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Theresa May criticises Obama administration's Israeli stance

Prime Minister Theresa May has distanced herself from US President Barack Obama's stance on Israel and condemned the attack by his secretary of state on the Israeli government.

Downing Street said it was "not appropriate" for John Kerry to brand Benjamin Netanyahu's administration as the "most right wing in history", which saw him accused of bias by the Israeli prime minister.

Kerry made the claim while accusing Netanyahu's government of undermining attempts at a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians by building settlements in the West Bank.

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John Kerry: 'Peace in Middle East in jeopardy'

John Kerry said that peace in the Middle East was in 'jeopardy' Credit: Pool

A peaceful future between Israelis and Palestinians is now in "jeopardy," according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Explaining why America did not veto a UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Kerry said the US could not have done it "in good conscience".

Kerry said the resolution made clear both Israel and the Palestinians needed to act now to "preserve the possibility of peace".

He added there is "still a way forward if responsible parties are willing to act".

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