U.S. calls Israeli minister's reported comments 'offensive'

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jackoo7 wrote:

But Pals passing out candy on 9/11 and Iran threatening to wipe a small country off the map isn’t “OFFENSIVE” only regrettable. Problem is our enemies get a free ride and our allies get stabbed in the back by Obama’s state dept. and the muslim-in-chief.

Jan 14, 2014 10:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
archiebird wrote:

Why on earth would Kerry want peace with Israel and Palestine? How obsessive of him.

Jan 14, 2014 10:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
searider wrote:

Pretty arrogant considering what we’re doing for him…..

Jan 14, 2014 10:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
imacracker wrote:

Isn’t it funny how the US Government likes to “do things” for everybody, even if not everybody LIKES everything the USG does for them?

Remind you of anybody in your life?

Jan 14, 2014 11:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
StanSager wrote:

I don’t know but Yaalon is only wrong with the fact that he attributed Kerry’s trip on his obsession and messianic feeling. It is not Kerry’s, it is Obama’s.
The only reason they are defending Kerry so staunchly is because he will be one of the two planned contenders in 2016, the other being the previous Secretary of State.

Jan 14, 2014 11:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
Aleks_Black wrote:

Obama preparing the next excuse in the incompetence parade. How about you dont know anything about middle east, stick to community building in Chicago. Far more people need you there.

Jan 14, 2014 11:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
lazywolf wrote:

It’s sad, really; Kerry so wants to be remembered for something other than the ‘swift boat’ deal that he’ll throw our strongest, and most loyal friends under the bus. If he was so concerned about Israel’s future, he’d get out of the way and let them start kicking Iran’s ass…while they still can. This administration doesn’t want to lead or follow, but they damn sure know how to get in the way.

Jan 14, 2014 11:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
netcontj wrote:

Is John Kerry the true Messiah?

Jan 14, 2014 11:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
sylvan wrote:

Israelis would be wise to muzzle their war hawks because US is sick to death of them and their war whoops. Go away Israel, you really bother us. NO MORE ISRAELI WARS!

Jan 14, 2014 11:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
CheckItOut wrote:

He’s right. The “peace process” is just political theater, an understood pretense. The Muslim world only wants Israel eliminated totally – it’s against Islam for it to exist after the land was once conquered for Islam. They have been saying that for decades but the MSM has not reported as much – you have to go to sites like Robert Spencer’s jihadwatch to read what the mid-East Muslims have been saying. They only want vehemently Israel destroyed and there can be no settled peace.

Jan 14, 2014 11:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
ssg13565 wrote:

Isn’t Isn’t kicking Iran’s ass how we have managed to get into so much t much trouble in the Middle-East already? Or do we expect the Iranians to thanks us for over throwiing their democratically elected government and putting in the Shah to terrorize them for decades?

Jan 14, 2014 11:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
DURO wrote:

It appears Obama and his administration abandoned Israel and embraced the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jan 14, 2014 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse

Israel has so many special interest groups supporting it in this country it’s ministers can say and do most anything they chose and know there will be few reprecussions other than some public harsh criticism. Beyond all the rhetoric by the state department the U.S. has very little leverage while attempting to negotiate a peace agreement. If the U.S. wants to see some progress, just maybe it is time to drop the carrot and pick up the stick. Israel will listen if American military and financial aid is drastically curtailed.
Israel is our strategic partner?? The benefits of such a relationship should be reciprical. The U.S. always seems to get the short end of the stick while footing the bill. In the mean time the Iraeli government has millions of Palestinian people, isolated, minipulated and controlled which only fans the flames of religious bigoty on both sides of the conflict. Israel, like Iran,is a master of the clock. Using time and stalling tactics to position better themselves to gain the high ground in bargaining. I truly don’t see U.S. interest gain much from backing the Israeli stance on controlling all of Palestine nor do I see U.S. national security enhanced to any appreciable degree kow towing to a bunch of religious bigots with only self serving interests at heart in their relationship with America.

Jan 14, 2014 12:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DURO wrote:

“sylvan wrote:
Israelis would be wise to muzzle their war hawks because US is sick to death of them and their war whoops. Go away Israel, you really bother us. NO MORE ISRAELI WARS!”

Maybe you like the Muslim Brotherhood wars don’t you? Cause this is where Obama administration is taking us. out of Israeli alliance and on in the bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jan 14, 2014 12:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DURO wrote:

And what is this? Is it okay for Islam to conquer and convert Constantinople but is wrong for the British to give back the Jewish ancestral lands to the rightful owners?
Since I can remember there is always someone, somewhere, who cries loud about how bad the Jewish are, but never heard anyone even mentioning Constantinopole or even whispering how Sancta Sapientia was converted into a mosque.

Jan 14, 2014 12:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Frank1063 wrote:

Damn how much does Israel want. How many lives and how much money does the USA have to spend on Israel to get some damn cooperation. From Robert Kennedy to the hundreds if not thousands of Americans that have died because of our support of Israel, what do we get arrogance and disrespect.
And don’t call it a alliance because that denotes teamwork for a common goal. The USA without Israel, nothing changes, Israel without the USA bye, bye.

Jan 14, 2014 12:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Let the American tax payers be informed about the extent of funding that Israel is beneficiary to. And………American lives sacrificed protecting their security.

Jan 14, 2014 12:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JeffHB wrote:

I think the Israeli defense minister’s comments were not particularly helpful. But the US response to it was petty, demeaning, childish and embarrassing. As an American, I am not going to tell the Israelis how to talk. But I won,t hesitate to tell my own government that it is acting like a scorned schoolgirl and that is very embarrassing.

The truth is, Kerry’s efforts are amateurish and reflect a deep seated cultural disdain for the Israelis that guarantees he will be unsuccessful. And the State Department’s implicit threat to cut off aid is so obviously never going to be carried out is a wonderful example of emotional insanity supplanting cold hard reason. The Israelis would be nuts to listen to us because we are acting like fools.

The Egyptian army has proven that the best way to deal with the insane middle east policy of the present administration is to bluntly tell our government to go f*** themselves. The Israelis are just replicating a proven successful model for dealing with a crippled president who is out of touch with reality and obviously flailing in deep waters.

Jan 14, 2014 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NoFauxNews wrote:

Sounds like more trouble-making from Sheldon Adelson. He has a vested interest in taking over Palestinian land and water rights. US should support Israel going back to the pre-1967 borders and stop them from acting like Nazi warlords! Think about it…

Jan 14, 2014 1:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse

OK. Let’s do what the arrogant ingrates are demanding…let’s leave them alone.

I mean totally alone…no more 3 billion every year as an entitlement from the US Treasury…no more Israel lobby bribing our federal politicians into submission…no more shielding the nuclear scofflaw and apartheid Jewish theocracy at the United Nations etc.

Herzl’s experiment in Jewish theocracy is a dismal failure…time to divest from, boycott, disassociate from and lay sanctions on the ingrate state.

Jan 14, 2014 3:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

A quest for peace should be messianic and obsessive!

Jan 14, 2014 3:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ikingkongq wrote:

Is funny how these halfway patriots right wing republicans; are so eager to outsource our foreign policy to israel, just to make obama look bad. I still remember the last republican president (Bush) they put in-charge; Multi trillion dollar wars and multi trillion dollar economic depression.

Jan 14, 2014 4:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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