Skip to comments.U.S. demands Netanyahu publicly condemn Ya'alon's attack on Kerry
Posted on 01/14/2014 4:03:39 PM PST by SkyPilot
Defense minister called U.S. Secretary of State 'obsessive and messianic,' Netanyahu distanced self but stopped short of condemnation.
Senior American officials said Tuesday that the United States was not satisfied with the Israeli government's response to remarks by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, in which he called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry "obsessive and messianic."
"We expect the Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] to put this right by publicly expressing his disagreement with the statements against Secretary Kerry, the negotiations with the Palestinians and Kerry's commitment to Israel's security," said a senior U.S. official.
Ya'alon's statements have sparked serious tension between the two countries. State Department Spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told Haaretz on Tuesday evening that Ya'alon's remarks, if accurate, were "offensive and inappropriate, especially given all that the U.S. is doing to support Israel's security needs."
"Secretary Kerry and his team, including General John Allen, have been working day and night to try and promote a secure peace for Israel, because of the secretary's deep concern for Israel's future. To question Secretary Kerry's motives and distort his proposal is not something we would expect from the defense minister of a close ally," Psaki said.
Ya'alon has recently made several strong statements, both on- and off-the-record, against the background of Kerry's attempts to advance a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonoth on Tuesday quoted Ya'alon's derisive "obsessive and messianic" remarks against the U.S. secretary of state, as well as a remark that he hoped Kerry would "get a Nobel Prize and leaves us alone."
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DITTO and AMEN!
... said a senior U.S. official.
I’d bet it was Kerry or one of Kerry’s direct reports.
Thin skin bunch...aren’t they. What a pathetic excuse for a Presidency!
Well, there's a mistake right away. Obama's America is no ally of Israel. Obama has moved to empower Islamic terrorists throughout the Middle East and North Africa and overthrow the governments of friendly states like Israel and Egypt.
Israel to Kerry: GFY!
I’m sure they have a “deep concern” about Israel.
They are concerned Israel will defend itself.
“Secretary Kerry and his team have been working day and night to try and promote a secure peace for Israel because of the secretary’s deep concern for Israel’s future.”
They'd pee their pants if they knew what was said in private.
I can’t believe how evil and corrupt this administration is.
Did General Allen do his Salami Salami baloney Arabic videotape greeting again? He’s gone Asiatic,, doesn’t know who the enemy is. Kerry is worse, he’s just an opportunistic SOB.
The Israeli was right
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has apologized for his remarks. Hopefully this is the end of it. Ya’alon has a history of controversial, but accurate, statements. Ya’alon resigned as Defense Chief of Staff in 2005 in opposition to the Gaza withdrawal. He is close to BiBi. He says what BiBi only dares think, perhaps by design.
best response would be for Netanyahu to sort of laugh it off and say people are entitled to their own opinions.
Those darn Israelis! They better watch out. A sternly worded letter will most certainly follow, shortly.
Don’t do it, Bibi. Ya’alon was right in everything he said about Kerry, and you know it.
>>They better watch out. A sternly worded letter will most certainly follow, shortly.<<
Oh nooes! Hans Brix!!!
Part of our negotiating team. If you can’t be honest and call a spade a spade, you cannot ever fix the basic problem.
If the Palestinians unilaterally dropped the weapons tomorrow, there would be peace. If the Israelis did so, there would be an immediate moslem invasion, genocide and dictatorship.
I understand you've taken exception to my calling you whores. I'm sorry. I apologize. I ask you to note that I did not call you callous-ass strumpets, fornicatresses, or low-born gutter sluts. But I did say whores. No escaping that. And for that slip of the tongue I apologize.
Oh' I am sure they know....NSA has ears everywhere...
Kerry is SCUM. Disgusting lurch-faced traitor whose no.1 goal is to promote his sick ideals to the rest of the world.
Pound sand, Lurch.
From the Jerusalem Post, February 2nd, 2012:
This is also scary.
The Times of Israel reports that Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, who recently resigned (again) but mysteriously remains in post, said in an interview that the Palestinians will not agree to extending latest talks with Israel one minute beyond the allotted nine months, ending in April. The objective is to reach an agreement on all issues pertaining to a final-status deal. And according to the wording of the agreement with [US Secretary of State] Kerry, there will be no transitional or interim agreement.
Both sides know that April is zero hour.
"And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah." Joel 2:30 -31
Passover is on April 14th.
There may be war shortly thereafter.
Don’t worry, Yaalon, we hate him, too.
Did the Obama regime equally demand an apology from Iran for openly celebrating the Beirut barracks bombing?
Me to Kerry: GFY
That’s a lot nicer than what this regime says about Republicans. Get over it, Lurch. Pot calling kettle black.
Dear Horse face
I’m sorry I called you an ass
KMA! If the shoe fits, Cinderella, wear it.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Offensive are the demands in the first thread made Saturday. Won't hear a word from the administration. A shame Israel can't just give Kerry the Peace Prize and shut him up.
I put GOD and HIS HOLY BIBLE WORD above Obama and Kerry.
A support anyone that will attack Kerry!!!
He’s the lowest form of human!
As Dick Cheney recently said, our enemies no longer fear us and our friends no longer trust us. Israel has by now realized that Obama and Kerry cannot be trusted. I have been laughing at Ya’alon’s characterization of Kerry all day long. He nailed it. I hope Bibi does not condemn him for saying things as they are.
Amen. Psalm 7: 6-16
What is wrong with Kerry’s face???!!!!
There, fixed it for ya. :-)
Ikh bin yisroyl
He should say “What difference does it make?”