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U.S. demands Netanyahu publicly condemn Ya'alon's attack on Kerry
Haaretz ^ | 14 Jan 14 | Barak Ravid

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: corruption; iran; israel; kerry; lebanon; lurch; obama; syria; waronterror
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"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse."

Genesis 12:3


1 posted on 01/14/2014 4:03:39 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: ExTexasRedhead; F15Eagle

ping


2 posted on 01/14/2014 4:03:58 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
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 It seems the WH/Kerrys deep concern for Israel's future includes it being nuked by Iran. Please don't give in to them Netanyahu.
3 posted on 01/14/2014 4:06:22 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: SkyPilot
I am part of the USA, and I do not stand with John Kerry or Obama. I stand with Israel.
4 posted on 01/14/2014 4:07:21 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

DITTO and AMEN!


5 posted on 01/14/2014 4:08:03 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: SkyPilot

... said a senior U.S. official.

I’d bet it was Kerry or one of Kerry’s direct reports.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 4:08:36 PM PST by glorgau
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To: SkyPilot

Thin skin bunch...aren’t they. What a pathetic excuse for a Presidency!


7 posted on 01/14/2014 4:08:40 PM PST by mort56
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To: SkyPilot
""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."

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.

8 posted on 01/14/2014 4:09:30 PM PST by Truth29
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Obama's State Department.

9 posted on 01/14/2014 4:09:37 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: SkyPilot

Israel to Kerry: GFY!


10 posted on 01/14/2014 4:09:40 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ColdOne

I’m sure they have a “deep concern” about Israel.
They are concerned Israel will defend itself.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 4:09:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SkyPilot

“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.”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/crap.wav


12 posted on 01/14/2014 4:10:03 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Me too!!


13 posted on 01/14/2014 4:10:06 PM PST by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

14 posted on 01/14/2014 4:10:13 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
They're offended by what is said in the open.

They'd pee their pants if they knew what was said in private.

16 posted on 01/14/2014 4:12:09 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: SkyPilot

I can’t believe how evil and corrupt this administration is.


17 posted on 01/14/2014 4:12:54 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SkyPilot

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


18 posted on 01/14/2014 4:13:26 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 4:13:56 PM PST by Praxeologue
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To: SkyPilot

best response would be for Netanyahu to sort of laugh it off and say people are entitled to their own opinions.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 4:14:46 PM PST by plain talk
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To: ColdOne

Those darn Israelis! They better watch out. A sternly worded letter will most certainly follow, shortly.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 4:16:29 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: SkyPilot

Don’t do it, Bibi. Ya’alon was right in everything he said about Kerry, and you know it.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 4:17:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PubliusMM

>>They better watch out. A sternly worded letter will most certainly follow, shortly.<<

Oh nooes! Hans Brix!!!


23 posted on 01/14/2014 4:17:52 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: SkyPilot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKBB_1GLtM

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.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 4:20:39 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SkyPilot
From "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean:

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.

25 posted on 01/14/2014 4:23:05 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: mountn man
They'd pee their pants if they knew what was said in private.

Oh' I am sure they know....NSA has ears everywhere...

26 posted on 01/14/2014 4:25:02 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyPilot

Kerry is SCUM. Disgusting lurch-faced traitor whose no.1 goal is to promote his sick ideals to the rest of the world.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 4:25:29 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SkyPilot

Pound sand, Lurch.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 4:25:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree.


29 posted on 01/14/2014 4:26:18 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: F15Eagle
Yes.

From the Jerusalem Post, February 2nd, 2012:

'Iran must attack Israel by 2014' - Khamenei strategist releases document providing legal, religious justification for annihilation of Jewish people

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.

30 posted on 01/14/2014 4:26:29 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Don’t worry, Yaalon, we hate him, too.


31 posted on 01/14/2014 4:30:24 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SkyPilot

Did the Obama regime equally demand an apology from Iran for openly celebrating the Beirut barracks bombing?


32 posted on 01/14/2014 4:30:29 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: elcid1970

Me to Kerry: GFY


33 posted on 01/14/2014 4:31:13 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SkyPilot

That’s a lot nicer than what this regime says about Republicans. Get over it, Lurch. Pot calling kettle black.


34 posted on 01/14/2014 4:35:30 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SkyPilot

Dear Horse face

I’m sorry I called you an ass


35 posted on 01/14/2014 4:36:09 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I ALSO STAND WITH ISRAEL! HAVE NEVER BEN MORE ASHAMED OF MY COUNTRY! AMERICAN JEWS ~~~ WHY ARE YOU NOT RISING UP???


37 posted on 01/14/2014 4:38:59 PM PST by Ancient Wonderboy
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Here's one American Jew that is.

Dear Horseface,
KMA! If the shoe fits, Cinderella, wear it.
Signed,
sofadude

39 posted on 01/14/2014 4:43:17 PM PST by sofaman (An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. Thomas Jefferson)
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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.

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Abbas defiant in speech of '3 noes'

Report: White House Expects Netanyahu to Condemn Yaalon Comments

US slams reported Israeli criticism of Kerry plan as 'offensive'

40 posted on 01/14/2014 4:47:28 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SkyPilot

I put GOD and HIS HOLY BIBLE WORD above Obama and Kerry.


41 posted on 01/14/2014 4:48:07 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SkyPilot

A support anyone that will attack Kerry!!!

He’s the lowest form of human!


42 posted on 01/14/2014 4:52:26 PM PST by dalereed
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To: SkyPilot

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.


43 posted on 01/14/2014 4:54:44 PM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: SkyPilot
The Defense Minister has apologized. Israel minister apologizes to Kerry over scorn for peace drive According to the article, this was said behind closed doors. Big whoop. It wasn't intended to be public.
44 posted on 01/14/2014 4:56:29 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Biggirl

Amen. Psalm 7: 6-16


45 posted on 01/14/2014 4:56:46 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

What is wrong with Kerry’s face???!!!!


46 posted on 01/14/2014 4:57:13 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Viennacon
Kerry is SCUM. Disgusting lurch-faced traitor whose no.1 goal is to promote his sick ideals to the rest of the world himself.

There, fixed it for ya. :-)

47 posted on 01/14/2014 4:57:24 PM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: SkyPilot

Ikh bin yisroyl


48 posted on 01/14/2014 5:05:18 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: plain talk

He should say “What difference does it make?”


49 posted on 01/14/2014 5:07:23 PM PST by Tai_Chung
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To: Girlene
I don't think the “apology” makes any difference. Israel knows Obama is on the side of Islam. Kerry thinks he will “make history” by his misguided and hyperactive negotiations that only pressure Israel while the Palestinians are asked to give up nothing. There will either be a false peace treaty or a terrible war.....either way God's will be done.
50 posted on 01/14/2014 5:07:29 PM PST by SkyPilot
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