The Wall Street Journal: Kerry defends U.S.’s decision not to veto UN resolution on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State John Kerry launched a forceful defense of the Obama administration’s approach to Israel Wednesday, warning that a two-state solution is “in jeopardy” in a speech outlining the administration’s vision for finding Middle East peace.

Kerry’s remarks come amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Israel after the U.S., refraining from using its veto last week in the United Nations Security Council, allowed a resolution critical of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to pass.

Kerry said the U.S. decision to abstain from the vote last week was “in accordance with our values.”

“Some seem to believe that the U.S.

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