Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks on Middle East Peace

Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a major policy address on Middle East peace.

In his remarks, Secretary Kerry said, “Throughout his Administration, President Obama has been deeply committed to Israel and its security, and that commitment has guided his pursuit of peace in the Middle East.  This is an issue which, all of you know, I have worked on intensively during my time as Secretary of State for one simple reason: because the two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.  It is the only way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living in peace and security with its neighbors.  It is the only way to ensure a future of freedom and dignity for the Palestinian people.  And it is an important way of advancing United States interests in the region.”

Secretary Kerry concluded, "There is simply too much at stake -- for future generations of Israelis and Palestinians -- to give in to pessimism, especially when peace is, in fact, still possible. We must not lose hope in the possibility of peace. We must not give in to those who say what is now must always be, that there is no chance for a better future. It is up to Israelis and Palestinians to make the difficult choices for peace, but we can all help. And for the sake of future generations of Israelis and Palestinians, for all the people of the region, for the United States, for all those around the world who have prayed for and worked for peace for generations, let’s hope that we are all prepared -- and particularly Israelis and Palestinians -- to make those choices now."

You can read the full transcript of Secretary Kerry’s remarks here or watch them here.

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Abbas D.
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United Kingdom
December 28, 2016
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