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  • Global Missionary: John Kerry’s Faltering Effort to Redefine US Foreign Policy

    08/07/2014 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 05, 2014 – 11:56 AM | Holger Stark
    John Kerry has spent months rushing from one conflict to the next, but has little show for it. His failures are symptomatic of an America that lacks a foreign policy identity—and of a country that seems uncomfortable with its role as a superpower. […] The helplessness of the world’s most important foreign minister shows just how little influence the US still has in the Middle East. And with each failure, Washington’s influence in the rest of the world erodes as well. A civil war is raging in eastern Ukraine, an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program is still a...
  • US and Egypt find themselves at odds once again

    07/27/2014 6:32:59 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 7 replies
    Jpost ^ | 7/28/14 | Zvi Mazel
    Kerry has messed up the relationship with Egypt, just like he has with Israel. Egypt and Israel are against Hamas and radical Muslim Brotherhood. Obama gives money to the Hamas, and talks with Egypts enemies Turkey and Qatar. Egypt is closer to Israel than America in fighting Hamas.
  • John Kerry Plays Guitar in China; Experts Critique His Chops — Video

    07/13/2014 5:11:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Guitar World ^ | July 11, 2014 | Damian Fanelli
    Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry showcased his guitar-playing skills when he hosted a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing, China. In the Wall Street Journal news item about the performance, which was posted last night, reporter Sarah Larimer reached out to two guitar "experts," asking them to comment on Kerry's skills.
  • US Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint in Response'

    07/07/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The United States on Monday night condemned the rocket fire by Hamas against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night in the wake of the heavy rocket fire on Israel. Kerry asked Netanyahu to “act with restraint” in his response to Hamas' pounding of southern Israel. With that, State Department spokesperson Jean Psaki said that the US supported Israel's right to defend itself. “We condemn the firing of missiles at Israel and support Israel's right to defend itself.” Kerry, she said, had spoken to Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and asked...
  • Hamas Reveals: Abbas Told Us He is ‘Tricking the Americans’

    06/08/2014 10:29:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 6/9/2014, 7:49 AM | Ari Yashar
    A former Hamas government spokesman revealed on Sunday that Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has said in private meetings he is lying in public statements to “trick the Americans.” The spokesman, Ihab al-Ghussein, wrote on Facebook that “behind closed doors,” Abbas had said “when I go out and say that the government is my government and it recognizes ‘Israel’ and so on, fine—these words are meant to trick the Americans.” Palestinian Media Watch translated and exposed the Facebook post. “Guys, let me (continue) saying what I say to the media. Those words are meant for the Americans and the...
  • Kerry: 'Baloney' to Think Released Taliban Will Kill More Americans

    06/08/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 108 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/8/2014 | Unknown
    Secretary of State John Kerry says it's "a lot of baloney" to suggest the five Taliban prisoners released in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will return to battle and kill Americans. Still, he tells CNN, if they try they'll likely be killed themselves.
  • ‘Wow!’ And so it begins: White House smears vets, claims ‘swift boating’ of Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 8:03:22 AM PDT · by reegs · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 4, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Unreal. Putting the lives of our brave troops at risk by releasing five Taliban leaders wasn’t enough, apparently. Now the White House has to smear those who put their lives on the line for this country.
  • US Promises PLO Unity Elections in ‘East Jerusalem’

    06/03/2014 4:43:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 3:47 PM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    According to new reports, the American administration has promised the new Fatah-Hamas unity government, which was sworn in this Monday, that it will convince Israel to allow that new government’s elections to be held in the eastern part of Jerusalem. “A source that knows things,” apparently from within the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Hamas, was quoted in the Jordanian paper Al-Arab Al-Youm, reporting the American promise to work for parliamentary and presidential elections for the new unity government to be held in the Israeli capital. […] Despite the American claims of non-affiliation with Hamas, three of the ministers in the...
  • U.S.: There Are No Hamas Members in Unity Government

    06/03/2014 2:20:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 11:13 PM | Elad Benari
    The United States on Tuesday rejected Israel’s expressions of disappointment over its statements that Washington was planning to cooperate with the new Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, in fact, that the new government does not include any members of the Hamas terrorist group. “It is not a government backed by Hamas. There are no members of Hamas in the government,” Harf told reporters. She added that the new unity government is a transitional one that is made up of individuals who are not politically associated with any party. “Hamas is a designated terror...
  • Kerry tells Snowden to 'man up' and come home

    05/28/2014 7:28:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/28/14 | ap
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to "man up and come back to the United States." Kerry was asked about Snowden in a nationally broadcast interview in the wake of an interview in which Snowden said he never intended to be holed up in Russia but was forced to go there because Washington decided to "revoke my passport." Asked about this, Kerry replied on NBC's "Today" show: "Well, for a supposedly smart guy, that's a pretty dumb answer, after all."
  • Former South African President: Israel Not an Apartheid State

    05/28/2014 9:08:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2014, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari
    F.W. de Klerk, who served as the last President of apartheid-era South Africa, said on Wednesday that it was unfair to say that Israel is an apartheid state. De Klerk, who is visiting Israel where he received an honorary doctorate from Haifa University, gave an interview to Channel 2 News, in which he was asked about comments recently attributed to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, that Israel would become “an apartheid state” if talks failed. “There are many definitions of apartheid. I do not know what Mr. Kerry meant, but one should be careful about making comparisons,” said de...
  • Kerry Slams Boko Haram Jihadists For Not Offering...A Health Care Plan

    05/07/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 05, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the more than 200 schoolgirls that were abducted two weeks ago and vowed to “sell them in the market.” After pressure from the international community for the Nigerian government to act, the country’s president has reached out to the U.S., among other countries, for help finding and ensuring the release of the girls. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a trip to Africa that the U.S. will do all it can to help, and also took the opportunity to slam the jihadists for…not offering...
  • Kerry on Religion: 'Not the Way I Think Most People Want to Live'

    05/05/2014 11:36:36 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/5/2014 | JERYL BIER
    During a talk to the U.S. embassy staff in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the first stop on his trip to Africa, Secretary of State John Kerry remarked about what he called the "different cross-currents of modernity" and the challenges they present on the African continent. The comments contain a veiled reference to religion, and the part that religion might be playing in some of the current conflicts in Africa: This is a time here in Africa where there are a number of different cross-currents of modernity that are coming together to make things even more challenging. Some people believe that...
  • Kerry: Hamas-Fatah Pact Was Unexpected

    05/02/2014 12:38:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 5/2/2014, 3:14 AM | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admitted on Thursday that the unity deal between Fatah and Hamas had been unexpected. Speaking in Ethiopia, where he said it was time for the United States to take a “pause” in Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace talks, Kerry said that the deal announced last week took the U.S. by surprise, according to The Associated Press (AP). That deal, he noted, “came as a complete and total unannounced event, without any heads-up, so to speak, at the moment of important negotiations.” …
  • Kerry Says NATO Territory Inviolable

    04/29/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 29, 2014
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday that NATO territory was inviolable and the alliance would defend every inch of it. “Today Russia seeks to change the security landscape of Eastern and Central Europe,” Kerry said in a speech in Washington. “We have to make it absolutely clear to the Kremlin that NATO territory is inviolable we will defend every single inch of it,” said Kerry.
  • Kerry backs off Israel ‘apartheid’ remark (not really)

    04/29/2014 12:34:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2014 3:25 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he chose the wrong word in describing Israel’s potential future after coming under withering criticism for saying the Jewish state could become an “apartheid state” if it doesn't reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. In a statement released by the State Department Monday, Kerry lashed out against “partisan political” attacks against him, but acknowledged his comments last week to a closed international forum could have been misinterpreted. While he pointedly did not apologize for the remarks, he stressed he was, and is, a strong supporter of Israel, which he called a “vibrant democracy.”...
  • John Kerry Just Gave Russia A Final Warning

    04/24/2014 4:01:20 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 56 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 4 24 14 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry provided Russia with a stern warning Thursday evening — start complying with the de-escalation agreement brokered last week in Geneva, or face the wrath of new U.S. sanctions. Kerry delivered a terse statement from the State Department's briefing room late Thursday, during which he blasted Russia for not taking a "single step in the right direction" toward de-escalation. He criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for what he called outlandish claims that the Internet is a "CIA plot."
  • John Kerry’s Easter Message: I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of State in 33 Years’

    04/21/2014 3:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 20, 2014 - 10:14 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. […] Kerry supports legalized abortion. In January 2004, when he was running for president then-Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis said that Kerry should not go to communion. …
  • Ukraine’s ‘Jew Register’ Either a Hoax or a Crude Extortion Scheme [John F. Kerry Hoaxed]

    04/17/2014 3:09:42 PM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 38 replies
    Time ^ | 04/17/2014 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    A few anti-Semitic fliers in eastern Ukraine made global news after the U.S. Secretary of State spoke out against them. But on the evidence on display in Donetsk, the Jews of eastern Ukraine are in little danger
  • How the U.S. Put Latin America Up for Grabs

    04/05/2014 1:52:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | Cliff May
    TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA – I’m not about to pretend that spending a few days in this rather funky little surfing village on the Pacific has given me great insights into Latin America’s current political, economic and social reality. On the other hand, if one keeps an open mind -- and a not excessively open mouth -- one generally learns something. Based on the evidence I’ve been able to gather, Costa Ricans – or Ticans as they refer to themselves – deserve the reputation they enjoy as friendly, good-natured and peaceable. The national slogan here is pura vida, literally "pure life,"...
  • Obama’s pathetic response to Putin’s invasion of Crimea

    03/20/2014 11:06:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | By Charles Krauthammer
    Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that “we went to a knife fight with a baguette.” That was three months ago. Life overtakes parody. During the Ukrainian prime minister’s visit to Washington last week, his government urgently requested military assistance. The Pentagon refused. It offered instead military ration kits. Putin mobilizes thousands of troops, artillery and attack helicopters on Ukraine’s borders and Washington counters with baguettes, American-style. One thing we can say for sure in these...
  • John Kerry likens Crimea 'fervor' to WWII build-up

    03/18/2014 10:18:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    NDTV ^ | 4-19-14 | AFP
    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday against any military incursion into eastern Ukraine and likened the "nationalistic fervor" fueled by the Crimea crisis to the build-up before World War II. Any moves by Russia to march into eastern Ukraine "would be as egregious as any step that I can think of that would be taken by a country in today's world, particularly by a country like Russia, where so much is at stake," Kerry said. (SNIP) Kerry said comments from Putin about what was happening in Crimea "just didn't jive with reality or with what's happening...
  • Kerry: I’m approaching the Keystone XL pipeline with a totally blank slate

    03/13/2014 6:23:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | March 13 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    During a hearing on the State Department’s 2015 budget, Ms. Landrieu, a Democrat who has been a strong pipeline proponent and faces a tough re-election fight this year, pressed Mr. Kerry to approve the project, which would carry crude from Canada’s oil sands and from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale Formation to Gulf Coast refineries. Ms. Landrieu, the new chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, said, “Canada is our closest, strongest trading partner,” and “a majority of American people” support Keystone. “It is hard for me to understand why there are still questions about whether building this pipeline is in our...
  • Peace deal reached before haredi protest (Kerry vs. Israel)

    03/02/2014 5:00:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 10:31 AM | Benji Lovitt
    In an unexpected turn of events just hours before the massive haredi demonstration to protest the “draft bill”, a peace deal with the Palestinians was reached when Israeli negotiators offered the neighborhoods of Mea Shearim, Sanhedria and Geula as the future Palestinian capital. In a formal statement from the American State Department, Secretary John Kerry said, “Everyone said a deal couldn’t be reached but I knew they were wrong. In fact, the Israelis couldn’t make this concession quickly enough. It was almost as if they were asking the other side to take the land.” …
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • Merkel backs Kerry’s US Middle East peace bid

    02/23/2014 7:15:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Feb 2014 09:06 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fully support efforts by US Secretary of State John Kerry to relaunch the Middle East peace process during her upcoming visit to Israel. “We need, as soon as possible, a stable two-country solution, with a Jewish state of Israel and at the same time a state for the Palestinians,” Merkel said in her weekly podcast. …
  • After 50 years, ADL head Abe Foxman to retire next year

    02/12/2014 10:10:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.11.14, 01:08
    Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League and its public face for decades, has announced that he is to step down in July 2015. The date coincides with his fiftieth anniversary with the influential American Jewish organization. […] Foxman has been a vocal supporter of equal rights, with the ADL frequently issuing statements condemning any form of racism or discrimination. […] Earlier this month, Foxman also took on an Israeli politician who accused Secretary of State John Kerry of being anti-Semitic. …
  • Obama Lauds Kerry's Peace Efforts Amid Israeli Criticism

    02/06/2014 5:39:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed his appreciation towards his Secretary of State’s peace efforts in the Middle East. Speaking at an interfaith breakfast in Washington, D.C., Obama said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank Secretary Kerry for his extraordinary passion and principled diplomacy that he’s brought to the cause of peace in the Middle East. Thank you, John.” “As we support Israelis and Palestinians as they engage in direct talks, we’ve made clear that lasting peace will require freedom of worship and access to holy sites for all faiths,” he added. The expression of support for...
  • ‘John Kerry is Living in a World of His Own’ (claims no Israelis killed by terrorism last year)

    02/06/2014 1:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/6/2014, 11:05 AM | Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has triggered an uproar in Israel yet again with remarks to the foreign press, this time for a claim that no Israelis were murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 2013. […] In fact, several Israelis were murdered in terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2013. The widow of one of them—31-year-old Evyatar Borovsky—expressed hurt at Kerry’s remarks. […] “The Americans are supposed to be our best friends, but are actually working against us and putting our backs to the wall,” she accused. Kerry is “living on a planet of his own,” she said....
  • Kerry on Israeli Critics: I’ve Been Threatened by Real Bullets

    02/05/2014 6:07:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 2/6/2014, 2:14 AM | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that he was unfazed by criticism in Israel over his peace efforts, saying that he was “threatened by real bullets” so words do not intimidate him. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Kerry was asked to respond to the Israeli ministers who criticized him earlier in the week after he threatened Israel with boycotts if peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) fail. […] Referring to his service in Vietnam, he added, “And, you know, words—I have to tell you, my friend, I’ve been, attacked before by people using real bullets,...
  • Kerry: “Energy Policy” Will Solve Climate Change and Create “The Mother of All Markets”

    02/03/2014 8:40:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2014 - 10:45 AM | Susan Jones
    Just as computer technology greatly expanded Americans’ wealth in the 1990s, the clean energy market could do the same thing in the years ahead, Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday. He touted climate change as a societal challenge and an economic opportunity. […] “The energy market that we are staring at—that is the solution to the climate change,” Kerry continued. “Energy policy is the solution to climate change. That market, my friends, is a $6-trillion market today with 4 to 5 billion users today, and it will grow to some 9 billion...
  • Minister Says Kerry is a ‘Biased Intermediary’ (Israel’s communication minister)

    02/03/2014 5:41:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/3/2014, 12:32 PM | Ari Yashar
    Communications Minister Gilad Erdan harshly criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday, accusing Kerry of not being a fair intermediary in the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). […] “Currently, threats are still heard against citizens of Israel and they try to terrorize us. When we hear John Kerry and the American State Department, we think they are wrong in their analysis of what’s happening in the Middle East,” emphasized Erdan. “It would be expected from someone who’s supposed to be a fair and objective intermediary to also tell the Palestinian side about the price they will...
  • John Kerry Threatens Israel With Boycotts if Talks Fail

    02/01/2014 11:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2014, 6:51 PM | Ari Yashar
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday threatened Israel that a failure in the peace talks would lead to global boycotts and delegitimization of the Jewish state. The warning comes as no surprise to those familiar with reports earlier in the month, which revealed that Kerry is orchestrating the European boycotts against Israel. Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon responded to Kerry’s threats of boycotts, saying “we respect Secretary of State Kerry, but will not hold talks with a gun to our head. Friends don’t put ultimatums on the security of the state of Israel.” …
  • Netanyahu: I Will Not Evict Israelis from the Jordan Valley

    01/24/2014 5:31:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 8:58 PM | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made it clear on Friday that he will not evict any Israeli communities in the Jordan Valley as part of a future agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA). “I have said it before and I repeat it today: I’m not going to evict a single community, I am not going to uproot any Israeli from his home,” Netanyahu said at a press conference following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. […] The issue of the Jordan Valley has become a point of contention...
  • Kerry: Military Option Still On if Iran Doesn’t Keep Agreement

    01/23/2014 10:43:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 12:12 AM | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended on Thursday the nuclear deal that was reached between Iran and six world powers, but said that the military option was still on the table if Iran fails to live up to its part of the agreement. “I am absolutely certain without a reasonable doubt that Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, all countries in the region are safer today from the threat of the Iranian nuclear weapon than they were before the agreement that we made,” Kerry told Al Arabiya in an exclusive interview from Geneva. If Iran does not execute the commitments it...
  • ‘Messianic’ Kerry Calls for ‘Reconciliation Among Peoples’ at the Vatican

    01/14/2014 11:52:48 AM PST · by AU72 · 23 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | January 14, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    As the State Department was lashing out at Israel’s defense minister for saying the secretary of State has a “messianic” complex, John Kerry was at the Vatican calling for the need to forge “reconciliation among peoples, to bring religions together, to bring people together, and to make peace.” “Secretary of State John Kerry – who has come to us determined and is acting out of an incomprehensible obsession and a messianic feeling – cannot teach me a single thing about the conflict with the Palestinians,” newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth quoted Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon as saying behind closed doors. “The only...
  • Sec. Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

    01/13/2014 2:49:33 PM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Secretary Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Deep Concern with Nigeria’s Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 13, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians. Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution. People everywhere deserve...
  • Officials: Kerry Way Out of His League in Talks

    01/08/2014 10:07:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    inn ^ | 1/8/14 | David Lev
    After weeks of diplomatic activity, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected in the coming days to present what is expected to be at least a temporary agreement or framework for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but senior Israeli officials are already dismissing the plan as “unsophisticated” and “unusable.” The officials, quoted in Yisrael Hayom, said that Kerry had been rushing hither and fro in and attempt to hammer out details of what is expected to be the framework of what he would like to see implemented in order to pave the way for a final-status agreement....
  • Report: Kerry is Behind European Boycotts

    01/07/2014 10:18:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 1/7/2014, 6:54 PM | Ari Yashar
    Governmental sources report that US Secretary of State John Kerry is behind the European boycott threats on Israeli products and companies operating in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The EU published its guidelines last July, boycotting Israeli companies operating over the 1949 Armistice lines. At the moment, Kerry is making sure the threats stay in check, but as soon as the peace talks fail he intends to open the floodgates and spur on full-blown international boycotts on Israel, reports Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio). …
  • Kerry Mocked in New Nationalist Campaign (Israel)

    01/05/2014 8:21:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/6/2014, 5:46 AM | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is being mocked in a new video, part of a campaign by nationalists warning against Kerry’s plans to impose an agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Israel. The campaign is being co-sponsored by the Yisrael Sheli (My Israel) movement, along with the Yesha Council and the Binyamin Regional Council. The video which was produced as part of the campaign mocks Kerry for his “creative” but useless solutions to Israel’s security problems. Kerry is presented as running a company called “John Kerry Solutions Ltd.”, the motto of which is, “We don’t have good solutions,...
  • Raytheon benefits from surge in US arms exports

    01/05/2014 9:02:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 22, 2013 | Bryan Bender
    … Since 2009, when President Obama took office, the United States has led a surge in global arms deals, accounting for nearly a third of the roughly $30 billion in weapons transfers completed last year, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. […] Top administration officials credit a coordinated effort by the White House and active participation by Secretary of State John F. Kerry with helping American companies ink more weapons contracts. Officials also are lowering regulatory barriers to companies looking to export arms. […] One of the biggest beneficiaries has been Waltham-based Raytheon Co., the largest employer in...
  • America: After a bumpy 2013, a wary world watches

    12/30/2013 11:31:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2013 1:30 PM EST | Kristen Gelineau
    To many around the world, it made little sense: The world’s most powerful government, so mired in dysfunction that it couldn’t operate. The world’s defender of individual freedoms, accused of spying on its citizens and friends. The world’s military giant planning, then balking at, an armed response to the suspected use of deadly chemical weapons. Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright once dubbed the United States “the indispensable nation.” But as the world watched America shamble through its string of crises in 2013, the notion of the U.S. as an unflappable leader began to seem ever more quaint. Instead,...
  • Palestinian Authority Report Predicts: 3rd Intifada in 2014

    12/29/2013 6:47:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/2013, 11:59 AM | Maayana Miskin
    A report compiled by security sources in the Palestinian Authority indicates a high chance for an “intifada” terror war in 2014. The PA report was published by Kol Yisrael (Voice of Israel) radio. […] United States Secretary of State John Kerry has used threats of a “third Intifada” to pressure Israeli leaders to accept America’s proposals regarding an Israel-PA diplomatic deal. …
  • U.S. Didn’t Abandon Robert Levinson, Secretary of State Kerry Says

    12/14/2013 12:43:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2013 1:03pm | Benjamin Bell
    Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking exclusively to ABC’s Martha Raddatz for “This Week,” insisted that the United States had not abandoned former FBI agent Robert Levinson—the 65-year-old American who went missing in Iran seven years ago—and said he was personally involved in the effort to locate him. This week, Levinson’s family said he was working for a rogue CIA operation when he disappeared and accused the government of betraying him. Kerry rejected this narrative in his interview with Raddatz. …
  • Kerry returns to Vietnam, now as top US diplomat

    12/14/2013 9:09:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2013 9:05 AM EST | Matthew Lee
    John Kerry first set foot in Vietnam 44 years ago, a young U.S. Navy officer fighting in a war that would come to profoundly influence his political career and foreign policy thinking. He returned again Saturday, this time as America’s top diplomat, offering security assurances and working to promote democratic and economic reforms in the communist country. In his 14th trip to the Southeast Asian nation since the war’s end, the U.S. secretary of state was trying to bolster the remarkable rapprochement that he had encouraged and helped to engineer as a senator in the 1990s. …
  • Poll: 87.5% of Israelis Don't Believe in Current Peace Talks

    12/06/2013 1:03:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/13 | Elad Benari
    An overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews believe that the current negotiations with the Palestinian Authority will not lead to a peace agreement, a new poll by the Israel Hayom daily newspaper has found. The poll, conducted by New Wave Research and released Friday, found that 87.5% of Israeli Jews do not believe that the talks will result in a peace agreement. 6% of Israeli Jews said they think the peace talks will lead to a deal, while 6.5% said they were not sure. The poll was released hours before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on his latest visit to...
  • Kerry says two century US LatAm policy over (declares Monroe Doctrine dead)

    11/18/2013 4:58:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    AFP (Google) ^ | 11/18/2013
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday declared that a nearly 200-year-old policy which had governed Washington's relations with Latin America was finally dead. Known as the Monroe Doctrine after it was adopted in 1823 by former US president James Monroe, the policy had stated that any efforts by European countries to colonize land in North or South America would be views as aggressive acts and could require US intervention. “The doctrine that bears (Monroe’s) name asserted our authority to step in and oppose the influence of European powers in Latin America,” Kerry told an audience at the Organization...
  • Kerry cancels stop in Philippines because of storm

    10/10/2013 12:21:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 10, 2013 3:17 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that he has canceled a scheduled trip to the Philippines due to the threat posed by tropical storm Nari. Forecasters say the storm could strike the northern Philippines as a typhoon as early as Friday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. …
  • US signs treaty to regulate global arms trading

    09/25/2013 9:05:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2013 11:40 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The United States, the world’s largest arms dealer, has joined more than 90 other nations in signing a treaty that regulates global arms trading, but there is strong resistance in the Senate, which must ratify it. Secretary of State John Kerry, who signed the Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday, said it was a “significant step” in keeping the world safe and preventing terrorists and others from obtaining conventional weapons. … Addressing U.S. critics of the treaty, the former senator said fears that it would undermine Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms are not grounded in reality. For one,...
  • US flatters ‘oldest ally’ France after shock UK vote on Syria

    08/31/2013 8:06:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    AFP via France 24 ^ | 31/08/2013 | Sam Ball
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday welcomed French support for possible military action against the Syrian regime, describing the country as America’s “oldest ally”. After the US’ traditional ally Great Britain ruled itself out of any military strikes against the Assad regime in a parliamentary vote Thursday, Washington has looked in danger of becoming internationally isolated in its efforts to push for a military intervention. However, French President François Hollande reaffirmed his country’s support for military action on Friday, telling French daily Le Monde that he supported taking “firm” punitive action in response to the Assad regime’s alleged...