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US rebukes Israeli minister after 'offensive' remarks about John Kerry.

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Diplomatic row follows criticism of US secretary of state's efforts to broker Middle East peace deal reported in Israeli newspaper


American efforts to broker a peace deal in the Middle East were engulfed in a diplomatic row on Tuesday when the US state department lambasted a senior Israeli minister for "offensive and inappropriate" comments describing John Kerry as obsessive and messianic.

Defence minister Moshe Ya'alon, an ally of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, dismissed Kerry's efforts to pursue a peace deal in private conversations with US and Israeli officials which were reported in an Israeli newspaper.

"Secretary of state John Kerry – who arrived here determined, and who operates from an incomprehensible obsession and a sense of messianism – can't teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians," Ya'alon was quoted as saying in Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's biggest-selling paper.

He added: "The only thing that might save us is if John Kerry wins the Nobel Prize and leaves us be."

In a sharp rebuke to Israel, state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said: "The remarks of the defence minister, if accurate, are offensive and inappropriate, especially given all that the US is doing to support Israel's security needs."

She added: "Secretary Kerry and his team ... have been working day and night to try and promote a secure peace for Israel because of the secretary's deep concern for Israel's future. To question secretary Kerry's motives and distort his proposal is not something we would expect from the defence minister of a close ally."

Other senior Israeli figures, including the prime minister, sought to repair the diplomatic damage. "The US is our largest partner and the partnership is founded on shared values and interests," Netanyahu said. "Even when there are disagreements between us, they are always substantive and not personal. We work in full co-operation with vice-president [Joe] Biden and secretary of state Kerry to advance peace and security in the region. We stand firm regarding our own interests, while promoting the important connection between our two countries."

Israel's president, Shimon Peres, also sought to smooth over the ruckus. "Our deep friendship with the USA is a central component of Israel's security and a force for the advancement of peace in the region." he told parliament. "The extraordinary commitment of secretary of state Kerry to the cause of peace reflects Israel's deep and serious commitment to peace and is creating the opportunity for an agreement and mutual understanding."

The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, and justice minister, Tzipi Livni, also swiftly distanced themselves from Ya'alon's remark.

Ya'alon did not deny the remarks attributed to him. But in a later conciliatory statement, he said relations between Israel and the US were "intimate and very significant for us.The US is our greatest friend and our most important ally; I will keep safeguarding the security of the citizens of Israel resolutely, responsibly and with discretion."

Kerry is soon expected to make his 11th visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of a determined drive to secure a peacedeal to end the decades-old conflict. He has devoted hours to one-on-one meetings with Netanyahu and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and has won widespread respect for his dogged commitment to his mission.




http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/14/us-israel-john-kerry-moshe-yaalon


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  • stop supporting a racist apartheid country

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  • I have to give the US Government credit for drawing some line with Israel. We have been influenced by them far too long now. I just wish we would get tough with them as we have done with other countries in the region.

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  • seriously can we cut off all aid to this fucking country.
    then just for laughs give their enemies better weapons

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  • Moshe should refuse all that military aid $$$ as a form of protest.

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  • Yea this is a growing trend with Israel. Benny Yahoo offended the White House not too long ago with his visit and his remarks made towards the Obama administration not doing enough to help Israel.

    So rumblings are beginning in this nation, and particularly in the government, regarding the fact that Israel is now insulting us, despite ALL the things we've done for them, while we've gotten ZERO, NOTHING, in return for decades.

    Every peace process we try to undertake regarding the middle More..

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    • @Corehaven "Benny Yahoo " ))) Epic!!

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    • @Corehaven 
      You got nothing in return?
      Surely you cant be that dumb?
      And whatsit your business to meddle with Israels affairs to start with?
      Did we ask America to come here and broker a peace deal with radical Islamic terrorists who are not even remotely interested in peace with Jews?
      How much land does Israel have to give up?
      How many concessions do we have to make?
      How many terrorists do we have to release?
      How many peace deals to we have to offer to these terrorists?

      Fuck this stu More..

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    • @Corehaven Why do you utter such bullshit? Is it that you dont get around the house much?

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    • @Freejay 

      Oh I'm happy to be that dumb. Lets see how smart you are. What has Israel EVER done for the United States. Ever. Answer the question.

      Israel through APAIC meddles in every damn affair of the US and the US government. Period. You do plenty of meddling here. I don't give a damn about Israel's affairs. That's the point. I don't think the US should give a damn about Israel's affairs, and if our billions of dollars in aid every year, our weapon tech we've repeatedly gifted More..

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    • @Corehaven 
      Yes...its obvious you are happy being done.
      The amount of security related intelligence America gets from us is staggering.
      Then there is all the high tech, agricultural tech, defense tech, medical tech etc.
      Sure sure....lol...AIPAC meddles in every American affair....do you honestly believe the shit that comes out of your mouth?
      America constantly meddles in Israel affairs to hypocrite....even though you dont give a damn.

      The Aid we get is a good investment, and we are the More..

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  • HELL, I say 'offensive' things about him all the time.

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  • They want all there is to have from a land perspective, call it the one state solution, and then make the rules.

    Everything they do espouses this. Every attempt at peace talk negotiations results in a new settlements announcement very shortly afterwards.

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  • The U.S. is Now Officially Israel's Bitch.. What a Shame

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  • The day U.S taxpayers stop being sapped dry for other nations will be the day that many war indulging parasites are put to the test.

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  • Anyone who takes these types of articles seriously enough to elaborate on their daddy's thesis is a pawn. You are owned and your brain has been buttf@cked by mainstream media. I guarantee if any of you assholes actually toured the countries of the middle east, you would change your ideology. Israelis love Americans and I know most of them appreciate all America has done for Israel. How do I know this? I have been there multiple times. If this firsthand account isn't enough to make you thin More..

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  • Everybody else makes fun of Lurch, what's the big deal?

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  • John Kerry is a piece of liberal shit and the whole world knows it, not just israel.

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  • The Obama administration is the worst thing that ever happened to the US.

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    • @Maccabi

      No, actually, Israel just might be.

      :/
       

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    • @michael567 

      Right, cause turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia don't get US financial aid?

      The Obama administration has managed to ruin 65% of its friendly ties around the world due the support of public humiliation and friendly ties with al-Qaeda.

      Should I go on?

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    • @Maccabi There are many recipients of US foreign aid. Israel has been usually the largest recipient each year since the 40's. What is unusual though, is that israel is the only recipient permitted to spend its aid on military weapons. 
      Israel is the snake here. Pitting the surrounding Arab states against each other to secure their own illegitimate state and using US foreign aid to do it.
      Seriously, fuck israel.

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    • @george007 

      How is Israel pitting the surrounding Arab countries against each other? Have you heard of Sunni vs. Shia hate? They've been killing each other by the masses since the dawn of Islam. Lol, facts are not your string suit I see. Typical.

      Israel isn't burning US flags or committing terrorist acts against the US.
      Israel has close military and economic ties with the US while the Arab countries want the opposite.
      Israel has a VERY close defense partnership with the US that actual More..

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    • @Maccabi Egypt gets about half of what Israel does, but then it's a direct result of Egypt closeness to israel and of cause the Suez canal. Saudi Arabia spends money in America and is a major defence and oil industry customer. Turkey and Yemen are irrelevant.
      As America develops it's domestic oil business, it's interest in the ME will vane and what we have dreamed of our entire lives will become reality, the day when Israel will have to face the 400 million Muslims it has pissed of alone with More..

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  • Kerry and Osama think they are so fucking smart, but they don't even know that it's bad karma to fuck with the Jews. We'll see what side of history these fuckers will end up on.


    http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2011/09/gates-blasts-netanyahu-why-now.html

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  • Soon :-) and nobody will support Israel anymore. Then we will see how loudmouthed they are :-)

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  • Wait and see what happens when the Pig-Nation of Israel comes rattling the begging bowl to America,,,,,,

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  • these two need to get out more

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  • Serve your jew overlords

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  • Hell, I'm no lover of Kerry. But they don't have a whole lot of people or countries on their side, so they should maybe smarten up a bit!

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  • John Kerry is a fucking narcissistic confabulator living in a goddamn fantasy world. He's like a dumber, uglier version of his boss but prettier and only slightly less of an asshole than his predecessor in the job.

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    • @TheMule 

      What if it was the Turkish defence minister who insulted Kerry??


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    • @Vatane  Yes, exactly!!!... And I got my eye on you mister!!!

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    • @God_Himself He'd be just as right. If fucking Hitler said 2+2=4, would he be wrong just because he was a mass murdering bastard?

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    • @TheMule 

      Bollox.
      The insults were personal and Secretary of State is NOT a politicised position in the US.
      In other words, the dickhead didn't insult Kerry but the whole USA.

      Anyway, I do understand your Israel Uber-Alles position. You're either a traitor or a trojan horse.
      Good luck


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  • Fuck Kerry...he is useless and most American would agree with Ya'alons statements!

    The Guardian...lol

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    • @Freejay Its not about Kerry is it, it's about a cocky, unappreciative, greedy nation that will realise too late that it's not in a position to piss on the shoes of the person holing them above the fire.........

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    • @gypsy 
      The whole story is about Kerry....nice try at sensationalism loser....but fail.
      Most Americans would agree with Aya'alon

      A gypsy calling my people greedy and unappreciative...hahahahahaha
      Thats rich!

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    • @Freejay the insult was against America who Kerry represents as a Secretary of State.

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    • @gypsy 
      Kerry doesnt represent the American people...thats all i care about.
      The current American government(regime under Obama) doesnt have the peoples support either....or mine.

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    • @Freejay as a Secretary of State he represents them as much as a Secretary of State that lets Israel play its little games. The over all direction here is the worlds diminishing patience with the little brat called Israel. Nothing good for the world will come from Israel, it's a loss that is even dragging down world Jewry by giving them a bad name and creating further anti semitism. Good things it's drawing nearer a close every day...

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