US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Paris peace conference, promising to prevent any follow-up action to a resolution set to be drawn up there on Sunday, either at the confab itself or at the United Nations Security Council. After a month of chilly ties between Washington and Jerusalem, Kerry updated

Netanyahu about the steps he was taking to “soften” the text of the final communique, which was to be issued by the conference participants later in the day. The prime minister told Kerry that the outgoing administration had already caused Israel damage last month by not vetoing UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which branded settlements illegal. No other resolution should be passed, Netanyahu said, either in New York or in Paris. READ MORE