US Secretary of State John Kerry stated it is a "fundamental reality" that unless there is a separate state for Palestinians, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic – but not both.
US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's position against Israel building more settlements on occupied Palestinian land on Wednesday.
The US abstained from a UN Security Council vote condemning settlements last Friday. The move created a strong backlash from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his US supporters — among them president-elect Donald Trump.
TRT World's Colin Campbell has more.