Secretary of State John Kerry has less than a month in office and he's making waves in a speech Wednesday regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Kerry defended the decision by the Obama administration to abstain as opposed to vetoing a UN resolution that condemns Israel settlements in the West Bank. He says a two-state solution is at risk.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded, upset over the position, saying that he's looking forward to working with President Trump who will likely be friendlier to Israeli policies.

University of Denver Professor of International Studies and Human Rights, Micheline Ishay, Ph.D weighs in.