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  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 149 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Kerry condemns editing of State Department video as 'stupid'

    06/06/2016 12:54:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | 04 June 2016 | Marilyn Malara
    Secretary of State John Kerry publicly condemned the editing of a State Department press briefing video discussing the Iran nuclear deal as "stupid," "clumsy" and "inappropriate." Speaking with reporters while in Paris on Saturday, Kerry said he wants to "find out exactly what happened and why," saying he does not want the person who called for the edit to continue working at the State Department, CNN reported. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans have reportedly demanded the release of documents corresponding to the briefing and called for an investigation, according to The Wall Street Journal. Kerry has also called for an investigation into...
  • Ex-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki: It wasn't me

    06/02/2016 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/16 5:21 PM | Susan Crabtree
    White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said Wednesday that she had nothing to do with the decision to selectively edit a State Department press briefing video to clip out a discussion about the Iran nuclear agreement. Psaki was a spokeswoman for the State Department in 2013, when a video was quietly edited to remove a portion of a press briefing dealing with the Iran deal. On Wednesday afternoon, current spokesman John Kirby said its been determined that an official from States Bureau Public Affairs directed the video to be edited. But he said it isnt clear who did it, or...
  • State Dept.: Missing Video Potentially Showing Iran Deal Deception Was a Glitch

    05/10/2016 2:22:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/16 | Aaron Kliegman
    The director of State Department press relations told reporters Tuesday that a glitch was likely responsible for the mysterious disappearance of a portion of video from a press briefing in 2013 that reportedly shows the Obama administration deceiving the media and public to sell the Iran nuclear deal. Elizabeth Trudeau was responding to a story that Fox News James Rosen reported the night before on how the administration had campaigned extensively to deceive the media and the American people about key aspects of the Iran agreement. In his report, Rosen said he just learned that video from the State Departments...
  • UPDATE: "Glitch"; After Obama Administration Caught Lying About Iran Deal,

    05/10/2016 7:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it over the weekend, National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes admitted in a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile that the Obama administration used the media to manipulate and lie to the American people about the nuclear deal with Iran. Here is one of the lies pushed by the administration, which David Reaboi highlighted yesterday at The Federalist.First, the lies and the denials about the negotiations. It took months before a few dogged journalists started to ask questions about the talks Obama officials were engaged in with Ahmadinejads regime. In February 2013, then-State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland...
  • State Dept. edited video to remove admission about Iran negotiations

    05/10/2016 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The State Department cut a section of a daily briefing video from December 2013 in which Department spokesperson Jen Psaki admitted her predecessor had misled a reporter about the administration having direct negotiations with Iran. The missing minutes of video were removed from both the You Tube upload of the 2013 briefing and the version of the video which is kept on the State Department website, though the transcript of the briefing was not altered. When asked about the deletion the State Department could not explain it nor could they point to any other daily briefing which had been edited...
  • Edited State Dept. video hides key admission on Iran nuke talks

    05/09/2016 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/9/16 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A State Department video has been altered in what could be an attempt to hide a 2013 discussion with reporters about whether the Obama administration lied about when it first began the Iran nuclear talks. Fox News reporter James Rosen reported Monday night that a section of a Dec. 2, 2013 press briefing was somehow erased from the State Department's own video of the event. In the section that was erased, Rosen was interviewing then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki about when the talks started.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Executive Order or Not, ‘I’m Not Surrendering the Guns’

    12/20/2015 1:35:29 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/15 | Awr Hawkins
    On December 18, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio referenced President Obama’s pending executive action on gun control and said executive order or not, guns will not be surrendered. <*snip*> Now, Jen Psaki, White House communications director, says executive action to go around Congress and expand gun control will be coming in “weeks, not months.” <*snip*> Arpaio said that “there’d be a revolution” if a president ever issued such an order.
  • Michelle Obama Harvests Future Pollinators Of Amerika

    06/04/2015 5:18:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-4-2015 | MOTUS
    Lady M summoned the little children to the White House yesterday for her spring garden harvestmeal. Staff harvested the garden earlier Wednesday, so all that was left for the first lady and two dozen students to do was to prepare the waiting baskets and bowls of cauliflower, kohlrabi, broccoli, fennel and lettuce. Umm, um um that sounds yummy. Jefferson Lopez-Martinez demonstrates gang sign for a peanut butter and jelly sandwichShe also told the children that it's important to help bees, butterflies and other creatures that spread the pollen around.Charter members of Future Obama Pollinators of AmerikaSome of this years...
  • Team Hillary Invokes The 'Everybody Does It' Defense

    03/19/2015 10:13:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    mailgate: Spokesperson Jen Psaki now says that the State Department has no record of Hillary Clinton signing Form OF-109, and it could find no record of Colin Powell or Condoleezza Rice signing it either. Why check that? 'We have reviewed Secretary Clinton's official personnel file and administrative files and have no record of her signing the OF-109," Psaki said Tuesday, not bothering to explain why that seemingly simple check wasn't done earlier. Of course, there's no evidence or statement from Hillary that she did not sign the form, though Psaki added, "I think we are fairly certain she did not...
  • US: Netanyahu Win to Have No Impact on Nuclear Talks

    03/18/2015 1:32:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 3/18/15 | staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's victory in the Israeli election will not hamper US efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the State Department said Wednesday. The Israeli leader opposes any accommodation with Tehran and came to Washington during the campaign to address US lawmakers and denounce the agreement under negotiation as a "bad deal." "We've been long familiar with the views of the prime minister on Iran. We don't think that his win has impacted the Iran negotiations, or will," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lausanne for talks this week...
  • Memo To Hillary, State Department: Perjury Matters

    03/18/2015 10:01:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    mailgate: The refusal of State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki to answer a simple yes or no question did Hillary Clinton sign separation form OF-109? is proof of a cover-up of a felony by the former secretary of state. You'd think that if Clinton didn't sign separation form OF-109 or was not asked to, the State Department and Team Hillary would have just said so. After all, it would be easier to deflect questions about getting special treatment than acknowledging the committing of a felony by essentially lying under oath with the false claim that you have returned all...
  • State Department contradicts Hillary Clinton's email claim

    03/14/2015 7:12:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3-14-15 | Philip Klein
    In her Tuesday press conference defending her reliance on a private email system while serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton claimed that the "vast majority" of emails were sent to other State Department employees and therefore automatically archived. But State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Friday told reporters that it wasn't until last month that the State Department started automatically archiving emails and it's only being done for senior staff. "Our goal is to apply this [automatic archiving] to all employee mailboxes by the end of 2016," Psaki said, according to Politico. On Tuesday, Clinton said, "It was...
  • NBC's Mitchell Helps Jen Psaki Blast GOP's 'Unprecedented' Letter to Iran

    03/13/2015 3:48:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 13, 2015 | 3:42 PM EDT | Matthew Balan
    MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell deferred to State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on the Friday edition of her program, and let the Obama administration flack attack the 47 Republican senators who signed an open letter to Iran's leaders. Mitchell led into the segment by playing President Obama's condescending "I'm embarrassed for them" and "it's close to unprecedented" shots at the senators, and gave Psaki a platform to promote the administration's talking points on the issue. [video below] The journalist first pointed out that Secretary of State John Kerry's upcoming trip to Switzerland for "another round of nuclear talks with Iran negotiations ...
  • State Dept. Nitpicks Netanyahu speech (Jen Psaki defends Iran having 190,000 centrifuges)

    03/04/2015 1:37:27 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 7 hours ago | Cheryl Chumley
    The U.S. State Department hunkered into defense mode after Benjamin Netanyahus congressional speech, saying in an early Wednesday statement that the Israeli prime minister misrepresented one of his claims that painted Secretary John Kerry in a poor light. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, referred to the website FactCheck.org to make her point that Netanyahus remarks about Iran going nuclear actually misrepresented what Kerry had said during the secretarys House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony on Feb. 25, Fox News reported. In his speech, Netanyahu said Kerry told Congress Iran could legitimately possess up to 190,000 centrifuges used to enrich...
  • Former Mossad chief slams Turkey for reportedly burning Israeli spies in Iran

    10/19/2013 8:23:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 17, 2013 | By David Barnett
    On Oct. 10, The Wall Street Journal reported that Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's spy agency Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or MIT, has been the "driving force behind [Turkey's] efforts to supply the rebels and topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad." Consequently, Fidan "has tilted the interests of the longtime U.S. ally in ways sometimes counter to those of the U.S," the report stated. According to the WSJ article, Fidan, who was once lauded by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan as "my secret-keeper," had in 2010 provided Iran with "sensitive intelligence" collected by the US and Israel. "U.S. officials believe...
  • Does the Obama Scandal Machine Now Have Its Own Amateurish Break-In?

    07/08/2013 12:28:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Isnt this interesting? The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firms file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Departments Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against...
  • Into the Witless Protection Program

    02/24/2015 9:52:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    Russian invasion of Ukraine, Pink line in the sand for Assads WMDs, Scandal of Benghazi, Gory orgy of rape, pillage, beheading, immolation by ISIS It appears State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki has been promoted to the position of Director of Communications at the White House, or as I like to think of it, the Witless Protection Program. Dont get me wrong, I think Psaki is a perfectly capable individual and it may be wrong to blame the stupid statements for which she is well-known on her, as she was merely fulfilling the mandates of her job by parroting the Administration...
  • Psaki Movin' On Up: From Foggy Bottom to Foggy Top

    02/20/2015 8:01:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-20-2015 | MOTUS
    I would let up on the Marie Harf harfing, butt the news just came in that were breaking up the old JayVee team; Jen has been promoted to Varsity and will be moving up from her Foggy Bottom assignment to be Big Guys personal communications assistant over at Foggy Top.No more Psakiing at State! Were moving up!This should be fun: Now were going to get Psakied while simultaneously being Grubered.Unfortunately Ive learned that Marie Harf will NOT be moving up to the top job at State. Some claim its due to this thesis she wrote in college: State Department spokeswoman...
  • Obama picks State's Psaki to head White House communications

    02/19/2015 8:24:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki will become President Barack Obama's new communications director, filling a key slot as Obama embarks on the final two years of his presidency, White House officials said Thursday. She replaces veteran Democratic media strategist Jennifer Palmieri, who is leaving the White House to join Hillary Rodham Clinton's likely presidential campaign. Psaki will step into her new role April 1. In a statement, Obama embraced Palmieri as a "good friend" friend and praised her as a "brilliant and effective communications director and trusted adviser."
  • Joe Biden Looking for Reason to Flee the Country when Bibi Speaks

    02/19/2015 5:13:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 19th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    The Obama administrations new excuse to explain why Vice-President Joe Biden will be out of the country when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses Congress next month is that he has to attend a Panama government inauguration that occurred last July. The vice president of the United States normally attends joint sessions of Congress, but National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan stated last month, As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections. The President has been clear about his opposition to Congress passing new legislation...
  • Herridge: Internal Govt Emails Show Genuine Panic During Yemen Evacuation

    02/18/2015 10:17:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 18, 2015 11:15 am
    Internal State Department emails appear to show genuine panic during last weeks evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported exclusively this morning. After reviewing internal State Department emails, Herridge said that standard procedures to protect sensitive information were not followed during the hasty evacuation from Sanaa. She described panicked emails circulating at the highest levels of the State Department despite spokeswoman Jen Psaki downplaying the situation at her Feb. 11 briefing.
  • State Dept. Backs Obama: Paris Attack Didn't Target Jews

    02/11/2015 5:57:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Ari Soffer
    Jen Psaki the latest Obama spokesperson to stutter an explanation as to why he described the attack on kosher store as just 'random'. It's the controversy that just won't go away - and it's hard to understand why. Since US President Barack Obama's controversial comments during a recent interview, in which he downplayed the anti-Semitic nature of the deadly shooting attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris last month, government spokespeople have been falling over themselves to explain what exactly he meant. And failing pretty miserably. In the interview with Vox, published earlier this week, the US President asserted that...
  • Ed Henry: Psaki Said Not All Victims In Paris Deli Attack Were Jewish When In Fact They Were (video)

    02/11/2015 12:04:51 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 11, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    ED HENRY: The point actually was that people were targeted because of their religion. Though Jen Psaki of the State Deptartment inaccurately suggested not all of the victims in the market were Jewish, though in fact all four were... Video at link...
  • Psaki caught on hot mic calling her own statement ridiculous (Video at link)

    12/06/2014 11:51:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 6, 2014
    US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has been caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements about the acquittal of Egypts ex-leader Hosni Mubarak ridiculous.
  • Video: State Dept. Spokesperson Stuck to Her Lines Until She Thought Her Mic Was Off

    12/04/2014 6:02:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was seemingly caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements on one of Americas policies on Egypt ridiculous following a press conference. When reporters, including the Associated Press Matt Lee, pressed her to comment on the acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, she provided a pre-written response. Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the political consensus on which Egypts long-term stability and economic growth depends, she said. But beyond that, I would refer you to the Egyptian government. She refused to say anything...
  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 5:25:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Ambassadors from five major European Union (EU) member states met with the Foreign Ministry's senior diplomat Alon Ushpiz in Jerusalem on Thursday, where they voiced opposition to the demolition of the homes of Arab terrorists. Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain were the five countries whose consul generals argued that such demolitions, which are meant as a deterrent for future terrorists and a punishment for heinous crimes, are "counterproductive." The ambassadors also denounced the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday in which four Jews and a Druze police officer were murdered by two Arab terrorists, reports Haaretz citing Israeli...
  • Psaki: Jerusalem Construction 'Exacerbates' Violence

    11/12/2014 3:40:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14
    The United States Wednesday sharply condemned Israeli plans to build 200 new Jewish homes in Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood, according to AFP, warning such moves would only "exacerbate" spiraling tensions in the city. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also denounced the alleged torching of a mosque blamed on suspected Jewish extremists calling it a "hateful and provocative" act and urging officials to investigate. "We are deeply concerned by this decision, particularly given the tense situation in Jerusalem, as well as the unequivocal and unanimous position of the United States and others in the international community opposing such construction in east Jerusalem,"...
  • State Department Condemns Stabbing Attacks

    11/10/2014 11:04:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Monday condemned the two stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and in Gush Etzion, while urging both Israelis and Palestinian Arabs to ease rising tensions. "We strongly condemn the stabbing today in the West Bank, and we deeply regret the loss of life," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, in a statement made before soldier Almog Shiloni, who was critically wounded in the Tel Aviv attack, died of his wounds. "Our condolences go out to the victim's family. It is absolutely critical that parties take every possible measure to protect civilians and de-escalate tensions," added Psaki. .....
  • US unequivocally opposed to E. Jerusalem construction (Jen Psaki says US is "deeply concerned")

    10/27/2014 3:12:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 27, 2014, 9:28 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Syoil
    WASHINGTON Israels continued building across the Green Line is incompatible with their stated desire to live in a peaceful society, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday, in response to reports that Israel would continue to advance building plans in controversial Jerusalem neighborhoods. Psaki said that while the US had yet to hear an official announcement that plans to build in East Jerusalem would go forward, the US is certainly deeply concerned by the reports. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the topic more broadly during a phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend, Psaki said,...
  • While Wearing Hamas Green, State Department Spokesman [ Jen Psaki ] Avoids Offending Hamas

    10/28/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 28, 2014
    As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
  • State Wont Say How Many U.S. Ebola Victims Acceptable Price for No-Quarantine Travel Policy

    10/12/2014 1:03:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki would not directly respond Thursday to a question from CNSNews.com asking her how many American Ebola victims would be an acceptable price for the American people to pay for the administrations policy of allowing people to travel to the United States from three Ebola-stricken countries in West Africawithout even putting them through a quarantine period.On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy for dealing with travelers entering this country from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, which are currently experiencing an Ebola...
  • The Obama administrations unprecedented outburst against Israel

    10/09/2014 7:36:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-9-14 | ISI LEIBLER
    The exceptionally vicious condemnation of Israel with regard to housing construction in the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem is not merely misguided, but also reflects irrational bias. Incidentally, this behavior also has many ominous parallels to the inhumane incarceration of Jonathan Pollard, despite pleas for the commutation of his sentence from all sectors of American society. The harsh outburst relates to a 2,600-unit housing project planned as an extension of an exclusively Jewish neighborhood adjacent to the suburb of Talpiot and Kibbutz Ramat Rahel, both within the Green Line. It incorporates primarily barren land on which Ethiopian and Russian immigrants had...
  • State Depts Jen Psaki on coalition successes in Iraq: Well get back to you on that

    10/07/2014 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    One of Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todds favorite lines is, though paraphrased here, that a scandal or event which has the most potential to seriously damage a political figure is one which plays into an already preconceived type. Chris Christies bridgegate scandal, in which he was accused of punishing the constituents of a political adversary over a trivial matter, played into the type of him as a bully. The Clintons were wounded when the press was barred from conducting unapproved interviews at a recent Clinton Global Initiative gathering, and were even escorted in and out of bathroom stalls in...
  • Megyn Kelly Challenges Jen Psaki Over Obamas 2011 Iraq Troop Withdrawal

    10/05/2014 4:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki had the difficulttask of defending President Obamas decision to pull troops out of Iraq in 2011 and Megyn Kelly didnt offer her any help. On Thursday, Kelly invited Psaki on The Kelly File to respond to former Defense Secretary Leon Panettas claim that the presidents decision to withdraw troops from Iraq was a prematurely poor action, especially considering Panetta and several generals had warned the president against such action. Panetta says as much in his new memoir. Here was Psakis response to these excerpts from Panettas book: But what happened in 2011 was that...
  • US Slams Abbas Over War Crimes Accusations Against Israel

    09/27/2014 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2014, 7:36 PM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of a genocidal crime in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, and drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington, AFP reports. Abbas vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions against Israel over what he called the 50-day war of genocide in Gaza that allegedly killed 2,140 Palestinian Arabsat least half of whom were projected to be terrorists, according to expert analysis. [] The US State Department reacted with a tersely-worded statement, calling the speech provocative and saying it would undermine peace efforts....
  • The Long Arm of Qatar

    07/28/2014 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Praxeologue · 5 replies
    misterchambers.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    Why Israel? Why now? Though few Americans paid any attention at the time, in November of last year, Secretary of State John Kerry announced to the world that this summer would be defined by violence against the Jewish state. Almost as he had been tipped off, the Secretary of State warned Israel to make a deal with the likes of Hamas and Fatah, Palestinian parties who do not acknowledge Israels right to exist, Kerry said, Does Israel want a third intifada? I believe that if we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis; if we do not...
  • US-Israel ties at new low after Netanyahu-Kerry phone 'disconnect'

    08/06/2014 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Makana · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 6,2014 | JPost.com staff
    ow badly have US-Israel relations deteriorated in recent weeks? If Israeli media reports are any indication, tensions boiled over to the point where a phone call between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ended due to "communications problems" earlier this week. Both men have not spoken since, according to the State Department. Kerry's spokesperson, Jen Psaki, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that the two men have not spoken since a brief phone call over the situation in Gaza ended because of "communications problems."
  • Netanyahu and Kerrys Phone Call Mysteriously Cut Off

    08/05/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/2014, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday, Channel 2 News reports. According to the report, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki admitted to reporters on Tuesday that the call was disconnected, though she said it was due to a communications issue. Psaki did, however, say that the two have not spoken since the phone call was cut off.
  • U.S. Blasts Israel for 'Disgraceful' Attack on UN School

    08/03/2014 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    inn ^ | 8/3/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel was once again criticized on Sunday for an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza, which the United States said was disgraceful. According to the AFP news agency, in one of the most strongly-worded statements yet from Washington since the conflict began nearly a month ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States was "appalled" by the attack on the school in Rafiah. At least 10 people were killed in the shelling, the third time in 10 days that a UN school has been hit in fighting. "The United States is appalled by today's disgraceful shelling...
  • State Dept Criticizes Israeli Strike on Power Plant: Deeply Troubled By Humanitarian Impact

    07/29/2014 5:59:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/19/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her department was deeply troubled by Israels strike on a Gaza power plant, continuing an ongoing trend of Kerrys State Department obliquely criticizing Israels actions. Were deeply troubled by the humanitarian impact of reduced electricity in Gaza, Psaki told reporters, particularly for emergency services, and urge all parties to respect the civilian nature of these facilities.
  • State Dept's Jen Psaki Cries Sexism: Russians "Targeted" Me Because Of My Outfits (video)

    06/13/2014 6:32:53 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 12, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says she has become a Twitter meme in Russian circles because she is a woman, claiming they "have a bit of a tendency to focus on the outfits Im wearing and the colors Im wearing." Psaki accused Russian outlets like Russia Today of sexism and spreading false rumors that she was fired from the State Department because she has not been at the podium lately. (Psaki's deputy Marie Harf conducted the State Department daily press briefing all last week.) Russia Today responded, saying the shots fired at Psaki on Twitter from Russians are for the...
  • State Dept. Condemns Honor Killings, But No Mention of Religion As a Factor

    05/30/2014 2:57:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 30, 2014 - 4:06 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department on Thursday condemned the stoning of death of a Pakistani woman and other violence against women in the name of tradition and honor, but made no reference to religion as a factor. [] Tragically, this was at least the third reported so-called honor killing in Pakistan this week, said department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, reacting to the killing of a pregnant 25-year-old, stoned to death outside a Lahore courthouse by members of her own family for marrying against their wishes. We remain very concerned about violence against women and girls that takes place around the world, including in...
  • Reporters Openly Mocked the U.S. State Departments Spokeswoman Today (w/Video)

    05/29/2014 5:03:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-29-2014 | Bryan Preston
    May 29, 2014 Reporters Openly Mocked the U.S. State Department’s Spokeswoman Today Bryan Preston Whatever US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki is trying to sell, she’ll have no buyers among the Washington press corps. Psaki tried arguing that President Obama “doesn’t give himself enough credit” for his foreign policy triumphs.Reporters asked a sensible question in response: What on earth are you talking about? When does this president not give himself enough credit?One reporter even asked Psaki how much credit she would give the president. Answer: A lot.As the conversation devolves into farce, this exchange happened. Q: I mean — I...
  • State Department Cites Daily Kos, Think Progress While Defending Kerry Apartheid Statement

    04/28/2014 2:41:26 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/14 | Aurelius
    In one of the clearest statements by the White House that they are completely engulfed in their own worldview, the State Department on Sunday cited both Daily Kos and Think Progress while defending Secretary of State John Kerry's offensive apartheid statement. This previous Friday, Mr. Kerry stated that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" if they did not give in to Palestinian demands during peach talks between the two groups. The State Department quickly went on defense to protect the asinine statements. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, tweeted out two articles in which other people had warned that...
  • Shrinking #Diplomacy and Inflating #Egos

    04/26/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-26-2014 | MOTUS
    Im afraid I cant ease your jitters over the Russia/Ukraine situation. Once youve turned your diplomatic channels over to social media, the situation is more or less out of your control. Reducing diplomacy to 160 characters may not be as effective as youd hoped. Theres fighting words, if Ive ever heard any. Butt heres something I can report on thats sure to put your weekend mind at ease: apparently there is no truth to the vicious rumor that NBC hired a shrink to find out why David Gregory is so unlikable and the ratings of Meet the Press have plummeted...
  • Russia sends troops, Obama administration sends a selfie

    03/28/2014 9:37:26 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/28/2014 | Carl Campanile
    Russian leader Vladmir Putin sent in troops and tanks to invade neighboring Ukraine and the Obama administration is coming to the rescue with . . . selfies! State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was mocked Thursday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding a sign that read #United­For­Ukraine @State­Dept­Spox.” Psaki, who has worked closely with President Obama since his 2008 campaign and is the chief communications adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is smiling and giving a thumbs-up in the photo. But the cheerleading for beleaguered Ukraine wasn’t trending or scaring off bully Putin, said critics in the blogosphere. “Presenting...
  • U.S.: Israels discrimination keeps it out of visa waiver deal

    03/26/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Ha'aertz ^ | Mar. 25, 2014
    Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is primary reason Israel ineligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists into the U.S. without visas. Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the United States without visas, the Obama administration said. The Department of Homeland Security and State remain concerned with the unequal treatment that Palestinian Americans and other Americans of Middle Eastern origin experience at Israels border and checkpoints, and reciprocity is the most basic condition of the Visa Waiver Program, Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said March 21 in...
  • '21st century book burning,' U.S. official blog slams Ankara

    03/22/2014 3:08:59 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    hurriyet daily news ^ | March/22/2014
    The official blog of U.S. Department of State has published a vitriolic post, slamming Turkey's blocking of Twitter as '21st century book burning.' "Every day, governments around the world devote precious resources to Internet censorship. It is 21st Century book-burning -- and it doesnt make anyone stronger. This brand of suppression affects all of us: In an era in which the Internet serves as the worlds community forum, censorship anywhere is a threat to freedom of speech everywhere," Douglas Frantz, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, has written on the the State Department's official blog, Dipnote, March 21. "Sometimes even our...
  • State Department: Kerry Frustrated by Claims Hes Anti-Israel

    02/03/2014 9:04:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    INN ^ | 2/4/2014, 3:46 AM | Elad Benari
    The State Department on Monday once again went out of its way to state that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is staunchly opposed to boycotts against Israel. We are absolutely opposed, we have been opposed to any attempts at boycottsboycotting Israel, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news briefing, a day after taking to Twitter to stress that Kerry did not mean to threaten Israel when he said at the Munich Security Conference that the Jewish state will face boycotts if peace talks fail. [] She also said that Kerry has had a 100 percent...