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Posted on 01/14/2014 3:56:25 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Israel defense minister says Kerry messianic and obsessive: paper
By Maayan Lubell
JERUSALEM Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:34am EST
(Reuters) - Israel's defense minister called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace messianic, a newspaper said on Tuesday, reporting what it described as remarks made behind closed doors.
Moshe Yaalon's spokesman declined comment on the account in Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's biggest-selling newspaper.
"Secretary of State John Kerry - who has come to us determined and is acting out of an incomprehensible obsession and a messianic feeling - cannot teach me a single thing about the conflict with the Palestinians," Yaalon was quoted as saying.
The report appeared hours after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden left Israel, where he attended the funeral of former leader Ariel Sharon and held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Yedioth said Yaalon voiced his comments in private conversations before one of Kerry's recent mediation visits to the region, but gave no specific date.
Kerry has been on a diplomatic blitz in recent weeks to persuade Israel and the Palestinians, who resumed statehood talks in July after a three-year deadlock, to agree on an outline proposal addressing the core issues of their conflict.
"The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone," Yaalon was quoted as saying.
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“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone,” Yaalon was quoted as saying.
hahahahaha! That is true and funny as all get out!
Nice jibe but the truth is Israel will be saved by the clear thinking of her leaders as demonstrated by reports such as this.
“demonstrated by reports such as this.”
Yeah, here we are again having to rely on foreign news sources for facts because the ones here WON’T.........................that’s a damn shame.
Oh man... someone B**** slapped kerry and kicked obammy square in the nuts... all at the same time. a TWOFER!!!!! Well played Mr. Minister!
The same can be said about Kerry's boss (not Theresa Heinze, I mean Obozo).
Yup! THAT was pure gold!
What a bunch of clowns run the US today!!
Kerry has a God complex? Yeah....I can see that.
We are so screwed.
When Kerry gets his Nobel Prize, he can take it and throw it over the wall at the WH. ;)
yep spot on,
hurry up and give kerry his award
so the rest of of us can quit wasting our time here
Might as well give Kerry the Nobel prize! Look back at the prize they gave Obama before he did anything. What did Obama get the peace prize for? I wish someone could tell me.