U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement at the State Department in Washington, Dec. 15, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to give a speech Wednesday laying out the Obama administration’s vision for resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The speech comes as the relationship between the U.S. and Israel has become strained after the Obama administration's controversial decision to abstain Friday from a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Kerry will give the speech at approximately 11 a.m. EST at the Department of State's Dean Acheson Auditorium. You can watch the live stream of the speech here. The Twitter account of the State Department, @StateDept, can also be followed to receive live coverage of Kerry’s remarks.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that Kerry will talk about the U.N. resolution, but focus more on addressing a path forward toward peace. Washington was recently accused by Israeli officials over secretly pushing the U.N. resolution. However, on Tuesday, Toner denied allegations that the resolution was “U.S.-driven and pre-cooked.”

“As the draft or the text was circulated, we said to those on the Security Council what further changes were needed to make the text more balanced. And in fact, we ended up abstaining because we didn’t feel it was balanced enough,” Toner said.

The resolution that has created tensions between the longtime allies, demands that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem,” and declares that the establishment of settlements by Israel has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.”

The plans that are likely to be put forward by Kerry might be short-lived as the Obama administration will leave office on Jan. 20, 2017.

"What Secretary Kerry will be doing is he will give a speech in which he lays out a comprehensive vision for how we see the conflict being resolved -- where we see things in 2016 as we unfortunately conclude our term in office without there being significant progress toward peace," U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes reportedly said, in an interview with Israeli Channel 2 television.