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'Kerry Never Meant to Threaten Israel,' State Department Claims
INN ^ | 2/2/14 | Tova Dvorin

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.

"Today’s status quo absolutely, to a certainty, I promise you 100 percent, cannot be maintained. It’s not sustainable. It’s illusionary," Kerry stated on Saturday night at the Munich Security Conference. "You see for Israel there’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; kerry; state; threaten
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Of course not. That's why two banks in Sweden announced their boycott of Israel that same day.

He didn't mean it at all, but a lot of others did.

1 posted on 02/02/2014 8:29:42 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 02/02/2014 8:30:33 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Kerry is a wimp. He couldn’t threaten his own shadow.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 8:31:02 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

Yeah reason is he got pressure to go back on his words

I think what happen State dept told him Kerry you idiot


4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:33:04 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Nachum

..guess horseface is responsible for big time BACKLASH...another example of “morons without borders”


5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:35:33 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

He didn’t mean to threaten, he’s just too stupid to realize that he did.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:37:57 AM PST by mak5
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To: Nachum
And, yet, Jews continue to support RATS at a 3 to 1 clip. I don't get it.

I don't know. I find it hard to feel their pain.

Must be a spiritual thing.

7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:38:49 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum

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.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:39:55 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum
john john is a closeted muslim..pass it on


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:21 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Texas Eagle

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.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:35 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: onyx
Israel is our ally, not our enemy.

Yep.

11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:52 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: onyx
Israel is our ally, not our enemy.

Yep.

12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:52 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: jjotto
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?

13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:47:24 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum

I’m so damn mad about all of this.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:49:36 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

Pat Buchanan has a new hero.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:50:01 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Nachum
If it from a democrat you can bet its


16 posted on 02/02/2014 8:50:17 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Texas Eagle

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?


17 posted on 02/02/2014 8:50:35 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Nachum

This is proof that Lerch is either a liar or incompetent (or both). There are no other possibilities.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 8:50:52 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Nachum

Bibi fed Kerry his own crap back without the bread.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 8:52:31 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:07 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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Of course not, words don't have meanings. And as Nachum correctly note, the simultaneous Swedish bank boycotts are a coincidence.

And kudus to sodastream, I'd be tempted to move the factory and throw the 500 to 700 alestinians working there out of work. Nothing to boycott, they can eat hope and change.

21 posted on 02/02/2014 9:03:28 AM 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: Texas Eagle
This is precisely true, that American Jews feel no affinity toward Israeli Jews!

I was somewhat stunned when a friend of mine (Jewish woman) told me that she once asked her mother about her thoughts regarding Jews in Israel.

Mom told her daughter that, "We are Americans first and what people in Israel decide to do or not, has nothing to do with us!"

So much for having any knowledge of their own scriptures and God's command regarding Israel.

It seems that most American Jews have no problem with being God's "chosen people," so long as it has nothing to do with they're being loyal to the land God gave them or informed about what God instructed them regarding the land nor their worship of Him.

22 posted on 02/02/2014 9:06:32 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: jjotto

I worked with a guy that was a Jew; his brother lived in Israel and he went often to visit. This guy was a proud, radical communist and was a very politically active Democrat. His parents immigrated here from Russia.
I never understood it.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 9:07:10 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: zerosix
Wow.

You're rocking my world.

I'll have to stew on that.

24 posted on 02/02/2014 9:10:08 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum

Did I say that?


25 posted on 02/02/2014 9:11:45 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: Texas Eagle

“And, yet, Jews continue to support RATS at a 3 to 1 clip. I don’t get it.”

Yeah, and a lot of them are anti-Israel. I guess they’ve all forgotten the Holocaust. The real Jews are in Israel. Can you imagine Henry Waxman getting a political office in Israel? Or Dianne Fineswine? And don’t anyone come in with that crap about Fineswine not being Jewish because her mother wasn’t a Jew. That’s a distinction without a difference.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 9:12:19 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Rusty0604

Yep. No sense at all. Once in a while, even a military strategist will admit that Israel’s military strategies, much studied and supposedly imitated, also make no sense. Jews are really like that; there are no rational explanations, which is one of the reasons Jewish conspiracies are so popular.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 9:13:35 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Fantasywriter

Same as the rest of the Obama squad not qualified to walk across the street! Thank God he wasn’t elected President that would be a worse fiasco than 0!
It’s becoming evident that Government does not run this Country The DNC does!


28 posted on 02/02/2014 9:14:49 AM PST by DocJhn
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To: Nachum
Horse droppings from old horse face.

EVERYTHING obama does either:

a) Weakens America
b) Distances America's allies
c) Strengthens America's enemies
d) Serves Islam
e) Harms Israel
Or some combination of the above.
I have yet to have anyone raise a single substantive counter example in several years of posting this.

(Although AJFavish did point out that I missed "increases dependency on the government")

29 posted on 02/02/2014 9:15:33 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: vette6387

There are Israelis elected to office far to the left of Waxman and Feinstein. Heck, some of them are in Netanyahu’s government!


30 posted on 02/02/2014 9:16:36 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: zerosix

Thank you for that! It’s time the truth be told about the bulk of American Jews, because it isn’t fair to those who do adhere to their faith to have to bear the brunt of what others are doing in their name.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 9:16:50 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387
Yeah, and a lot of them are anti-Israel. I guess they’ve all forgotten the Holocaust.

Amazing. I guess if God saw fit to bind them in 400 years of captivity in Egypt for their rebellion, He will certainly see fit to bind them in decades of captivity in The DemocRAT Party.

32 posted on 02/02/2014 9:17:43 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum

no ... he didn’t mean to get CAUGHT doing it, is all

time to send K back to Vietnam


33 posted on 02/02/2014 9:18:13 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: Rusty0604

It’s confusing on the surface as to why American Jews seem to be distant from their Israeli brothers/sisters and why so many seem to support communism.

There are some websites..I think even on Youtube, where you can find very shortened versions of Jewish history that really do help explain what we see today.

It’s all very sad, and understandable once you have the facts.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 9:18:15 AM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: Zionist Conspirator

As does Rand/Ron Paul


35 posted on 02/02/2014 9:19:00 AM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: jjotto

“There are Israelis elected to office far to the left of Waxman and Feinstein. Heck, some of them are in Netanyahu’s government!”

Maybe so, but I’ll bet you they are still loyal to Israel and her international interests.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 9:19:23 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Nachum

Every Christian is first and foremost a Jew.

The sooner so-called “Christians” come to comprehend that, the better off we’ll be in this death struggle with the demonic forces of islam and the demoncrat party.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 9:19:44 AM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: onyx; Nachum; MestaMachine
Jon Fitzgerlad Kerry can go pound Sand!

AM YISRAEL CHAI!!!

38 posted on 02/02/2014 9:21:02 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Texas Eagle
Interesting. American Jews feel no kinship towards Israeli Jews?

Liberalism is their true religion.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 9:22:28 AM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: Nachum
john kerry photo: Satan Priest &amp; John Kerry SatanPriestJohnKerry-1.jpg
40 posted on 02/02/2014 9:28:55 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum

if Bibi doesn’t send Kerry home soon, it will be a real signal that he’s about to sell Israel out for good


41 posted on 02/02/2014 9:29:19 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: Nachum

Was he for threatening Israel before he was against it?


42 posted on 02/02/2014 9:31:12 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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43 posted on 02/02/2014 9:32:46 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Texas Eagle

Do collectivist Jews in Israel feel no kinship for fellow observant Jews?


44 posted on 02/02/2014 9:33:37 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Do collectivist Jews in Israel feel no kinship for fellow observant Jews?

I have no idea. From the sound of your leading question, I'm inclined to say no.

But, now that you mention it, Israel is somewhat of a Socialist country, isn't it?

45 posted on 02/02/2014 9:34:49 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Yes, Israel is run by Leftists. If a non-collectivist Jew fights back against Arabs in self-defense within Israel’s borders they are treated worse in jail/prison than the Muzzies.

There are so many examples of the Israeli government treating observant Jews badly the list list would be a mile long.

But there is a huge demographic shift going on with Jews both in America as well as in Israel.

Secular, Leftist, collectivist, Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist Jews are having 0-2 children per family while the Orthodox are having 2-4 children, and Chassidic/Haredi are having 4-10 children per family.

Eventually Jews on the Left will breed themselves out of existence.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 9:42:40 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: DocJhn

Agree w you! Added to which, we have the Swiftboaters to thank that Kerry didn’t become POTUS. Rove wanted to play nice, and didn’t like the Swiftboaters at all. He tried to distance Bush’s campaign from them. But they are what took down Kerry’s favorables and raised his unfavorables. We will always owe them a massive debt.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 9:44:12 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

I don’t intend to use my computer right now, and I don’t intend to read this thread, and I don’t intend to write a reply... but, sometimes it just happens, right JF’nK?


48 posted on 02/02/2014 9:45:36 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: onyx
I’m so damn mad about all of this.

A good glass of wine works for me :)

49 posted on 02/02/2014 9:49:09 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: PrairieLady2

My mother was half Hebrew, and she was a big time leftist. She believed everything the press had said about how wonderful communism was when she was young. After the breakup of the USSR and the truth came out about the millions that had died under it, she just couldn’t believe it.

I have been conservative all my life, most likely because I saw from an early age from my parents the insanity of leftists.


50 posted on 02/02/2014 9:50:24 AM PST by Rusty0604
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