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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Kerry warns Trump: Moving US embassy would cause regional ‘explosion’
Moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would cause “an explosion” in the region and have a detrimental effect on Israel’s relationships with Jordan and Egypt, outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry said over the weekend.
In an interview with CBS News on Friday, Kerry said the move promised by President-elect Donald Trump would cause “an explosion, an absolute explosion in the region, not just in the West Bank, and perhaps even in Israel itself, but throughout the region.”
It would also "have profound impact on the readiness of Jordan and Egypt to be able to be supportive and engaged with Israel as they are today," he warned.
Kerry also said any alternative to the two-state solution "would be extraordinarily dangerous for Israel, our friend... The simple reality is you cannot be unitary - one state - with more non-Jews than Jews and remain a democracy or a Jewish state. It's impossible. You can't do it." (Read More)