Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lambasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for a speech he delivered earlier Wednesday <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/12/28/netanyahu_israelis_do_not_need_to_be_lectured_about_importance_of_peace_by_foreign_leaders.html">"lecturing" the Jewish state</a>. "Whole countries in the Middle East are collapsing, terror is everywhere and for an entire hour the Secretary of State of the United States talks only about the only democracy in the Middle East, a democracy that is one of the only stable places in the entire Middle East," Netanyahu said. "We are now celebrating Christmas," the Israeli PM said. "Maybe Secretary of State John Kerry didn't see that Israel is the only place in the Middle East where Christians can celebrate Christmas in security and peace and happiness." "Unfortunately, that doesn't interest the president of the United States," Netanyhau added. "If the U.S. administration would have taken the same energies that they put in condemning Israel in stopping the Palestinian terror, maybe they would have helped the peace process more," Netanyahu said.