This is John Kerry: "American leadership is needed to bolster Israel's security at home as well as in the region. I believe that we must stand with Israel, supporting our ally's right to build a security fence and to allow its own Supreme Court -not the International Court of Justice - to address the issue of the route of the fence. The fence has proven its value as an anti-terror measure.I believe, in addition, that the withdrawal from Gaza, which Prime Minister Sharon announced in April, holds great promise. Indeed, this step enjoys overwhelming support among Israelis. It must receive our support and backing as well."