national security advisor says 'personal attacks' against Kerry are 'totally
unfounded and unacceptable.'
Ravid | Feb. 4, 2014 | 9:22 AM | 13
White House overnight Monday issued a strong defense of U.S. Secretary of State
John Kerry following blistering criticism of him from senior Israeli government
Rice, U.S. President Barack Obama's national security adviser, took to Twitter
to lash out at Israeli leaders who have criticized Kerry for implying that
Israel could face increased isolation should peace negotiations with the
attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable,"
at a Munich security forum on Saturday, mentioned "talk of boycotts"
if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict did not end.
see for Israel there’s an increasing de-legitimization campaign that has been
building up," Kerry said. "People are very sensitive to it. There
[is] talk of boycotts and other kinds of things. Are we all going to be better
with all of that?"
also warned that "today’s status quo absolutely, to a certainty, I promise
you 100 percent, cannot be maintained. It’s not sustainable. It’s illusionary.
There’s a momentary prosperity, there’s a momentary peace."
Kerry's comments, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Strategic Affairs Minister
Yuval Steinitz, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and other MKs issued harsh
responses. Some of these included personal attacks on the secretary of state;
others implied he was not an impartial mediator and still others accused him of
being anti-Israel. Bennett went so far as to say Kerry is acting as a
"mouthpiece for anti-Semitic boycott threats."
her series of tweets on the issue, Rice wrote that Kerry’s record of support
for Israel’s security and prosperity is "rock solid." She also
tweeted that the U.S. government has been "clear and consistent that we
reject efforts to boycott or delegitimize Israel" and that Obama and Kerry
"remain committed to negotiations that can secure Israeli and Palestinian
issued her strong defense of Kerry just hours after State Department
spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a press briefing that Kerry was
"frustrated" that senior Israeli leaders, following the Munich
conference, would "distort his words or his record."
rejecting Kerry's remarks on Sunday, Netanyahu on Monday tried to ease the
building tension. Speaking at a Likud party meeting, the prime minister urged
fellow Likud members not to make personal attacks on Kerry. He also noted that
he spoke with Kerry on Sunday, and that, during their conversation, Kerry
emphasized that he opposes all boycotts of Israel.
U.S. has opposed boycotts of Israel in the past and we expect it to continue to
do so," Netanyahu said at the Likud meeting. "We are in the midst of
a complex, sensitive and difficult process, and there may be misunderstandings
down the line. The way to clarify our differences is by dealing with the
substance [of the matter], not the individual."
the saner people of the world see good things, hear and comply with good
advices, and speaks like civilized people. On the contrary the conglomeration
of criminals pretends to be blind, deaf and dumb and commit crime under all heads known offense.
who do not spare their own and most friendly people in the world where the
criminals specially the well known people of the lone state of world terrorists
are hated because of the criminality and
tyranny in this world that would never be pardoned for the crimes that committed in the past and recently .
not avoid saying that they are not witnessing the snake tongued animals those whom our
great hearted Americans are rearing for decades only to be rebuked and receive venomous
stung from these snakes from time to
time as a reward and gratitude and as prize had to pay a heavy price of getting killed by these snakes.
until the political leaders of this lone terrorist state with criminal
background are barred to lead the state and real politicians take up the responsibility of running the state’s
affairs this terrorist state would never be able to adjust with the civilized
society of the world.
that there blind support to this nation would be dangerous for the entire world
Community of Nations.
to this ill disciplined terrorist state. It is good that Kerry US Secretary of State
had the rare opportunity and Lucky to peep in and see the real devilish image of the terrorist
political leaders leading the nation of Israel.