Netanyahu told Kerry that damage has already been done to Israel by the anti-settlement resolution that the US allowed to pass in the Security Council last month.
According to the official, there is much in the principles set out by Kerry that Israel could perceive as “gains and wins.”
UN resolution will have ramifications for Israel beyond settlements, says ex-Canadian lawmaker.
The US and Palestinian leaderships see eye to eye on settlements, but they are divided on a number of the remaining final-status issues.
I hope the Trump administration will understand, and act on, the reality that the real barrier to peace is the unwillingness of the Palestinian Authority to sit down and negotiate with Israel.
The US publicly told its partners on the Security Council that it would consider each draft resolution on its merit, but says that it never indicated how it would vote– up until the vote itself.
News of his planned remarks was confirmed shortly after the US voted to abstain from a resolution at the UN Security Council condemning Israel for its settlement activity.
Muhammed Mustafa, the chairman of the PIF, said the high cost of importing electricity from Israel is the primary reason for building the plant.
Kerry was "definitely not enthusiastic" about the June 3 Paris summit, he said and added that the American administration did not play a proactive role in the summit.