-settlement resolution of the Council of the Friday disable – the White house and the State Department have offered a few details about Kerry’s scheduled speech.
The Deputy National security adviser Ben Rhodes told Channel 2 that Kerry put a comprehensive vision of how the USA sees the conflict is resolved.
He also dismissed Netanyahu’s description of the last week the vote as an “ambush” citing long-standing concerns of President Obama and Kerry about the settlement activities printing in the West Bank and make a two-state-solution more difficult. Rhodes defended Obama’s support for Israel, and perhaps appease Netanyahu’s latest concerns, said the United States was not to impose on the search for a resolution to the conflict over the measure the U. N..
Obama in 2011 challenged the public to draw Israel back to the borders that existed before the 1967 Six-day war, a call to Netanyahu refused at the time. Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes told Fox News on Monday that they were “definitely concerned” when asked about Kerry’s planned address.
The Israeli government, meanwhile, continues to insist that there is evidence that the Obama administration helped orchestrate last week, the U. N. resolution and the vote-and she vowed to share these details with the trump team. The resolution condemns Israeli settlement activist in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
“We have evidence that … we are the new administration, and if you decide to share with the American people, that is your choice,” the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer told Fox News’ “Special Report”. “It is very clear that the U.S.-orchestrated.”
He said an Israeli minister belongs to, as “directly” that the Vice President intervened Biden to Ukraine to support the resolution and added: “The evidence we have is much bigger than that.”
As for his country is a concern, on Friday the measure, he said, it undermines the peace process by removing a piece of the benefit, would you, to the negotiating table: a territory. He has also expressed, to reconsider support for congressional efforts, the funding for the United Nations in the future.
The White house, though, has tried to explain their abstention, as rooted in the concern that the settlements itself, to undermine the peace process. Spokesman Eric Schultz pushed back also, on allegations that orchestrated the votes.
“The United States does not have the draft of this resolution, the have pleased to introduce this resolution,” he said in a statement. “The Egyptians, in partnership with the Palestinians, are the ones that began circulating an earlier draft of the resolution. The Egyptians are the ones who moved us on Friday. And we took the position that we are at the time, as it was put to the vote.”
Kerry also said in a statement after Friday the result of the vote: “Today, the United States, with a primary goal: the preservation of the possibility of the two-state solution, which every US administration for decades, the only way to a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. … As a life-long friend of Israel, I have every opportunity to speak, or their voice for the protection of its security and the chance for a peaceful future.”
The Israelis are trying to appeal to try and help last week, the head of the U. N. settlement resolution. While the vote was delayed until Friday, Trump has resumed his criticism of the international body and promised changes.
“The United Nations has such a great potential, but currently it is simply a club for people to come together, talk and have a good time. So sad!” he tweeted on Monday.