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  • Seriously, advice from John Kerry? (or: The one thing on which Israelis and Palestinians agree)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    More than 20 Israelis were killed in the last two months as a result of Palestinian attacks. More than 90 Palestinians were killed in the same period. What story do these numbers tell? What conclusions are the two peoples drawing from the story these numbers tell?

    For Israelis,...

  • John Kerry must resign

    2 weeks ago

    A gaffe is “when a politician tells the truth,” as per Michael Kinsley’s apt definition. Yesterday’s gaffe by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming that the Charlie Hebdo attacks had “a legitimacy” – he quickly corrected himself to say “a rationale” - reveals such gross...

  • Kerry: Defeat ‘Zionism is racism’ by confronting anti-Semitism, advancing 2 states

    3 weeks ago

    The struggle to defeat the notion that Zionism is racism persists both in the battle against resurgent anti-Semitism and the efforts to arrive at a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

    “Too many outside this room fail to...

  • Obama: No disagreement with Israel on preventing a nuclear Iran

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office that there’s no disagreement between the U.S. and Israel on the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

    “It’s no secret the Prime Minister...

  • U.S. calls Netanyahu’s new media chief’s remarks ‘offensive’

    November 5, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    The United States takes offense at comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new communications director accusing President Barack Obama of anti-Semitism and suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry had the mental abilities of a 12-year-old, the State Department...

  • Israel faces threats ranging from rockets to nuclear, defense minister says

    October 27, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    Israel faces a wide variety of threats ranging from Islamic militants wielding missiles and rockets to nuclear attack, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday during a visit to the United States.

    Yaalon was speaking with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the...

  • Jordan could play key role in calming Israeli-Palestinian tensions

    October 27, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    When Secretary of State John Kerry decide to fly to the Middle East to try to calm rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions after a wave of stabbing and shooting attacks, he did not land in Jerusalem, but in Amman, the capital of...

  • Democratic senators to Kerry: respond to Iranian missile test

    October 22, 2015 | 11:18 am

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    A group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday in which they expressed ‘profound’ concern about the Iranian ballistic missile test last Sunday. 

    The group includes Senators Chuck Schumer...

  • Netanyahu, Kerry at Berlin meeting call for end to incitement

    October 22, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Berlin called for an end to incitement to violence against Israelis.

    Netanyahu singled out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for blame.

    “I think it’s time for the...

  • Beings of no nation, but a world of refugees

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2015 | 4:57 pm

    So the world is awake.

    We thought all we needed was the indelible image of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi and his delicate little body washed up on a beach to rouse us from passivity to passion regarding Syrian refugees.

    It wasn’t enough that for four years, we saw images of beheadings,...

  • Beings of no nation, but a world of refugees

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2015 | 3:18 pm

    So the world is awake.

    We thought all we needed was the indelible image of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi and his delicate little body washed up on a beach to rouse us from passivity to passion regarding Syrian refugees.

    It wasn’t enough that for four years, we saw images of beheadings,...

  • Iran deal closer to reality as U.S. prepares sanctions waivers

    October 19, 2015 | 3:13 pm

    The United States approved conditional sanctions waivers for Iran on Sunday, though it cautioned they would not take effect until Tehran has curbed its nuclear program as required under a historic nuclear deal reached in Vienna on July 14.

    "Today marks an important milestone...

  • Palestinians set fire to Jewish shrine; Israeli soldier stabbed

    October 16, 2015 | 12:31 pm

    Palestinians set fire to a Jewish shrine in the West Bank, and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier on Friday as tensions ran high after more than two weeks of violence.

    Shortly after the arson attack on the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph,...

  • Kerry, Netanyahu to meet in Germany next week

    October 16, 2015 | 11:04 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Germany next week to discuss the recent spate of violence between Israel and Palestinians in which 39 people have been killed, the Israeli ambassador to Washington said on Friday.

    Kerry, who...

  • Kerry seeks to calm Palestinian-Israeli tensions, to travel there soon

    October 13, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he was working on calming violence between Palestinians and Israelis, and will travel to the region soon to try to move the situation "away from this precipice."

    "I will go there soon, at some point appropriately, and try to work to reengage and see if we can't move that away from this precipice," Kerry told an audience at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

  • Kerry told Lavrov concerned Russia’s targets in Syria not Islamic State

    October 8, 2015 | 1:10 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry had a 30-minute telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on Thursday to express concern that Russia's targets in Syria were not related to Islamic State.

    "The Secretary repeated our concerns about the preponderance...

  • U.S. ‘greatly concerned’ by Russia incursion of Turkey airspace

    October 5, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday the United States was "greatly concerned" about the incursion by a Russian plane into Turkish airspace over the weekend and he had intensified discussions with Moscow.

    He said his Turkish counterpart called him about the incident on...

  • Netanyahu leaves for U.N. address, Kerry meeting

    September 29, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will call for an end to incitement on the Temple Mount and discuss “Israel’s desire for peace with the Palestinians” during a meeting with John Kerry.

    Netanyahu also said that during his address this week to the United Nations...

  • Kerry and Iranian counterpart meet on nuclear deal, Mideast issues

    September 28, 2015 | 10:13 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in his first meeting with his Iranian counterpart since reaching a nuclear deal, said achieving regional peace was on the agenda.

    “We have a lot of issues to talk about,” Kerry said Saturday before his meeting with Javad Zarif in New York...

  • Stephen Mull named U.S. coordinator on Iran nuclear deal

    September 18, 2015 | 11:55 am

    Stephen Mull, a former U.S. ambassador to Poland with experience working on nuclear and sanctions issues, will be the lead U.S. coordinator for implementing the July 14 nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

    "Steve will lead the interagency...

  • Kerry meets Israeli opposition leader Herzog in London

    September 18, 2015 | 10:47 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry met briefly with Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog in London on Friday where they discussed crises in the Middle East, the Iran nuclear agreement, and current tensions in Jerusalem.

    Kerry is in London for talks with British and other officials...

  • Kerry reaffirms U.S. commitment to Israel security in call with Netanyahu

    September 8, 2015 | 11:31 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Iran with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a weekend telephone call and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's security, the State Department said on Tuesday.

    "The secretary and the prime minister reiterated the need to...

  • Kerry: U.S. will use ‘all tools’ to confront Iranian destabilization

    September 2, 2015 | 6:52 pm

    The Obama administration will oppose Iran’s bids to destabilize the region “with every national security tool available,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, defending the Iran nuclear deal.

    “Have no doubt, the United States will oppose Iran’s destabilizing policies with...

  • Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?

    August 28, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    As Congress weighs the Iran nuclear agreement, confidence that Tehran will comply must be high on its agenda. Because the revolutionary regime has a history of cheating on nuclear deals, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany have tried to ensure compliance...

  • To live with the Iranian threat

    By Elad Massuri

    August 27, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    When I was 5 years old,  my mom picked me up from kindergarten and brought me back to our house in North Tel Aviv.

    I asked her a question that seemed so normal: “Mom, at what age do people go to the military?”

    “At the age of 18,” she answered.

    “And what will I need to do...

  • Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez announces opposition to Iran deal

    August 18, 2015 | 11:12 am

    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), in a scathing critique of the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and other major powers, announced on Tuesday that he will vote to kill the pact.

    Speaking in his home state of New Jersey, the former chairman of the Senate...

  • Trump: Obama, Kerry ‘sold out’ Israel on Iran

    August 17, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hurt Israel through the recent agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

    “Israel was sold out by Kerry and Obama,” Trump said at an Iowa campaign event Saturday, according to ...

  • Iran deal: Anatomy of a rip-off

    By David Suissa

    August 16, 2015 | 6:26 pm

    Why am I opposed to the Iran nuclear deal? Because I hate getting ripped off. I would hate to buy a great-looking car and find out the next day that the brakes don’t work.

    Whether you’re Republican, Democrat, Buddhist or Jewish, no one likes getting ripped off. And the Iran deal,...

  • Kerry: No automatic return of sanctions if Iran breaks arms embargo

    August 11, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Violations of an arms embargo by Iran or restrictions on its missile program would not force an automatic reinstatement or "snapback" of United Nations sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal, although other options would be available, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on...

  • Dollar could suffer if U.S. walks away from Iran deal: Kerry

    August 11, 2015 | 11:10 am

    If the United States walks away from the nuclear deal with Iran and demands that its allies comply with U.S. sanctions, a loss of confidence in U.S. leadership could threaten the dollar's position as the world's reserve currency, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday.

    "If we turn...

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