Israel journalist says John Kerry was right to condemn the country

'John Kerry was right to condemn Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu had this coming to him', says journalist

Benjamin Netanyahu has been heavily criticised by John Kerry

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A journalist with Israel Radio has said John Kerry was write to criticise the Jewish state, adding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had it coming to him.

Kerry, the outgoing US Secretary of State, blamed Israel for the lack of peace in the Middle East and said Israeli settlements were a major problem. However Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Israel, saying he would not allow the country to be treated with "disdain and disrespect."

Journalist Jerry Lewis, speaking in a personal capacity, told James Max: “Netanyahu has had this coming to him, he went out of his way to upset the Obama administration from day one.

"We have a very difficult situation, Kerry’s put his finger on the pulse, he presents the view of the vast majority of the world.

"Trump will try to change policies, but he will be disabled from one area, that being able to speak directly to the Palestinians…so we will have a stalemate for the foreseeable future."

Listen to the full interview above