Skip to comments.US-Israeli Relationship In Jeopardy, Kerry "Ruined Everything"
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'."
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?
Depends on who gets to write it.
In other words, Valerie is pissed off!
But I won't hold my breath.
U.S. frustration with Israel seeped into the White House’s readout...
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.
Well, hasn’t Kambodia Kerry ‘ruined everything’ in his entire life? What else is new? ;-)
Way to go, Lurch.
JFnK's response was predictable: "Rrrrrrrrraaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhh"
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.
ANYTHING to avoid admitting that John Kerry is a vile, stupid, incompetent, low-life, fool.
My husband had him as a passenger on a private jet right when the “Help us, we’re stuck in Iraq” thing was exploding.
Oy Kerry is such an idiot. But, as I was saying, the grass is green and the sky is blue....
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.
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.
“”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???
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.
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.
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.
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