Skip to comments.'Kerry Never Meant to Threaten Israel,' State Department Claims
Posted on 02/02/2014 8:29:41 AM PST by Nachum
Sometimes, even the US eats its words.
State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki took to Twitter Sunday to defend the remarks of US Secretary of State John Kerry, who threatened Israel with boycotts if peace talks fail.
"Todays status quo absolutely, to a certainty, I promise you 100 percent, cannot be maintained. Its not sustainable. Its illusionary," Kerry stated on Saturday night at the Munich Security Conference. "You see for Israel theres an increasing de-legitimization campaign that has been building up [. . .] there are talk of boycotts and other kinds of things. Are we all going to be better with all of that?"
Kerry's comments were widely perceived as threats by not only the media, but the Israeli government. Both Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply criticized Kerry's comments.
"Attempts to impose a boycott on the State of Israel are immoral and unjust," Netanyahu stated, at the opening of his weekly cabinet meeting. "Moreover, they will not achieve their goal. First, they cause the Palestinians to adhere to their intransigent positions and thus push peace further away. Second, no pressure will cause me to concede the vital interests of the State of Israel, especially the security of Israel's citizens.
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He didn't mean it at all, but a lot of others did.
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Kerry is a wimp. He couldn’t threaten his own shadow.
Yeah reason is he got pressure to go back on his words
I think what happen State dept told him Kerry you idiot
..guess horseface is responsible for big time BACKLASH...another example of “morons without borders”
He didn’t mean to threaten, he’s just too stupid to realize that he did.
I don't know. I find it hard to feel their pain.
Must be a spiritual thing.
Damn right, old horseface meant it and he was completely out of line.
Furthermore, Bibi immediately called him down and didn’t mince words, either.
Enough of this crap from this Obama regime.
Israel is our ally, not our enemy.
Or maybe, just maybe, Jews vote in America based on the kind of America they want (whether you share that vision or not), and not based on possibly fake support for their co-ethnics who live elsewhere.
Interesting. American Jews feel no kinship towards Israeli Jews?
I’m so damn mad about all of this.
Pat Buchanan has a new hero.
Surprisingly few do.
But that’s not the point. The point is that America has become all political. Support for Israel can easily be seen as just another partisan political promise that won’t be kept. Think Jews have never seen that pattern before?
This is proof that Lerch is either a liar or incompetent (or both). There are no other possibilities.
Bibi fed Kerry his own crap back without the bread.
Harry Reid said of John Kerry, “He has no friends”. That is how ‘diplomatic’ Kerry is; he spent all those yrs in the Senate w’out making a single friend. If possible, he is an even bigger narcissist than Obama. Make an unlikeable mega-narcissist SoS, add a dollop of anti-Semitism, and this is what you get. Disaster.