The outgoing statesman spoke in conversation with 'New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman on stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
"Well done, gentlemen. We get the point. You really, really don’t like settlements, you have problems with Israel and you hate Prime Minister Netanyahu’s guts."
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.
President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson also warned of weaknesses in the Iran nuclear deal.
"...we worked very hard to restart negotiations between the two sides... Unfortunately, the parties were not willing to make the difficult choices necessary to move forward with the negotiations."
According to the official, there is much in the principles set out by Kerry that Israel could perceive as “gains and wins.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was furious, launching a tirade of abuse, speaking of betrayal and a fundamental bias against Israel.
Responsible leaders on both sides should collaborate to dial down the rhetoric and prevent Israel from becoming a political football.
But eventually, even after pointing out the flaws in everyone else, the spotlight needs to turn inward. What kind of Israel do we want in the future?
My immediate anger and disgust with this American abstention led me to very uncomfortably feel proud to be un-American.