But now I must express my deep disappointment with the speech today of John Kerry. What he did was to spend most of his speech blaming Israel for the lack of peace. By passionately condemning a policy of enabling Jews to live in their historic homeland and in their eternal capital, Jerusalem.
Israel remains committed to resolving the outstanding differences between us and the Palestinians through direct negotiations. And that's why Israel opposed last week's Security Council resolution. Because it effectively calls the Western Wall, occupied Palestinian territory. Israel looks forward to working with President-elect Trump and with the American Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, to mitigate the damage that this resolution has done, and ultimately, to repeal it.
Palestinian rejection of Israel and support for terror are what the nations of the world should focus on if they truly want to advance peace. And I can only express my regret and say that it's a shame that Secretary Kerry does not see this simple truth.