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US Claims Kerry Didn't Blame Israel
Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/2014 | Ari Yashar

Posted on 04/09/2014 10:07:26 AM PDT by SJackson

State Department spokesperson quickly declares that Kerry didn't meant to blame Israel, laid responsibility on both sides.

In an attempt to recover after US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed Israel for peace talk failures on Tuesday, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki quickly stated Kerry did not intend to point the finger at the Jewish state.

"Secretary Kerry was clear when he said that both sides took unhelpful steps, and at no point did he take part in the blame game," claimed Psaki. "More than that, Kerry clarified that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made courageous decisions throughout the process."

While Kerry did tell the Senate "it is the responsibility of the two sides to make decisions" and that "both sides took negative steps," Kerry's sharpest vitriol was saved for Israel, in a phrasing that hinted Israeli actions led to the failure of talks last week.

"Israel didn't release the Palestinian prisoners on the day they were supposed to be freed, and another day passed, and another day, and then another 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and 'poof'...that was sort of the moment," charged Kerry.

The final batch of terrorist releases, set for March 29, was put on hold given the total lack of progress in talks, and the widespread protest to the unpopular move. It was officially cancelled last Thursday, after Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Abbas requested to join 15 UN agencies last Tuesday, in breach of the peace talk conditions.

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


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1 posted on 04/09/2014 10:07:26 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 04/09/2014 10:10:51 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

And we all know that the mac daddy administration is the most transparent and truthful since America was founded.

Did I say the mac daddy administration - never mind.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 10:17:31 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: SJackson

Kerry is an idiot and never should be in charge of something that if done wrong could lead to a world war. But low information voters voted Obama in and this is what we get. Why the heck we are even discussing peace when the Palestinians refuse to acknowledge Israels right to exist is beyond my brain capacity.
Least I know where my eternity is...but with this govt. I am not sure how long before my arrival there may be sped up by blundering diplomacy
Freegards
LEX


4 posted on 04/09/2014 10:17:52 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SJackson

Finger problems. If he were a first grader, they'd arrest him for doing this.

5 posted on 04/09/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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He’s the voice of a Muslim president. Of course he said it...


6 posted on 04/09/2014 10:20:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SJackson

Kerry is a vain liar and a fraud. He lies then lies about lying. Only a wastral with Kerry’s level of moral terpitude is acceptable in the Obama administration. Diogenes would go blind looking for an honest man in this crowd.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 10:30:09 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: SJackson
The Department of State should be headed up by a Career Foreign Service Officer who has somehow distinguished themselves enough to be a common household name in pursuit of their profession, e.g., diplomacy, period.

To appoint a liar whose own story on his service in the US Army is shameful enough, but to put him in charge of diplomacy is akin to elevation Jane Fonda to a similar position; hum, maybe Obama can still get Hanoi Jane to replace Kerry.

8 posted on 04/09/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT by Jumper
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“These discussions have been very difficult. In all fairness must recognized that there is blame for both sides. The representatives of the Palestinian people were slow to acknowledge my love e-mails to them. Especially the ones with SWAK in the subject line. I had to explain it to them. And then there was the other side. The yids. Jew Netanyahu and his grasping, slimy, Christ-killing infidel cohorts have been completely unreasonable about returning to the 1967 borders and waiting to be overrun. They would not even help the Palestinians to achieve their rightful aspirations to finish the work that was started in the Polish cleansing centers in the early 40’s. They must see reason to be helpful to this process. Yeah, Jew-boy Netanyahu, that’s you! .... (Obama slowly nods and smiles in the background...) So we will continue our efforts to seek a peaceful and Final Solution to the middle eastern conflict that has rent this area for so long. Allah akhbar!”


9 posted on 04/09/2014 11:37:21 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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