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Kerry's Amateurish Efforts Are Making The Israel-Hamas Conflict Worse
BI - The Times Of Israel ^ | 7-28-2014 | Avi Issacharoff

Posted on 07/28/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT by blam

Avi Issacharoff, The Times Of Israel
July 28, 2014

Despite the tendency to criticize U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts, credit should be given where credit is due.

Over the weekend, Kerry did manage to facilitate something in the Middle East: unparalleled unanimity.

Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan were all in agreement that Kerry’s efforts were undermining the attempt to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as quickly as possible. Moreover, Kerry’s framework and the ideas he presented led to an extraordinary phone call taking place between a senior Palestinian Authority official and an Israeli counterpart, during which the two mocked the senior diplomat’s naivete and his failure to understand the regional reality.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; kerry; middleeast
Heaven help us.
1 posted on 07/28/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Good thing Kerry is Secretary of State

If we had somebody that wasn’t an international joke, Israel might have to take what he says seriously .


2 posted on 07/28/2014 10:10:20 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: blam
its not johnnys fault.

he's relied on the Magic EIght Ball to make his decisions for em since youth...




3 posted on 07/28/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Isn’t Kerry due for a “major speech” on Indian curry or some such..?


4 posted on 07/28/2014 10:14:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

ahahahaha Yes thats the rumor..


5 posted on 07/28/2014 10:15:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: blam
Maybe that's what it will take, something that both Israelis and Palestinians can despise together.

6 posted on 07/28/2014 10:16:05 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Don’t tell me he’s “currying” favor with the Indians now?


7 posted on 07/28/2014 10:16:17 AM 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: tet68

Obama/Kerry are worried because Putin is doing better with India than they are.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 10:18:41 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Why not- Obamas got the “Guacomole speech” covered.

CC


9 posted on 07/28/2014 10:19:22 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Rome2000
Obama Administration: U.S.-Israel Relationship ‘in Jeopardy’ Over Criticism of Kerry

Despite years of pledges that the U.S.-Israel alliance is “unbreakable,” “ironclad,” and “unshakeable,” the Obama administration on Monday threatened the relationship over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry.

According to the AP’s Matt Lee and Julie Pace, administration officials used ”unusually harsh language” to declare that “criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy” and had “crossed a line.”

At press time, the Israel section of the Obama campaign’s 2012 website still includes statements such as “America & Israel: An Unbreakable Bond” and quotes from President Obama such as “America’s commitment and my commitment to Israel and Israel’s security is unshakable.”

10 posted on 07/28/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: blam

And no one at all is surprised by this.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 10:37:27 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
word is that he will be addressing the Indian Fast Food Association

"I just ADORE you people and your Holy Cow Burgers"


12 posted on 07/28/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: blam

The comedy team of Obama & Kerry....people are dying over these two yuksters.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 10:38:30 AM PDT by Larry381 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: Qiviut

India has always played Russia (USSR) against the US.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 10:49:13 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

India has always played Russia (USSR) against the US.

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Successfully, it appears.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: blam

This smells like it has Barraco Barner’s stink all over it. I don’t think Kerry or his staff are bright enough to come up with this alone. And if it came from the top, who do you think is pulling the strings. Not Travor Martin’s dad...none other than Valerie.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: blam

bookmark


17 posted on 07/28/2014 11:00:54 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: blam

Really though. Is anyone listening to Kerry?

I seriously doubt Bibi is paying ANY attention to the ramblings of this potato faced idiot.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 11:20:53 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Larry381
The comedy team of Obama & Kerry....people are dying over these two yuksters.

At the time of the American Revolution you couldn't find more gifted visionaries and leaders. At this time, you can't find more incompetent and dumber bumbling fools. Oh America, why are we cursed with these idiots? And I'm talking about not just these two, but a large circus of clowns surrounding Obama. No one is laughing, it's a tragedy.

19 posted on 07/28/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT by roadcat
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Successfully, it appears.

Well, at least Nixon and Kissinger knew what was going on, unlike BHO and Kerry.

(Not that I am a big fan of the former.)

20 posted on 07/28/2014 1:43:15 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Secy Kerry opened his speech with the catchphrase “Good Policy makes Good Politics” .....

(link: http://www.niticentral.com/2014/07/29/john-kerrys-india-speech-quick-take-234851.html )

You just can’t make this stuff up


21 posted on 07/28/2014 1:48:59 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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