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.
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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.
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.
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.
You're rocking my world.
I'll have to stew on that.
“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.
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.
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!
EVERYTHING obama does either:
a) Weakens AmericaI have yet to have anyone raise a single substantive counter example in several years of posting this.
b) Distances America's allies
c) Strengthens America's enemies
d) Serves Islam
e) Harms Israel
Or some combination of the above.
(Although AJFavish did point out that I missed "increases dependency on the government")
There are Israelis elected to office far to the left of Waxman and Feinstein. Heck, some of them are in Netanyahu’s government!
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.
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.
no ... he didn’t mean to get CAUGHT doing it, is all
time to send K back to Vietnam
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.
As does Rand/Ron Paul
“There are Israelis elected to office far to the left of Waxman and Feinstein. Heck, some of them are in Netanyahus government!”
Maybe so, but I’ll bet you they are still loyal to Israel and her international interests.
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.
AM YISRAEL CHAI!!!
if Bibi doesn’t send Kerry home soon, it will be a real signal that he’s about to sell Israel out for good
Was he for threatening Israel before he was against it?
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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?
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.
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.
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?
A good glass of wine works for me :)
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.