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State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable
inn ^ | 2/5/14 | Elad Benari

Posted on 02/05/2014 2:20:13 PM PST by Nachum

The State Department once again took Israel to task on Wednesday for criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to achieve peace.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that criticism of Kerry over his threats of a boycott of Israel if peace talks fail were meant to distract attention from progress in the peace process.

“Any rhetoric that is inaccurate and critical as this is unhelpful. These kind of attacks are unacceptable. They not only distort his record but they distract from the key issues at hand,” she said.

Psaki added, however, that Kerry was planning to ignore the criticism and continue his efforts.

“He has a tough skin and he has seen worse than having personal verbal attacks against him,” she said, adding the Secretary of State would not “spend a lot of time worrying about words people are using against him. His greatest concern is the result they could have on the process. The words aren’t an attack on him but rather on the peace process.”

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


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KEYWORDS: department; eladbenari; israel; johnkerry; kerry; lurch; state; traitor
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State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable Israeli criticism of Kerry's peace efforts "distort his records and distract from key issues," says State Dept. spokeswoman.

-or what?

1 posted on 02/05/2014 2:20:13 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 02/05/2014 2:20:44 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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3 posted on 02/05/2014 2:22:31 PM 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

Kerry has a tough skin? Who knew?


4 posted on 02/05/2014 2:22:59 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

Catsup’s!!


5 posted on 02/05/2014 2:24:05 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

John Kerry’s only skill is to marry rich ugly women.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 2:24:11 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Nachum

Liberals take criticism like acid dripping on the brain. The Israelis know what they are doing. If you mock this pompous fool mercilessly, he will eventually go away.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 2:24:44 PM PST by allendale
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To: Nachum

'You harangue?'

8 posted on 02/05/2014 2:24:49 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Nachum

Kerry is unacceptable. The attacks on him are warranted.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 2:26:57 PM PST by dforest
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To: Nachum

Did he or did he not suggest boycott of travel to Israel?

So it is an attack for one to express negativity regarding his suggestion?

What are they going to do, send the IRS or the DOJ after any offenders?


10 posted on 02/05/2014 2:27:12 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Nachum

State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable
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Yeah c’mon...

too weaselly...

you can do better than that...


11 posted on 02/05/2014 2:27:18 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Nachum

Didn’t Kerry serve in Viet Nam?


12 posted on 02/05/2014 2:28:12 PM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: Nachum

“-or what? “

Well, let’s see...North Korea sank a South Korean warship. What did the State Department do? A strongly worded note. So, for Israel I’d expect economic sanctions, loss of most favored nation status, seizure of assets in ours and allied nations and an economic and trade embargo. Possibly, we’ll crush their currency as well. Because they did, after all, criticize John Kerry. (Hey, he served in Viet Nam, you know.)


13 posted on 02/05/2014 2:29:08 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Nachum

And what are they gonna do about it?


14 posted on 02/05/2014 2:29:22 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

It is highly unacceptable not to attack Kerry. We for sure do not want to encourage him.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 2:29:23 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Nachum
Criticizing officials is a fundamental right.
Especially when they do wrong, then it's a duty.

16 posted on 02/05/2014 2:30:20 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Nachum
“He has a tough skin and he has seen worse than having personal verbal attacks against him..."

"This is unacceptable! Stop it, I say. Stop it."

"I have thick skin and will ignore you..."

"Stop it right now, dammit!"

17 posted on 02/05/2014 2:31:50 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: All
For some strange reason Kerry just triggered my memory about learning early on in grammar school that "throw me over the fence my medals" is bad grammar.

Leni

18 posted on 02/05/2014 2:32:37 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Nachum

Where in hell does DOS dig up these awful “spokespersons”, anyway? Remember the one with the perpetually cocked eyebrow? I would pay good money to slap that right off her smug, smarmy face.....


19 posted on 02/05/2014 2:38:42 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Nachum
State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable

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20 posted on 02/05/2014 2:41:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

OK then.....he is quite tall and he did serve in Vietnam. And he was smart enough to marry a ketchup heiress. Other than that.....


21 posted on 02/05/2014 2:43:16 PM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Nachum

From just their side, or ours too?


22 posted on 02/05/2014 2:51:34 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Nachum

Who is in charge of that sorority over at State?


23 posted on 02/05/2014 2:53:22 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Ken H
Seen here advising the president:


24 posted on 02/05/2014 2:54:49 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Nachum

” - - - “Any rhetoric that is inaccurate and critical as this is unhelpful. These kind of attacks are unacceptable. They not only distort his record but they distract from the key issues at hand,” she said. - - - “

Kerry is the victim here. Kerry is just doing the same thing that his boss does so well.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 2:55:54 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum

I think I’ll wait for the strongly worded letter before taking any of this seriously.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 2:56:35 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Graewoulf

And the verbal and written attacks against Bush WERE acceptable?


27 posted on 02/05/2014 2:58:17 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Nothing does more damage to the left than an honest election.")
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To: Nachum

I would like to be the ‘fly on the wall’ at some of these Mid Eastern ‘meetings of the mind’ and get the ‘feel’ for how they feel of the ‘insult’ we laid upon them.

How would we ‘feel’ (diplomatically) if a person had run for Leader/President/Dictator etc, then LOST, then the same country that turned him down has the NERVE to foist the LOSER on us to act as an emissary in their behalf?


28 posted on 02/05/2014 2:59:43 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Every wonder why when they refer to People of Color it doesn't include Asians??)
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To: Nachum

I know some Freepers will be surprised by my opinion. I think it is highly inappropriate and unprofessional for Israel to attack John Kerry. They really should wait in line until we are done with him first!


29 posted on 02/05/2014 3:06:44 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, those Israeli’s are sure “scared” of Kerry and this WH.


30 posted on 02/05/2014 3:09:05 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: NEMDF

Did he or did he not suggest boycott of travel to Israel?

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Just watched Glenn Beck do an expose on the Kerry/Oxfam boycott connection. Very interesting.

Where are the boycotts coming from? It seems that Teresa has been busy donating to Oxfam International. Who is Oxfam? They’re the group Scarlet Johannsen just resigned from, because they oppose trade with Israel.

Looky at the $$ trail. Oxfam co-created The Responsibility to Protect (Samantha Power) - with Spooky Dude Soross. Hmmm. The Kerry Connection?

Guess who’s wife has given $$ to Oxfam? TehRayZah...Ms John Kerry...has given millions, along with The Tides Foundation, to Oxfam. TehRayZah also donated to Tides.

The newly appointed (by 0 admin) Smita Singh - to the Global Dev. Council - also happens to be on the governing board of .... Oxfam! Wow. What a coinky-dink!


31 posted on 02/05/2014 3:09:34 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Ken H

Now that’s funny.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 3:10:37 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Gen.Blather

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TEvacFETvM


33 posted on 02/05/2014 3:12:56 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Ken H
Good one!

Leni

34 posted on 02/05/2014 3:17:51 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Nachum

35 posted on 02/05/2014 3:23:27 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Ken H

Interestingly Ted Cassidy was not a tough guy either, back in 1973 at the first halloween Haunt at Knott’s he came through the Steak House Kitchen where I worked on the way to the event and was sporting a black eye courtesy of his little bitty wife. So he and kerry do have a lot in common.


36 posted on 02/05/2014 3:50:21 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Nachum

Israel should baraqi to eat camel cr^/. They know what’s coming, tell america if it does not want to be a friend then expect God to be an enemy.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 3:51:17 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Nachum

Hey Jen!!

GOOD!

We WANT KERRY TO FAIL, BECAUSE WE DISAGREE WITH HIS ANTI-ISRAEL MISSION!!!


38 posted on 02/05/2014 3:52:55 PM PST by G Larry
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To: BitWielder1

Not in baraqi lenins world


39 posted on 02/05/2014 3:53:07 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Roh roh, is kerry on a benghazi assignment, I mean if the us gmint can give up lives to cover obammas arming al queda..ala stevens...if kerry embarasses the perv emporer he may find himself in a similar grave.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 3:57:32 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Nachum

Israel should turn him over to the Egyptians. They’ll know what to do with him.


41 posted on 02/05/2014 3:58:43 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Nachum

I’ve always found Kerry to be unacceptable in an unexceptional sort of way. Even as a useful idiot he is worthless.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 4:05:22 PM PST by pallis
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To: Nachum
Dear State Dept.
CC: NSA

Hanoi John Kerry is a traitor.

He should have been tried and executed.

43 posted on 02/05/2014 4:17:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nachum

Please tell me this is satire.


44 posted on 02/05/2014 4:20:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Nachum

Foggy Bottom speaks.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 4:32:11 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Nachum

When people cannot perform the job they’ve been awarded or assigned, they either resign or get fired. There are numerous search engine hits for John Kerry gaffes and bungles. Statesmanship and knowledge are required for that job.


46 posted on 02/05/2014 4:37:25 PM PST by MamaDearest
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Needless to say Israel should pass a law forbidding criticism of an American Secretary of State or President. Probably need it in the US too. Criticizing a government official, our government or another, should be banned.

47 posted on 02/05/2014 4:53:40 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: Nachum

Actually, any attack of Kerry is acceptable. He deserves every attack.


48 posted on 02/05/2014 4:56:12 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Nachum

I would settle for a tax on Kerry.

Steep one.

Come to think of it I would enjoy tacks under Kerry too.

Long ones.


49 posted on 02/05/2014 4:58:42 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that criticism of Kerry over his threats of a boycott of Israel if peace talks fail were meant to distract attention from progress in the peace process.
This should give us some idea of just how stupid Psaki, Lurch, et al are and thinks we are, if this is regarded as a *defense* of that threat. Kerry should be made to kneel and then be shot in the head right on the runway next time he gets off the plane in Tel Aviv. Thanks Nachum.
50 posted on 02/05/2014 5:02:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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