After the former Secretary of State gave a skewed interview with AP, saturated with misrepresentations of Binyamin Netanyhau, Israel’s Ambassador to the US during the Obama days, MK Michael Oren, spotlighted John Kerry’s unhealthy, ‘obsessive’ anti-Israel bias and antipathy towards the Jewish State’s Prime Minister.
By David Rosenberg
Former Israeli Ambassador to the US and current Kulanu MK Michael Oren made a rare public jab at a senior Obama administration official on Wednesday, accusing former Secretary of State and the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry of harboring an ‘obsessive’ anti-Israel bias and antipathy towards the country’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyhau. Continue Reading »
The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Sec. of State John Kerry to send $221 million to the Palestinians, funds Obama had for some time been pressing to release, and was to be sent directly to the West Bank & Gaza.
The department said Tuesday it would look at the payment, one of the Obama administration’s final acts in office, and might make adjustments to ensure it comports with the Trump administration’s priorities. Continue Reading »
Kerry continues to defend the administration’s betrayal of Israel as ‘friendly’ gesture to protect Israel’s future, reiterating settlements are main obstacle to peace, but Netanyahu says Israel can’t wait for Trump.
By Israel Today Staff
Outgoing US President Barack Obama and his top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, were busy this week defending their record on Israel, despite recent outright betrayals of the Jewish state.
In a farewell interview on CNN, Kerry explained why the Obama Administration refused to veto last month’s UN Security Council resolution targeting Israel, and why he thinks it was a “friendly” gesture. Continue Reading »
The British government takes an unprecedented step of criticizing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech for its hyperbolic focus on Israeli settlements and being otherwise, ‘inappropriate.’
A spokesman for UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government strongly criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, for being overly critical of Israeli settlements during his remarks yesterday on the Middle East peace process.
John Kerry’s more than hour long tirade on settlements was based on falsehoods, distortions, omissions and false moral equivalencies, rendering it entirely one-sided, hence, unrealistic and an obstacle to peace. – YouTube screenshot
“We do not believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex,” said the spokesman. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s described the Obama administration’s focus on Israeli settlements as obsessive, calling Kerry’s comments “biased” due to their unwillingness to address the “root of the conflict.” WATCH VIDEO – Netanyahu,“How can you make peace with someone who rejects your very existence?…This conflict is not about houses. This conflict is about Israel’s right to exist…It’s a shame that Secretary Kerry does not see this simple truth.”
According to leaked transcripts to an Egyptian daily newspaper, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Susan Rice met with Palestinians Saeb Erkat and Majed Faraj in Washington, for the purpose of drafting the upcoming Egyptian proposal to the UN Security Council.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Prior to the UN Security Council vote on anti-Israeli settlement resolution 2334, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with a Palestinian delegation in early December in Washington to discuss the draft, agreeing to cooperate, according to transcripts released by Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Saba’a.
According to the report, Kerry along with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, met with Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erkat and Majed Faraj, head of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service. Continue Reading »
After US is re-elected to UN Human Rights Council, John Kerry on Saturday tells council members to end its ‘excessive and biased focus on Israel.’
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday admonished the UN Human Rights Council for what he said was an unfair focus on Israel, the Times of Israel reports.
Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room of the Palace of Nations, Geneva (Switzerland) is the meeting room of the United Nations Human Rights Council. – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons
“While important challenges remain, including ending the Council’s excessive and biased focus on Israel, we look forward to cooperating with other Council members to address human rights concerns, advance human rights around the world, and ensure the Council fully realizes its purpose,” Kerry said after the US was re-elected as a member. Continue Reading »
MK Moti Yogev thinks Secretary of State Kerry should stop ‘obsessing’ over “settlements” and a Palestinian state, and seek out to learn from people who’ve actually succeeded in fighting terror.
By Netanel Katz
US Secretary of State John Kerry harshly criticized Israel’s policies during a closed meeting with representatives of countries who fund the Palestinian Authority, according to a report in Haaretz Sunday morning.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry. – Photo courtesy: Kobi Gideon, Israel’s GPO
Kerry said in the meeting that Israel and the Palestinians are moving towards a reality of one state and war, and that “we need to do something now or simply shut up.”
The Secretary of State reportedly did level some criticism at the Palestinians for the recent spate of terror attacks and their incitement against Israel, but focused mainly on the construction in the “settlements” and the policies of Israel’s government. Continue Reading »
Top political source says new Quartet report on stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process blasts Abbas’ PA over its active incitement to to kill Jews, poor governance over its people, and Fatah-Hamas strife.
By Shlomo Cesana
A new Quartet report on the issues plaguing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will not address controversial legalities concerning the settlement enterprise, a senior Israeli source said on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome – Photo: Reuters
The Quartet on the Middle East comprises the U.N., U.S., EU and Russia, seeks to mediate peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
Letter sent to Sec. of State Kerry ‘reminds’ him UNHRC Resolution violates both US Trade & US Customs laws, by urging countries to divest from Israel, which sets a dangerous precedent undermining US-Israel relationship, and financial security of American interests.
By Tova Dvorin
US Representatives Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA), along with Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Trade Representative Michael Froman this week, calling on them to oppose a UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
“We write to urge you to take action to oppose the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) recent resolution calling for foreign divestment from Israel,” the letter began. Continue Reading »
Watch as US Sec of State speaks of the global effort to fight ISIS, the situation of Iran’s nuclear program, and Israel, the Iron Dome, F-35 & advanced munitions destined to the IDF, and finally, the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Saturday about the dangers of the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority, saying it would lead to a situation that would threaten the security of Israel and the Palestinian people.
John Kerry Speech at Brookings Institute Saban Forum, 5 Dec 2015
Kerry told a conference at the Brookings Institution that the Palestinian leadership must do more to prevent and combat anti-Israel violence.Continue Reading »
After US Sec of State’s meeting in Jordan, Kerry announces agreements while Israeli gov’t official pleased installed surveillance cameras will now prove provocations are not started by the Israeli side.
By Itamar Eichner & Elior Levy
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence. Kerry said Netanyahu had expressed a commitment to continue enforcing the status quo, which says only Muslims may pray at the compound, while non-Muslims may only visit.
Palestinian women paid to scream & harass visiting Jews on Temple Mount – Photo: Reuters
WATCH: In Berlin, Netanyahu denied again Israel’s intentions at changing Temple Mount status quo, saying Palestinian leadership is propagating the exact same lie mufti of Jerusalem did when he supported Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’ during WWII.
* Palestinian resolution at UNESCO was attempt at changing status quo at Western Wall.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Thursday in an effort to help ease spiraling tensions and violence with the Palestinians
A senior official traveling with Kerry says the secretary would use the Germany talks to try to “change the tone of the public discourse” between Israel and the Palestinians and clarify the status of the Temple Mount, the holy site at the center of the tensions. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan: “The comments by the US State Department spokesman are so crazy, deceitful & baseless, that I expect President Obama & US Secretary of State Kerry to distance themselves from them, and to clarify the US position today.”
Jerusalem reacted furiously Thursday to State Department spokesman John Kirby’s statement that Jerusalem was not maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount and accused it of using proportionate force to stop the wave of stabbing attacks.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (R) during a press conference in Jerusalem.
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