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  • Separatists put Ukrainian captives on show in Donetsk

    08/24/2014 7:09:59 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 8 replies
    <p>DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatist rebels force-marched dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war along a main street of the rebel-held Ukrainian town of Donetsk on Sunday.</p> <p>People shouted "fascists" at the group, who walked with heads bowed. They were largely unshaven and dishevelled and dressed either in combat fatigues or civilian clothes.</p>
  • NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis

    08/22/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Channel News Asis ^ | Aug 22, 2014
    World NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis' BRUSSELS: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sharply criticised the Russian decision to advance a "so-called" aid convoy into Ukraine on Friday (Aug 22) as a "blatant breach" of international commitments that "only deepens the crisis". "This is a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments... and a further violation of Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia," Rasmussen said in a statement. "It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel," he said. Rasmussen poured doubt on Moscow's claim that the convoy, which had been...
  • North Korea Insults John Kerry Over His Looks

    08/20/2014 6:26:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw." North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul this year, calling President Barack Obama a monkey and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute.
  • Kerry Makes Case for Global Warming as Mankind's Greatest Threat

    08/15/2014 8:11:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 38 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry continues to baffle observers by insisting that "global warming is, by far, the greatest threat mankind faces in the 21st century." "The reason should be obvious from the term 'global' warming," Kerry said. "This means that it affects everyone. This has to put it ahead of dangers that afflict necessarily narrower categories of victims. The beheading of innocent children by ISIS in Iraq, for example, only affects thousands of people." "The threat to wipe Israel off the map and exterminate the Jews, at worst, would entail the deaths of only a few million," Kerry...
  • A World In Chaos, And Kerry's Talking Climate Change

    08/14/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Diplomacy: Great leadership isn't necessarily about intelligence, expertise or background. It's more about wisdom and judgment. Based on this, Americans should be very concerned about Secretary of State John Kerry. As the world melts into chaos and threats to the U.S. homeland multiply, America's top foreign policy official seems bizarrely, even dangerously, fixated on ... global warming. In remarks at the East-West Center in Honolulu on Wednesday, Kerry repeated his claim that climate change is "the biggest challenge ... we face right now." To which we respond: Can he be serious? In recent days, we've seen the establishment of a...
  • US tries to cool tensions at ASEAN security summit

    08/10/2014 3:52:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Rappler / Agence France-Presse ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kelly Macnamara
    (UPDATED) US Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for an agreement to end all acts that risk further inflaming relations between Beijing and its Southeast Asian neighbors.US Secretary of State John Kerry and some of his fellow foreign ministers - dressed in traditional shirts - pose for an "ASEAN-style" handshake before a dinner with members of the Southeast Asian regional group in Naypyitaw, Burma, on August 9, 2014.The United States sought to ease maritime tensions as Asian and global powers gathered for security talks Sunday, August 10, but said that it did not want to "confront" China over its...
  • Satire: Kerry heads to Iraq to start the peace process

    08/09/2014 11:41:57 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 9. 2014 | Dan Miller
    Basking in the glow of his anticipated success in arranging peace among Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and others, Secretary Kerry now plans to work his magic in Iraq.According to this racist rant by former Ambassador Bolton, the Obama Nation has no strategy: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmxI1b8S1ZQ] Video linkThere is a clear strategy: send Secretary Kerry to bring peace and prosperity to Iraq. That is the only strategy that can bring a lasting peace. Here's part of another racist rant from Half Baked Breitbart: [W]ith Obama’s latest decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), the Obama Doctrine has now come into...
  • Spanish civil war nostalgics join fight alongside Ukrainian rebels

    08/09/2014 6:35:25 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 20 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Kazbek Basayev
    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Angel Davilla-Rivas, a Spaniard who came to east Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels, proudly shows off two big monochrome portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, tattooed on the right and left side of his torso. Davilla-Rivas and his comrade Rafa Munez, both in their mid-twenties, traveled by train from Madrid to eastern Ukraine where they joined the Vostok battalion, the most prominent and heavily armed unit fighting Ukrainian troops. "I am the only son, and it hurts my mother and father and my family a lot that I am putting myself at...
  • Bye-bye American Pie! It’s been a Sweet Ride.

    08/07/2014 8:06:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-7-2014 | MOTUS
    Perhaps this explains that “you’re dead to me” look in Big Guy’s eyes while toasting his guests at Tuesday’s State dinner: To the dictators! Long may we not “just be standing around.” Or if that’s not it, maybe it’s because of this: A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that despite the steady pace of hiring in recent months, 76% of adults lack confidence that their children's generation will have a better life than they do—an all-time high. Some 71% of adults think the country is on the wrong track, a leap of 8 points from a June survey,...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: John Kerry's Pink Girly Bike

    08/06/2014 8:40:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-6-14 | DFU
    KERRY'S PINK GIRLY BIKE - graphics and limerick
  • Here’s John Kerry Riding a Pink Bicycle During the Gaza Crisis

    08/06/2014 5:33:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    THe Blaze ^ | Aug. 5, 2014
    It’s the sort of picture you have to see to believe. image Image via Owen Perkins / Instagram Yes, that appears to be Secretary of State John Kerry riding a pink bicycle. The photo was snapped Sunday in Nantucket by visitor Owen Perkins, National Review reported. While Kerry was allegedly astride the pastel-hued bike (Perkins said Kerry “wasn’t too stoked” to be photographed), major developments were underway in the Gaza Strip, where Israel had pulled back ground forces but continued airstrikes. It’s not the first time Kerry has snuck in some relaxation amid Middle East turmoil. Last August, TheBlaze captured...
  • Kerry riding little girl bike? Is this for real?

    08/04/2014 5:21:59 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 75 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8-4-2014 | Ace of Spades HQ
    According to the article, a visitor to Nantucket took a picture of John Kerry riding a little pink girl's bike. If this turns out to be real and not photoshopped, could we ask for a more humiliating and pathetic Secretary of State?
  • Wiretapped: Israel Eavesdropped on John Kerry in Mideast Talks

    08/04/2014 4:43:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 8-4-2014 | Der Spiegel Online
    SPIEGEL has learned from reliable sources that Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during Middle East peace negotiations. In addition to the Israelis, at least one other intelligence service also listened in as Kerry mediated last year between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states, several intelligence service sources told SPIEGEL. Revelations of the eavesdropping could further damage already tense relations between the US government and Israel.
  • Clarice Feldman: Three Ninnies and a Jackass: This Week in Gaza

    08/03/2014 11:57:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    This week we learned that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the elected choice of the wealthy denizens of San Francisco, believes that Hamas is a humanitarian organization. Qatar, Hamas’ principle supporter, told her so. From former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton we learned that the reason Hamas’ weapons are found stored in civilian sites -- schools, mosques, hospitals, and UNWRA buildings -- is because the area is so small there’s nowhere else to hide them. And from the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, the viciously anti-Israeli Navi Pillay, we learned that the Israel may have committed war...
  • 'Hamas wants Israel completely destroyed'[Ayaan Hirsi Ali]

    08/02/2014 5:45:33 PM PDT · by cll · 18 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 8/01/2014 | Yael Lerner
    Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali is very worried these days. According to her, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just a symbol - a small-scale model of the bigger war between the West and radical Islam. She predicts that this bigger war will become very tangible in the coming years. Ali, a Somalian refugee, was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was only 5 years old. She later became a political activist, a feminist and a writer, and was elected to parliament in the Netherlands. She co-created the provocative film "Submission" with Dutch director Theo van Gogh, who was assassinated as...
  • US Promises Intelligence Aid to Locate Abducted Soldier

    08/02/2014 3:37:12 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-2-14 | Hezki Ezra, Tova Dvorin
    Member of the Security Cabinet and Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) spoke with US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday night, to thank the US Congress for working to approve $225 million in additional aid for the Iron Dome missile defense system. The Finance Minister stressed that Israel attaches "great importance" to maintaining and deepening strategic relations with the United States and strengthening the warm friendship developed between the two countries. The two spoke at length about the security and political developments following the abduction of Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin as well. Kerry reportedly assured Lapid that the US...
  • THE EVIL MIND OF JOHN KERRY: From Hanoi to Hamas, He Wears Blinders

    08/01/2014 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    THE EVIL MIND OF JOHN KERRY From Hanoi to Hamas, He Wears Blinders. By Jeffrey Lord – 8.1.14 John Kerry sees no evil. The Israeli media is catching on. Last night, the news arrived that Secretary of State Kerry and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon had issued a joint statement announcing a 72-hour truce between Israel and Hamas. Reported the Washington Post: GAZA CITY — Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, diplomats from the United States and the United Nations announced Thursday, potentially paving the way for an end to the...
  • Obama's Gaza Game

    07/31/2014 8:07:44 PM PDT · by arthurus · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    During the Cold War, Israel was a pawn in a larger struggle between the US and the USSR. Now it is back to being a counter in a larger game. Israel’s function within the great halls of diplomacy was always as a lever on the Arab states. It was not an end, but a means of moving them one way or another. When the Arab states drifted into the Soviet orbit, the “Special Relationship” was born. The relationship accomplished its goal once Egypt was pried out of the Soviet orbit. It has lingered on because of the emotional and cultural...
  • Questions for the Left on Gaza...

    07/31/2014 8:04:59 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/31/2014 | Mononymous1
    It’d seem that the geniuses of the American left; see, for example, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, President Obama and the entire US State Department, need to ask themselves a few questions regarding what’s going on in Gaza. How is a territory, supposedly under a blockade, able to arm itself with seemingly endless quantities of rockets? Who are the suppliers? Rather than offering a congestion explanation for locating these rockets in schools, why does the “smartest woman in the world” not ask herself this question first? Who, except that imbecile Nancy Pelosi, believes that a “humanitarian” organization (Hamas) stockpiles...
  • Confronting Evil in Gaza -- If Not Now When?

    07/31/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 3 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 31, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Asked by a convert to distill the Torah’s essence, Rabbi Hillel — Judaism’s great sage — taught, “What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor.” Like the Golden Rule that roots most ethical traditions, Hillel’s first-century precept was aimed at inspiring a better society, one that brought order, dignity and peace to an otherwise cruel and warring world. That too much of the world still inhabits a darker moral universe — refusing to Think Again about its preference for violence, hate and death — is perhaps humanity’s greatest challenge. As Nazi-era refugee Albert Einstein understood, defending our...
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject of...
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/static/Resizer.ashx/news/468/282/499773.jpg Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject...
  • Our world: Israel, Hamas and Obama’s foreign policy

    07/30/2014 11:49:27 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    JPost ^ | 7/30/2014 | Caroline Glick
    When US President Barack Obama phoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night, in the middle of a security cabinet meeting, he ended any remaining doubt regarding his policy toward Israel and Hamas. Obama called Netanyahu while the premier was conferring with his senior ministers about how to proceed in Gaza. Some ministers counseled that Israel should continue to limit our forces to specific pinpoint operations aimed at destroying the tunnels of death that Hamas has dug throughout Gaza and into Israeli territory. Others argued that the only way to truly destroy the tunnels, and keep them destroyed, is for...
  • White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

    07/30/2014 10:03:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 57 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/30/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The following is an English translation of the Hebrew account of the talk given in the report: B. Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes. B. Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire? BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence. BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel. BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction...
  • Kerry, Hillary Both Get Caught Helping Hamas

    07/29/2014 5:56:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Mideast: Secretary of State Kerry practically acts as proxy for the Hamas terrorist group, and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, excuses Hamas' use of human shields. As President Obama likes to say, "That's not who we are." 'Our starting point must always be a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel," Obama wrote in a much-celebrated 2007 Foreign Affairs magazine article. "That commitment is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region — a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of al-Qaida, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah." Seven years later, Iran is...
  • Seriously, What Is John Kerry Doing?

    07/29/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Let’s concede for a moment that most of us don’t believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm. Which brings me to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent misadventure in the Middle East. It seems like a rather big deal that Egypt, Israel, Fatah, Jordan, Saudi Arabia—ostensibly, all allies of ours—agree on anything. This development, one imagines, might be something the United States would be interested in fostering rather than destroying. Certainly, the idea that Hamas’ power should...
  • Leaked Tape, Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce

    07/29/2014 12:36:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 128 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 (Israel National News) ^ | 7/29/2014 | Arutz Sheva 7 (Israel National News)
    Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama's dismissal of Israel's position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its allies during ceasefire talks. A "senior US official" leaked an audio recording of a telephone conversation between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Channel One. In it the 35-minute conversation, which took place on Sunday, the US President appears downright hostile at points, and even cuts off Netanyahu in the middle of his protestations over a one-sided truce proposal which would have seen Hamas receive all its key demands, but that Israel ultimately rejected. The following...
  • Israeli criticism of Secretary Kerry justified?

    07/29/2014 11:47:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/2014 | Fox News
    Jul. 29, 2014 - 4:32 - Amb. John Bolton weighs in on cease-fire negotiations
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry (Strategic Terror Attack against Israel!)

    07/29/2014 11:23:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    AP Big Story ^ | 8-28-2014 | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE
    The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's simply not the way partners and allies treat each other," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. was "dismayed" by mischaracterizations of Kerry's efforts. Israeli media reports have cast Kerry as seeking a cease-fire that is more favorable to Hamas and being...
  • Michael Savage: 'Muslim Sisterhood' Runs White House

    07/29/2014 7:52:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 29, 2014
    President Obama appears reticent to help Israel stamp out Hamas once and for all because his administration is being run by a “Muslim Sisterhood,” nationally syndicated talk-host Michael Savage told his listeners.""With the likes of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, U.N. Ambassador Stephanie Power and National Security Adviser Susan Rice guiding Obama’s foreign policy, America appears to be siding with the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement founded in Egypt in 1928 that seeks to bring the world under Islamic law and has spun off violent jihadist groups such as al-Qaida and Hamas.It was the Muslim Brotherhood that governed Egypt in the wake of...
  • Breaking news - Kerry: Kiev ready for ceasefire, talks with militia in E. Ukraine

    07/29/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 6-28-2014 | RT
    Tuesday, July 29 15:20 GMT: Kiev is ready for a cease-fire “now,” US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed, following a meeting with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Washington. Kerry added that President Petro Poroshenko is also ready to start talks with the militia in the southeast of the country. 15:06 GMT: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation with US State Secretary John Kerry has urged Washington to influence Kiev to achieve a prompt ceasefire and to start negotiations with southeast Ukraine. Lavrov stressed the need to return to the accord achieved at Geneva on July...
  • Breaking: Hamas Kills 5 Israeli Soldiers in TUNNEL ATTACK INSIDE ISRAEL

    07/29/2014 8:32:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-29-2014 | Andrew Marcus
    Five Jews were killed in their kibbutz inside Israel overnight.The five soldiers were killed during a tunnel attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz, located near the Gaza border.Jihadis used their terror tunnels to infiltrate from their base in Gaza: JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces confirmed the death of five more Israeli soldiers, which occurred during the infiltration of gunmen into a southern kibbutz through a tunnel from Gaza.The five soldiers were killed during the previously reported thwarted attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz, located near the Gaza border, on Monday afternoon, during which one of the infiltrators was killed, according...
  • 10 Years Ago Today (major barf alert)

    07/29/2014 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    WaPo Politics ^ | e-media
    10 year ago tonight, America's #1 doofus gigolo John Kerry accepted the democrat nomination for President. Although we dodged the bullet on a bigger scale, he's still with us and making the world a more dangerous place. "I am not one to read into things, but guess which wing of the hospital the maternity ward was in? (APPLAUSE) I'm not kidding. I was born in the West Wing. "
  • (U.S. officials defend Kerry) Freudian Slip

    07/29/2014 7:16:50 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 14 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | 15 hours ago | Steve Holland
    The White House statement from that conversation said that ultimately any lasting solution to the conflict must end "the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza."
  • John Kerry’s big blunder in seeking an Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    07/29/2014 7:09:33 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Kerry’s error has been to put so much emphasis on achieving a quick halt to the bloodshed that he has solidified the role of Hamas, the intractable, unpopular Islamist group that leads Gaza, along with the two hard-line Islamist nations that are its key supporters, Qatar and Turkey. In the process, he has undercut not simply the Israelis but also the Egyptians and the Fatah movement that runs the Palestinian Authority, all of which want to see an end to Hamas rule in Gaza.
  • 8 Times Kerry Betrayed Israel

    07/29/2014 4:18:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Secretary of State John Kerry has long been considered an integral part of President Obama’s foreign policy team. And for just as long, he has been an anti-Israel advocate par excellence, an opponent of the Jewish State’s right to defend itself, a man dedicated to pressuring our only ally in the Middle East to concede to terror.
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...
  • US-Israeli Relationship In Jeopardy, Kerry "Ruined Everything"

    07/28/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 7-28-2014 | Durden
    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...
  • Did someone awaken Senate Majority Leader Reid?

    07/28/2014 12:51:45 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 21 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Or did someone hypnotize him?[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_aJLJ_6Its] Video linkWill President Obama hear him? Will Secretary Kerry? Will they listen? Or will love for the Muslim Brotherhood and its friends in Iran, Qatar and Turkey prevail?
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    07/28/2014 12:02:46 PM PDT · by John W · 94 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2014 | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's simply not the way partners and allies treat each other," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where officials said they were disappointed by Israeli reports that cast Kerry's efforts to negotiate a cease-fire as more favorable to Hamas. "Israel has no better friend, no stronger defender than...
  • Israel’s Most Dangerous Enemy

    07/28/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 27, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Barack Obama is apparently very angry with Bibi Netanyahu. We have known for some time, via hot mike and other methods, that neither he nor his secretary of State much care for the Israeli prime minister. But — perhaps exacerbated by a multiplicity of foreign and domestic policy failures, plus atrocious poll numbers, one this weekend showing Romney beating him handily were the election held today — Obama seemed more irked than usual. He needed someone to beat up since the world was beating him up. And the Israelis had just hugely embarrassed his secretary of State (and by...
  • Kerry's Amateurish Efforts Are Making The Israel-Hamas Conflict Worse

    07/28/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI - The Times Of Israel ^ | 7-28-2014 | Avi Issacharoff
    Avi Issacharoff, The Times Of IsraelJuly 28, 2014 Despite the tendency to criticize U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts, credit should be given where credit is due. Over the weekend, Kerry did manage to facilitate something in the Middle East: unparalleled unanimity. Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan were all in agreement that Kerry’s efforts were undermining the attempt to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as quickly as possible. Moreover, Kerry’s framework and the ideas he presented led to an extraordinary phone call taking place between a senior Palestinian Authority official and an...
  • The Absence of America

    07/27/2014 8:35:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | July 26, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Dinesh D'Souza has a new movie out called America: Imagine A World Without Her - but we don't really have to "imagine", it's happening before our eyes. Nothing difficult and complicated about it: in this decline and fall, the Emperor simply went fundraising. At any rate, Jamie Weinstein sat in for Hugh Hewitt this week, and took me on a brisk trot round current topics: MARK STEYN: Well, what's going on in the world is of very little interest to President Fundraiser. He's got other priorities, and the rest of the planet, as I believe it's marked on the State...
  • Kerry Accused of Promoting Hamas’ Ceasefire Demands, Prompted by Qatar and Turkey

    07/27/2014 7:14:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 7/27/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration Sunday disputed reports in Israeli and Arab media suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry had tried to push a Gaza ceasefire plan promoted by Hamas-supporting Turkey and Qatar, at the expense of proposals put forward earlier by Egypt and backed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. In a conference call with Israeli reporters, a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity disputed reports that a plan, which was flatly rejected by the Israeli cabinet on Friday afternoon, amounted to...
  • ´John Kerry is an alien, an ongoing embarrassment´: what Israel thinks of US secretary of state

    07/27/2014 7:14:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/27/14 | Robert Tait
    John Kerry has almost certainly been called worse things than a space alien--particularly by Israel´s Right-wing camp, where contempt for the US secretary of state and his failed peacemaking efforts is unabashed. But when the insult is levelled by the previously supportive Haaretz newspaper, standard-bearer of the country´s liberal-Left, it may be time for him--and by extension, President Barack Obama--to take notice. The withering description was coined by Barack Ravid, the paper´s well-informed and normally restrained diplomatic editor, to describe Mr Kerry´s attempts at brokering a truce to the bloody conflict in Gaza--rejected by Israel amid widespread mockery.
  • Kerry's latest cease-fire plan: What was he thinking?

    07/27/2014 5:09:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 27, 2014 | By Barak Ravid
    The press conference U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry was one of Kerry's most embarrassing incidents since taking office. And there were quite a few in the last year and a half. A few hours before the press conference began, the Israeli security cabinet ministers unanimously rejected Kerry's cease-fire plan draft. Kerry, as is his wont, seemed and sounded as if he came from a parallel universe. He claimed to have never presented Israel with a formal offer for a cease-fire, slammed the Israeli media's "mischievous reports"...
  • Obama gets tough with Netanyahu, for Gaza and/or for Kerry

    07/27/2014 4:22:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 28, 2014 | By Chemi Shalev
    Remember: nothing riles the White House more than the appearance that Israel is supplying ammo to Obama’s political enemies, as it did on Sunday. Barack Obama may have stopped short of reading the riot act to Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, but the White House version of the two leaders’ phone conversation left no room for doubt: The U.S. President was ratcheting up the rhetoric and the pressure on Israel to end the fighting in Gaza, and to end it now.
  • Clarice Feldman: Providence is Not Just a City in Rhode Island

    07/27/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Every now and then we are reminded by events that providence has saved our civilization from disaster. There was, for example, reminds my friend Narciso, the Bojinka plot In which Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned to assassinate Pope John Paul II, bomb 11 passenger planes, and crash a plane into CIA headquarters. A chemical fire in one of the plotter’s kitchens disrupted those plans. (Khalid went on to commit other atrocities -- including planning 9/11 -- but providence cannot always protect us.) This week the Daily Mail reported that the underwear bomber failed in his mission because he...
  • Israel Agrees to Extension of Cease-Fire, but Hamas Balks

    07/26/2014 4:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jodi Rudoren, Michael R. Gordon, Fares Akram and Ben Hubbard
    JERUSALEM — Israel’s top ministers decided Saturday night to extend a humanitarian halt to hostilities in the Gaza Strip for 24 hours, but said their troops would continue to operate to destroy tunnels from Gaza into its territory during Sunday’s pause. The decision came despite continued fire from Gaza into Israel during Israel’s initial four-hour extension of a 12-hour humanitarian pause on Saturday that both sides had agreed to at the request of the United Nations. Three mortars landed in open areas near Gaza just as the original lull was expiring at 8 p.m. Before midnight, more than a dozen...
  • Kerry told Hamas many of its demands would be met under ceasefire deal’

    07/26/2014 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 26/7/14 | Avi Issacharoff
    US Secretary of State John Kerry informed Hamas via Qatar last week that under his proposal for a ceasefire with Israel, based on the original Egyptian initiative, the US would guarantee the fulfillment of many of Hamas’s demands for an end to the war, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel on Saturday. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Kerry’s handling of the ceasefire effort was castigated by Israeli sources on Friday and Saturday, and the Israeli security cabinet unanimously rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night. The...