Kerry has pulled no punches. He has said in clear and unambiguous language that Israel is all mouth and no action over seeking a 2-state resolution and that trying to maintain the status quo - Bibi's longtime strategy - will ultimately end in failure for Israel. No kid gloves, no obfuscation, no use of niceties to blur the truth. Never before have I heard a representative of any American administration take on Israel in such a direct fashion. So far, of course, we have only heard from Kerry but would a Secretary of State have been so blunt if he did not have a strategy to support it? At the moment I am giving him the benefit of the doubt, time will tell. At least it is a far cry from the admonitions that used to be handed out by Hillary - what Israel is doing is "unhelpful" was one of her favourites and was of no help whatsoever to anyone except the settlers.
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