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    John Kerry Warns Israel That ‘Two-State Solution’ Is at Risk

    Tsk tsk. That’s the message from the U.S. secretary of state to Benjamin Netanyahu over new Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Kerry defended the U.S. decision to abstain from last week’s U.N. resolution condemning the settlements, saying it was to preserve the two-state solution — and the region’s only shot at “just and lasting peace.” President-elect Donald Trump, meanwhile, said he wouldn’t let Israel be treated with disrespect. Netanyahu denounced Kerry’s speech, saying he’s looking forward to working with Trump “to mitigate the damage.”

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