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Kerry phones Netanyahu to complain about insults
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/19/2014 1:18:38 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

March 19, 2014, 03:43 pm Kerry phones Netanyahu to complain about insults

By Rebecca Shabad

Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday morning to protest insults the Israeli defense minister directed at the Obama administration this week, the State Department said.

In a speech at Tel Aviv University on Monday, Moshe Ya’alon criticized President Obama for having a weak foreign policy, and said Israel could no longer rely on the U.S. to lead nuclear negotiations with Iran.

“Secretary Kerry spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu this morning. And he protested to him his concerns about these comments,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday.

The United States, Psaki reaffirmed, maintains an “unshakeable commitment” to Israel’s security.

“So it is certainly confusing to us why Defense Minister Ya'alon would continue his pattern of making comments that don't accurately represent the scope of our close partnership on a range of security issues and on the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel,” she said.

On Monday, Ya’alon slammed the Obama administration for the slow progress on nuclear talks with Iran. It was not the first time he has been critical of the U.S.

“If we wished others would do the work for us, it wouldn't be done soon, and therefore in this matter, we have to behave as if we can only rely on ourselves," he said.

America’s power in the world is becoming increasingly diminished, Ya’alon argued.

“Weakness certainly does not pay in the world," he said. "No one can replace the U.S. as the world's policeman. I hope the U.S. will come to its senses.”

Ya’alon’s comments were “not constructive” and “inconsistent,” said Psaki, who added they don’t reflect the government of Israel.

While Psaki declined to describe the conversation between Kerry and Netanyahu, she said Kerry “has a tough skin and is happy to move on beyond this.”

Asked if the U.S. would like an apology, she said, “We're ready to move forward and keep talking about the peace process.”

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports Ya’alon plans to clarify his remarks during upcoming meetings with senior U.S. officials.


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; iran; israel; kerry; lebanon; lurch; netanyahu; russia; syria; waronterror; yaalon
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Well at least he didn't call Lurch, Lurch......
1 posted on 03/19/2014 1:18:38 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday morning to protest insults the Israeli defense minister directed at the Obama administration this week, the State Department said.”

Suck it up, buttercup.

Freaking Cupcake that one.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 1:21:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Sub-Driver

Well Mr. Kerry, they do seem to have freedom of speech over there....


3 posted on 03/19/2014 1:21:55 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s calling out Bebe for a purse fight.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:05 PM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Sub-Driver

The Obama administration doesn’t like to hear the truth. Obama should be considered an enemy of Israel.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Lurch has his wife put his underware on
otherwise he would probably put it on backwards !!
and then complain that the Joos stole his fly !!
6 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:18 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver

GFY Bolt Neck!


7 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If I were Netty, I’d thrown another insult at him....


8 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:49 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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"Ya’alon’s comments were “not constructive” and “inconsistent,” said Psaki, who added they don’t reflect the government of Israel." Translation: We sure hope this guy doesn't become the next Israeli PM! "While Psaki declined to describe the conversation between Kerry and Netanyahu, she said Kerry “has a tough skin and is happy to move on beyond this.”" Translation: Kerry threw a hissy-fit, but didn't get his apology. "Asked if the U.S. would like an apology, she said, “We're ready to move forward and keep talking about the peace process.”" Translation: We don't know what else to do except, "more of the same".
9 posted on 03/19/2014 1:23:26 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Sub-Driver

Next on his call list, Kerry will call Putin to protest insults....
Then the little guy in NK...


10 posted on 03/19/2014 1:24:24 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sub-Driver
So it is certainly confusing to us why Defense Minister Ya'alon would continue his pattern of making comments that don't accurately represent the scope of our close partnership on a range of security issues and on the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel

Because:

A: They Don't Believe You?

B: They Probably Have Solid Evidence You Want To Throw Israel Under the Bus?

C: There Are A Bunch Of Rookies / Commies / Closet Muzzies Running US Foreign Policy?

D: All Of The Above

11 posted on 03/19/2014 1:26:17 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s next Sparky? Calling his mom? Friggin’ pansies...


12 posted on 03/19/2014 1:26:42 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Here’s a shekel, call someone who cares.”


13 posted on 03/19/2014 1:28:39 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Common Sense 101

This article gives no mention of what Nethanyahu said to Kerry.

Oh to be a fly on that wall .......


14 posted on 03/19/2014 1:31:33 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver

 


For all those who ever wondered what it'd be like if all the dorks & sissies in your high school were allowed to run things . . .

15 posted on 03/19/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT by tomkat ( it's real close)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Waaah! Stop being so mean!”


16 posted on 03/19/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: beethovenfan
Obama should be considered an enemy of Israel.

Not to mention being a domestic enemy of the US Constitution.

17 posted on 03/19/2014 1:31:45 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Sub-Driver

Netanyahu should tell Kerry to come to Israel if he wants to discuss the issue.

When he gets there invite him to come in through the servants’ back door entrance, sit him at a table in a back room, give him a glass of water and make him wait alone while Netanyahu has a long, leisurely dinner.

After dinner Netanyahu can meet with him for 5 or 10 minutes, then send him on his way.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 1:31:46 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Sub-Driver

Russia warns West it may change stance on Iran, in retaliation over sanctions
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/19/russia-warns-west-it-may-change-stance-on-iran-in-retaliation-over-sanctions/#


19 posted on 03/19/2014 1:32:16 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Sub-Driver

What Obama and Kerry are doing is forcing Israel to attack Iran over Iran’s nukes. If the US will not stand with our faithful ally, Israel has no choice but to go it alone to survive. Obama and Kerry are selling out Israel.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 1:32:32 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Surveillance means you already are a subject of the government. Smile and bow!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Team Obama throws a fit...
21 posted on 03/19/2014 1:34:31 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: carriage_hill

He is a bolt necked stooge!


22 posted on 03/19/2014 1:35:11 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Sub-Driver

I sincerely hope somebody, maybe an Israeli, straightens Kerry out. Let his inner lost, be found.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 1:38:38 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Sub-Driver

HEY CUPCAKE! CATCH!

 photo kerry_drop_football_zpsac7d2e81.jpg

24 posted on 03/19/2014 1:41:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Sub-Driver

And Kerry can’t find the time to call Moscow. I wonder why.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 1:42:19 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: illiac

He probably did. Notice Kerry’s spokesperson is rather vague.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 1:43:41 PM PDT by jch10 (Election Day, 2014. May be the most important day since Bunker Hill.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Backstabber" would be more accurate ... but then Kerry has a reputation for that already here at home ......

TEL AVIV – In recent weeks, representatives for the Obama administration have held meetings with a senior politician here in which the U.S. delegates brought up the possibility of replacing Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, according to an informed Jerusalem diplomatic source.

White House seeks to replace Netanyahu?

27 posted on 03/19/2014 1:45:14 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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They're beating the snot out of him

28 posted on 03/19/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Sub-Driver

29 posted on 03/19/2014 1:48:17 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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" Hello ? Bibi ? I really must protest what your Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has been saying recently . America most certainly has Israel's best interests at heart !" " Look John , thanks for your call , but really we have had about enough of your שקר שמשקרים במצח נחושה . Moshe has proven himself to me over the years , you never have . Have a nice day "
30 posted on 03/19/2014 1:48:36 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday morning to protest insults the Israeli defense minister directed at the Obama administration this week, the State Department said.

Please tell me this is a joke and that the Executive Branch of the United States of America really isn't this shallow and insecure.

31 posted on 03/19/2014 1:50:18 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Sub-Driver

32 posted on 03/19/2014 1:50:56 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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Well, whaddya know...

...Kerry wears a pantsuit, too.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 1:50:57 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Sub-Driver

Secretary Cupcake.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 1:51:12 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dear Mr. I Served In Vietnam: I will take his place. You are a piece of scum. You hate Israel. You hate America. You even probably hate yourself. Next flight, go to Peru and somewhere, and just STAY there.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 1:51:25 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: bert

That was facelift part 1.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 1:52:56 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry Kerry quite contrary how do your pansies grow...


37 posted on 03/19/2014 1:52:58 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

How much you wanna bet no such call was placed to Puin?


38 posted on 03/19/2014 1:53:36 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Catsup boy didn’t have anything else to concern himself with today?


39 posted on 03/19/2014 1:53:54 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: LeoWindhorse
John Kerry is such a פוץ. (Sounds like 'putts')
40 posted on 03/19/2014 1:54:42 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: smoothsailing; Sub-Driver; everyone

41 posted on 03/19/2014 1:55:33 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Y-L-G-U, backwards you’re still ugly too!”

( click )


42 posted on 03/19/2014 1:59:52 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kind of soft skinned for a war hero and all.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 2:21:46 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Sub-Driver

Everytime I see a post like this I have to first make sure it is not satire.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Sub-Driver

Truth hurts. Some children just can’t handle.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every day as Sec of State Kerry proves he WAS NOT presidential material. Can’t believe the Dems ran him in 2004.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 2:24:15 PM PDT by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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Hey J Effin’ Kerry!

For the last 40 years, everytime I hear your name, you insult me.

Now it’s your turn.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 2:27:25 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: potlatch

OUTSTANDING!!!


48 posted on 03/19/2014 2:28:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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Kerry is just Obama’s state dept. spokesclown....

The fact Kerry called Bibi means those comments have gotten under the “Won” translucent thin skin....


49 posted on 03/19/2014 2:29:32 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: smoothsailing

Thank you ‘smooth’, I can always count on you! I venture that half the ‘noobs’ don’t understand the meaning of that gif, lol.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 2:34:45 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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