The US State Department on Tuesday issued a rare and blistering response to Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s criticism of Secretary of state John Kerry’s peace efforts.
Ya’alon’s remarks, if accurate, are “offensive and inappropriate especially given all that the US is doing to support Israel’s security needs,” State Department Spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told i24news. “Secretary Kerry and his team, including General John Allen, 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 defense minister of a close ally.”
Ya’alon later clarified his remarks noting that “when there are differences we iron them out inside the room, including with Secretary of State Kerry, with whom I hold many talks concerning the future of Israel.”
Meanwhile, Senior U.S. officials are demanding Prime Minister Netanyahu to once again publicly endorse John Kerry’s peace effort, Haaretz’s Barak Ravid reports. Apparently, the administration was not satisfied with the Israeli government’s response to remarks by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, in which he called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “obsessive and messianic.”
“We expect the Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] to put this right by publicly expressing his disagreement with the statements against Secretary Kerry, the negotiations with the Palestinians and Kerry’s commitment to Israel’s security,” a senior U.S. official told Haaretz.
(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)
Good for Ya’alon. It is Kerry’s job to impress the Israelis with his proposals, and the underlying motives will show through pretty easily. They should not allow themselves to be intimidated by these unreasonable and frankly anti-Israeli demands. Keep up the good old Jewish stubbornness, and do not cave to this maniac, secretary of maniac!
The truth always sparks outrage.The fact is that Keery seeks a peace prize on the backs of the state of israel.It is unfortunate that the major jewish organizations in the US have not reacted similarly. He is delussional in believeing that peace can be forged when one “peace partner” deamonizes the other in the vilest way to its children. I do recall Ms. Clinton vowing that this would stop.So much for promises by politicians
Re Comment No. 1: You are so right. If Kerry does not understand his obligations to Israel, if he cannot toe the Likud line, then Israel will just turn to its other allies, who will surely jump at the chance to give Israel what it is asking for.
let the americans give back the land they stole from the american indians and free all inmates that are in jails in the US
thought he was exactly on TARGET!!