British PM Theresa May Rebukes John Kerry for Israel Remarks

Britain’s government criticized Secretary of State John Kerry Friday for a speech in which he referred to the Israeli government as the “most right-wing in Israeli history” — a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump.

As NBC News reports, a spokesman for May said the British government believed that while the construction of settlements in occupied Palestinian territories was illegal — mirroring a U.N. resolution passed last week — it was clear that the settlements were far from the only problem in this conflict. 

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“We do not…believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue,” May’s spokesman said in a statement.

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