Kerry to U.S. Jews: Next few days will determine Middle East fate for decades

Kerry also warned that Israel would be isolated in the international arena if the standstill continues. The Palestinians have already begun considering opting for unilateral efforts at the United Nations, and if they do so, they will garner more votes than they did last time, when they sought – and achieved – non-member observer state status, he said. Furthermore, the eruption of a protest movement in the West Bank would result in greater deligitimization of Israel, said Kerry, cautioning against the dire potential of what might happen if the Palestinian Authority were to collapse.

The U.S. secretary of state said the best way to guarantee Israel’s security would be by reaching a two-state solution, and that one state for two peoples is simply an unrealistic scenario for both sides.