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US-Israeli Relationship In Jeopardy, Kerry "Ruined Everything"
Zerohedge ^ | 7-28-2014 | Durden

Posted on 07/28/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Another red line crossed? As AP reports, Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israeli media commentators have leveled almost nonstop criticism at Kerry in recent days over his attempts to bring Qatar and Turkey — two countries viewed by Israel as strong Hamas supporters — into the cease-fire negotiations - "U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything." The White House is not happy - in unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. They also said the personal attacks on Kerry crossed a line.

As AP reports,

Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. They also said the personal attacks on Kerry crossed a line and were particularly disappointing at a time of active conflict.

Israeli media commentators have leveled almost nonstop criticism at Kerry in recent days over his attempts to bring Qatar and Turkey — two countries viewed by Israel as strong Hamas supporters — into the cease-fire negotiations. Kerry was also being accused of abandoning some of Israel's key demands during the negotiations.

In trying to implement the cease-fire over the weekend, "U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything," wrote columnist Ari Shavit in Monday's Haaretz, Israel's leading liberal newspaper. "Very senior officials in Jerusalem described the proposal that Kerry put on the table as a 'strategic terrorist attack'."

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U.S. frustration with Israel seeped into the White House's readout of a phone call Sunday between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House said Obama told Netanyahu that the U.S. had "serious and growing concern" about the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza. He also called to an "immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire," according to the White House.

Is there anyone in the world who is not mocking John Kerry?


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: israel; kerry; obama
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When the history of the Obama Administration is written in years to come, it is not going to be kind.
1 posted on 07/28/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Depends on who gets to write it.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 1:40:59 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: tcrlaf

In other words, Valerie is pissed off!


3 posted on 07/28/2014 1:41:49 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: tcrlaf
Lurch merely accomplished the mission which his boss sent him to do. It would be nice if some of America's Liberal Jews would retaliate against the Democrat Party accordingly.

But I won't hold my breath.

4 posted on 07/28/2014 1:42:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tcrlaf

U.S. frustration with Israel seeped into the White House’s readout...


With the collapse of US foreign policy under Obama, two things have happened:

1. Despots know they have a window of opportunity to attack our “friends” until Jan of 2017.
2. Our friends know that we will not come to their aid, so they must do what is best in their interests regardless of what the US wants.

Nuymber two is causing the US’s “frustration”.

It changes the formula. If we had been here a few years ago, Israel most definitely would have attacked Iran. And all that that implies...

We are living in interesting times.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 1:45:56 PM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well, hasn’t Kambodia Kerry ‘ruined everything’ in his entire life? What else is new? ;-)


6 posted on 07/28/2014 1:47:35 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: tcrlaf

Way to go, Lurch.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: tcrlaf

JFnK's response was predictable: "Rrrrrrrrraaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhh"

9 posted on 07/28/2014 1:48:55 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: tcrlaf
Abandoning Israel is not a smart thing to do.

Israel will feel like they have to go-it-alone which means, possibly, using their nukes (at some point). It may become use it or lose it.

No one wants Nuclear War in the Middle East including Kerry and Obama.

10 posted on 07/28/2014 1:50:05 PM PDT by dhs12345
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In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy.

ANYTHING to avoid admitting that John Kerry is a vile, stupid, incompetent, low-life, fool.

11 posted on 07/28/2014 1:50:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: tcrlaf

My husband had him as a passenger on a private jet right when the “Help us, we’re stuck in Iraq” thing was exploding.

Pretty funny.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 1:50:42 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: tcrlaf

Oy Kerry is such an idiot. But, as I was saying, the grass is green and the sky is blue....


13 posted on 07/28/2014 1:51:09 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: tcrlaf

The Common Core Curricula and Teachers’ Unions will establish a favorable accounting of this moron’s legacy. I’m certain of this. School children will be raised to consider Obama on par with MLK and Lincoln. A holiday will be created, and if you resist any of this you know what they’ll label you.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 1:51:11 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: dhs12345

At one point in time I would have agreed with your last statement.

Based on their repeated, continuous behavior towards Israel, however, I don’t think they CARE if there is nuclear war in the Middle east, as long as they can blame it on Israel.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 1:52:45 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: tcrlaf

“”They also said the personal attacks on Kerry crossed a line.””

Please tell us what the personal attacks were. Or is that like everything else coming from this WH - outright lies???


16 posted on 07/28/2014 1:53:18 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: cuban leaf

There was indeed a “red line” that was crossed. Only it was one drawn by Israel, and the Israelis mean it when they raise their voices.

Jean-Francois Kerre` is the one that blundered over that red line. Now even the Egyptians do not respect him.

If there is to be a damper put on the emotions in the Middle East, the initiatives would almost certainly have to come from Vladimir Putin. The Current Regime has, if not zero credibility, pretty close to zero.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 1:53:49 PM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: cuban leaf

RATS want a democracy.

I seem to remember a good analogy about democracy from Ben Franklin, that went something like: Ask the sheep how he feels about being a part of a democracy where the 2 wolves voting about what was for dinner.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 1:53:50 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Not really.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: tcrlaf

Kerry is a two faced publicity hound. He screwed
the Vietnam soldiers by joining the NVA against
SVN. One can only hope I live long enough to
See him get his pompous arse whipped.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 1:58:37 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: WayneS

You might be right. They might be that stupid.

And so stupid, that if it does happen, they won’t realize that it was their actions that caused it and as usual they will blame the victim — Israel.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 2:00:23 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

Kerry has a history of showboat negotiations with the enemy. Nothing new here ....


22 posted on 07/28/2014 2:03:14 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: tcrlaf
He is not amused. He only wishes he could show it.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 2:06:46 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: tcrlaf
"U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything."

Maybe that's what he was supposed to do......................

24 posted on 07/28/2014 2:07:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: dhs12345

Actually, I think they WILL realize it was their actions that caused it.

I do not think they are stupid (well, Obama, anyway - Kerry is as dumb as a sack of cowsh*t). I DO think they are evil.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: All

~~~Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas~~~

Hahahahahahahahahahaha ... ow, my side ... hahahahahahaha.

Their double-talk ain’t workin’. Hilarious.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 2:10:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SparkyBass

Are you SURE those are not pictures of John Warner?


27 posted on 07/28/2014 2:12:16 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: dhs12345

“No one wants Nuclear War in the Middle East including Kerry and Obama”

This may not necessarily be true. Depends on which side is speaking.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 2:12:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: dhs12345

Well HOPEFULLY the Jewish people will stop voting democrap after this...


29 posted on 07/28/2014 2:13:48 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: tcrlaf

Maybe we should annex Israel and install Bibi in the WH???


30 posted on 07/28/2014 2:16:11 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: dhs12345
Israel will feel like they have to go-it-alone which means, possibly, using their nukes

And, this is a horrifying prospect, thought I would understand Bibi pushing the red button to save his country.
Lurch and the Hawaiian* are so clueless....


*So no one accuses me of birtherism to divert the issues in this thread..
31 posted on 07/28/2014 2:19:05 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: tcrlaf

John Focking Kerry is as useless as mams on a bull.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 2:19:08 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: tcrlaf

You know, there seems to be some substance in the old adage that liberalism is a mental disease. Here we have the arrogant John Kerry, whose paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants who became Christians ‘to assimilate into the American scene’, and now Kerry is all in for the liberal anti=Semitic treatment of Israel, which is ‘go jump in the lake and drown’.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: alloysteel

The Current Regime has, if not zero credibility, pretty close to zero.....I read LeMonde, DerSpiegel and other English translated newspapers since Obama got in and blacked out all news. I remember the French saying (paraphrasing) “ Oh shit! This guy is an idiot”, the Germans pointing out there will be no place safe on Earth, and a Scandanavian newspaper saying “Well, at least we won’t be involved, hopefully.” Over the years I’ve known we are being hated, ridiculed and VERY largely ignored because of Obama.


34 posted on 07/28/2014 2:24:12 PM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: tcrlaf

Will ruin the US / Israeli relationship. So, Obama gets his chance to turn on Israel. I’m waiting for Israel to stand alone. Then the Lord will come and smite some people.


35 posted on 07/28/2014 2:24:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: tcrlaf
So putting Lurch in as SOS---what could go wrong? He's just a regular cup of....


36 posted on 07/28/2014 2:26:55 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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Well HOPEFULLY the Jewish people will stop voting democrap after this...

A lot of the American Jews who vote Democrap are not particularly supportive of Israel so it won't move them.

37 posted on 07/28/2014 2:27:42 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: WayneS
"ANYTHING to avoid admitting that John Kerry is a vile, stupid, incompetent, low-life, fool."

That's why he got the job.

38 posted on 07/28/2014 2:32:42 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: tcrlaf

You mean they are going to try to fix Israel like they fixed Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Trashcanistan...

You have to feel a little sorry for those schmucks in the Gaza.

Pray America wakes up


39 posted on 07/28/2014 2:35:26 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: oldironsides

40 posted on 07/28/2014 2:35:44 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Farmer Dean

“immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire,”
Aren’t those the words commonly used for a surrender document?


41 posted on 07/28/2014 2:47:38 PM PDT by paolop
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To: tcrlaf

Which is what Obama..this is part of his “Transformation” that he was talking about..destroying US relations with Israel is what he wants..to totally isolate Israel..Remember, in 2008 Obama got plenty of money from Hamas donated to his campaign..that is something the kiss ass Obama media never reported on


42 posted on 07/28/2014 3:00:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tcrlaf

A few weeks ago, Angela Merkel of Germany kicked one of our CIA agents out of her country for spying, and her approval rating is now 71%.

Obama and John Kerry are so unpopular around the world that few countries want to have anything to do with them.

Israel has been no exception, even before the Gaza war

However, because of Benjamin Netanyahu’s compassion, John Kerry has been able to spend most of his time in Israel pretending to be Secretary of State by announcing futile Israeli-Palestinian peace plans.

In contrast, John Kerry’s attempts to meet with other less compassionate heads of state have often ended in humiliation. For example, Vladimir Putin kept John Kerry waiting for three hours before meeting with him in the Kremlin, and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil practically kicked John Kerry out of her country due to the NSA’s spying on her private phone calls.

Yet now we see the thanks Benjamin Netanyahu gets for making Israel a haven where John Kerry could hide from the real world yet still seem to be carrying on with diplomacy.

Where will John Kerry go for the remainder of his term, now that the Israelis have finally had enough of his foolishness and betrayals? If he enjoys his favorite sports like wind-surfing as much as Obama enjoys golfing, maybe he’ll take long vacations away from his job, and the world will be all the better for it.


43 posted on 07/28/2014 3:15:36 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Bluestocking

john “the traitor” skerry should be exiled from America because he is such a clueless pompous ass...exiled to gaza.


44 posted on 07/28/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Was John Kerry in Vietnam???

(sarc/off)


45 posted on 07/28/2014 3:22:25 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: dhs12345

Wouldht blame them to hit the obamma administration..he is their enemy..we need this treasonous userper removed.the day is soon coming we the people will have to physically remove him or lose our freedom.


46 posted on 07/28/2014 3:28:04 PM PDT by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I believe the correct saying is “as worthless as tits on a boar.” - coming to you from an octogenarian.

but you are right on!


47 posted on 07/28/2014 4:18:47 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: El Zoro

Kerry was chosen by Obama because of the anti American beliefs he has exhibited since 1971, at least. That’s when I started hating him. My feelings toward him are more intense now.


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