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Kerry 'Protests' to Prime Minister Over Criticism from Ya'alon
inn ^ | 3/19/14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff

Posted on 03/19/2014 1:12:54 PM PDT by Nachum

In a rare move, Secretary of State John Kerry protested to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday over Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's strong criticism of US foreign policy, according to AFP.

Ya'alon slammed the US and the West on Tuesday for its "soft" approach toward the possibility of a nuclear Iran.

"Everyone knows Iran is lying," Ya'alon stated. "But the pampered West is satisfied with postponing conflict [with Iran over the nuclear program]."

Ya'alon's comments made headlines in Israeli media Tuesday evening over his perceived change of heart regarding the Iran issue - and apparently have also drawn the ire of US officials.

In a telephone call, Kerry told Netanyahu Wednesday that the comments made by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon are inconsistent with reality, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

"Clearly his comments were not constructive," Psaki told reporters.

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


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: criticism; iran; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; kerry; lebanon; lurch; protests; russia; syria; waronterror; yaalon

1 posted on 03/19/2014 1:12:54 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/19/2014 1:13:35 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t Iran the only ones praising John Kerry?


3 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:03 PM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Nachum

Ambassador Cupcake doesn’t have a clue.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:21 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Nachum

The US is not even responding to Russia. Whether does it get the right to tell Israel to sit down and shut up on Iran?


5 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:32 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum

Substitute the word WHINE for ‘protests’, and you’ll have the actual picture. Whine-Whine-Whine!


6 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:34 PM PDT by lee martell
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OMG,,a LIB acting like an expert on reality? Cupcake Kerry no less.

Seriously,,Bibi must be laughing his aZZ off right now


7 posted on 03/19/2014 1:16:33 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Nachum

Funny, I thought Yaalon’s comments were VERY constructive.
They certainly have Obama and Kerry jumping to their
tune.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT 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: Nachum

We need a animated gif of Herman Munster jumping up and down throwing a tantrum, it would be most excellent!


9 posted on 03/19/2014 1:18:15 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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And now Russia says it may “change its stance” on Iran in response to the Crimea situation.

Cupcakes and Gap shoppers take note.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 1:18:59 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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11 posted on 03/19/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

Israel is right. US policy is against our ally Israel. US policy has become evil supporting Israel’s (and America’s) enemies.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Stop Obama from giving away control of the Internet.)
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GTH John F Skerry.
13 posted on 03/19/2014 2:43:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Call out the whaaambulance - he needs to be admitted to emergency surgery to have his brain reinserted.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 2:49:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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Thanks Nachum.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 4:01:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Well, the US is not weak. We project weakness. But I'm not sure that's worth much complaining on the part of the US. Then again, what can Kerry do, if he complains about most any other country he'll get chuckles, here he gets an apology.

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16 posted on 03/19/2014 5:38:14 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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Here’s my apology to the US: I am truly and sincerely sorry that you have become weak. I wish it were not so. But it is, and for that I am sorry.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 6:03:13 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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