The greatest insult of the Kerry speech – and there were many – was his line: 'Does anyone here really believe that the settlers will agree to submit to Palestinian law in Palestine?'
Most Israeli leaders slammed the "farewell speech" by US Secretary of State John Kerry, saying he lacks understanding of the conflict with the Palestinian Authority.
"Israeli families have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and advance peace. My family has been one of them."
"Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. We pray for peace."
Lavrov warned against bringing the US domestic agenda into the work of the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council.
'I urge Secretary Kerry and the Administration not to set forth a formula, which will inevitably disadvantage Israel in any negotiation.'
'John Kerry is a stain on American foreign policy who is ignorant of the issues.'
"What I’ll say is that we reject the notion that the United States was the driving force behind this resolution. That’s just not true."
Kerry advised Erekat the PA should ask for parameters to a forced permanent solution, after discussion with the Saudis, who a few years ago had advanced a two-state based Middle East peace resolution.
Russia says it voted for UNSC resolution 2334(2016) because it reflected "the general view of the international community."
At the AIPAC conference, obviously anticipating the events of last Friday, Trump promised: 'When I’m president, believe me, I will veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state. It will be vetoed 100 percent.'
Former American diplomat Dan Kurtzer scolded Israel's Prime Minister for his response to last week's UNSC resolution.
Defense Minister Liberman warns French Jews in particular that if they want to remain Jewish, now is the time to leave.
Netanyahu's spokesman David Keys said Israel has ironclad information that the Obama administration helped craft the anti-settlements UNSC resolution.
PM Netanyahu summoned US envoy to Israel Dan Shapiro for talks in the wake of American's betrayal of her "closest ally" in the Middle East.
It's clear the Palestinian Authority sees the UN Security Council vote as a green light for a new wave of terror against Israelis.
He did not mention that, had the Maccabees redeemed the Holy Temple today, they would surely have been condemned by the UN Security Council, with the US abstaining, because said Holy Temple stood in 'Occupied East Jerusalem.'
"Over decades, American administrations and Israeli governments had disagreed about settlements, but we agreed that the Security Council was not the place to resolve this issue," Netanyahu noted.
The Post and News vote in favor of Israel, the Times abstains.
The full text of the 2016 UN resolution demanding Israel give up any territory won in defensive wars since 1967.
Habayit Hayehudi Chairman MK Naftali Bennett said on Saturday night that now is the time to switch from retreat to sovereignty.'
President-Elect Donald Trump engaged in his first act as leader of the free world on Thursday, when his tweet stopped the game clock on an Egyptian anti-settlements UN Security Council resolution.
The vote has been the focal point of the Israeli PM's anxiety since the US elections, guiding his moves and statements, especially concerning the crisis he's faced at home regarding Amona.
Worst Celebrations of Special Days: AFP, which dedicated its International Women’s Day coverage to the hardships of Arab women whose husbands are held in Israeli jails.
IRS Told to Surrender Documents Containing ‘Israel’ ‘Zion’ ‘West Bank’ ‘Judea’ ‘Samaria’ and ‘Special...
Congress demands all IRS documents from 2009 till now that could reveal a policy to persecute pro-Israel Americans.