US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday he hoped newly announced elections in Israel would lead to a government which would advance peace talks with the Palestinians.
Asked about the recent political developments in Jerusalem while visiting NATO headquarters in Brussels, Kerry said, “Obviously, we hope that whatever government is formed is a government…that can negotiate and move towards resolving the differences between Israelis and Palestinians, and obviously, the differences in the region.”
The secretary refrained from making any further remarks, however, saying it was an “internal” Israeli issue and the US would not comment on the politics of the matter.
Whatever the outcome of the elections come 2015, Kerry did state that “We will continue to be supportive of our friend and our ally, the state of Israel.”
Read more: The Times of Israel