Kerry warns: Escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence illustrates one-state reality

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the escalation in violence between Israel and the Palestinians offers a glimpse into a reality of one state for two peoples.

In a speech in Washington, Kerry said that the U.S. is committed to advancing the two-state solution, which he described as “the only viable alternative.”

“Anybody who thinks otherwise can measure what unitary looks like by just looking at what’s been occurring over the past few weeks,” he said.

Kerry noted that the unrest has hurt both Israelis and Palestinians.

“The current situation is simply not sustainable,” he said.

“Israel should support Palestinians they can work with and take steps on the ground and Palestinians should stop incitement, offer more than just rhetoric and take into consideration Israeli security needs.”