Tag Archive for John Kerry

‘John Kerry has acrimonious obsession with Israel, antipathy towards Netanyahu’

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 »

REPORT: Trump’s State Dept thwart Obama’s devious attempt to transfer $221 million to Palestinians

 

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.

By Alex Lockie and Associated Press

 

The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans.

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 »

In final week of interviews Obama, Kerry tell everyone they were good for Israel

 

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 »

UK lambastes Kerry for ‘focusing on settlements’ and ‘inappropriate’ attack on Israel’s gov’t

 

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.’

By i24news

 

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 - YouTube screenshot

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 »

PM Netanyahu: Obama & Kerry obsessed with settlements, silent on ‘root of conflict’

 

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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.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Israeli officials spanning across the political spectrum responded to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech after the American official outlined his vision for Middle East peace in Washington DC Wednesday. Continue Reading »

GOTCHA! Egypt leaks transcripts prove Obama orchestrated UN draft with PA cooperation

 

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 »

US Sec. of State John Kerry admonishes UN Human Rights Council

 

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.’

By i24new

 

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

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 »

Israeli Knesset Member: US Sec. Kerry has a lot learn from Mayor Giuliani

 

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

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 »

Quartet drops ‘settlements’ legality’ rhetoric from peace talks report

 

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 »

US lawmakers press State Dept to reject UNHRC resolution assaulting Israel

 

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: Kerry warns Israel of possible collapse of Palestinian Authority

 

view videoWatch 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 »

24/7 CC Surveillance on Temple Mount to Verify Status Quo, Identify Agitators

 

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

“All the violence and the incitement to violence must stop. Continue Reading »

Kerry Meets Netanyahu in Germany Where PM Condemned Palestinians for Perpetuating 90 yr-old Lie

 

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.

By Reuters

 

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

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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 »

Jerusalem outraged at State Dept.’concern’ about disproportionate force against armed attackers

 

Kerry Tells UN Human Rights Council They’re Obsessed With “Unbalanced Focus” on Israel

“We will oppose any group within the UN system (attempting) to regularly and arbitrarily de-legitimize Israel,” the top US diplomat warns the council in Geneva.

By i24news

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday slammed the  for what he called its “unbalanced focus” on Israel and said he would defend the latter against allegations of abuses.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 28, 2015 – Photo: Marc Sellem/Pool/AFP

Speaking to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also enjoined the group to probe human rights abuses in eastern portions of Ukraine by pro-Russian rebels as well as in North Korea. Continue Reading »