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  • Israel’s opposition leader presents West Bank pullout plan to Kerry

    4 days ago

    Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog presented U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with a plan for an Israeli pullout from the West Bank.

    “Israels are killed in the streets and the world advances surreal initiatives and boycotts,” Herzog said in a statement Wednesday....

  • Israel’s opposition leader presents West Bank pullout plan to Kerry

    5 days ago

    Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog presented U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with a plan for an Israeli pullout from the West Bank.

    “Israels are killed in the streets and the world advances surreal initiatives and boycotts,” Herzog said in a statement Wednesday....

  • Kerry stresses ending incitement in call with Abbas

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stressed the need to end incitement.

    “They discussed concerns about the ‎situation on the ground, including the ongoing violence,” a State Department spokeswoman told JTA, describing...

  • Kerry: Some funds released under Iran deal will go to terrorism

    3 weeks ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran would likely use some money freed by the lifting of sanctions for terrorism, but if it does, it will be subject to separate sanctions.

    “I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are...

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  • Kerry believes 2016 will see Islamic State ‘seriously dented’

    3 weeks ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he believed Islamic State's military capabilities in Iraq and Syria would be seriously weakened by the end of 2016.

    Asked at a media roundtable on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, whether this year...

  • Trump: Iran has violated the nuclear deal

    January 4, 2016 | 10:09 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday called on the U.S. to impose sanctions on Iran for violating the nuclear deal.

    Trump started off his speech at a campaign rally in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday evening by blasting the Obama administration over the...

  • Responding to Kerry article, Netanyahu blames Palestinians for lack of peace progress

    December 15, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the Palestinians for the lack of progress toward peace in an apparent response to statements by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    “The time has come for the international community to understand that the reason there is no...

  • Kerry to New Yorker: Israel doesn’t know what it wants

    December 15, 2015 | 10:01 am

    John Kerry hasn’t given up on a two-state solution. But the party responsible for making it happen, the secretary of state and his subordinates make clear, is Israel.

    A lengthy profile in the New Yorker traces Kerry’s work with Iran, Syria, Israel and the Palestinians, as well as...

  • Obama: Two-states the ‘best way’ to ‘reduce tensions’ and secure Israel

    December 14, 2015 | 11:52 am

    Palestinians leaders must condemn the recent wave of terror against Israelis and Israel must bring to justice those committing violence against the Palestinians, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

    Addressing the inaugural HaaretzQ conference in New York via video, the...

  • Kerry, at contentious U.S.-Israel confab, asks Israel to consider perils of single state

    December 7, 2015 | 12:42 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking at an annual U.S.-Israel confab, said Israel’s government must consider the consequences of evolving toward a single state incorporating the Palestinian areas.

    “How does Israel possibly maintain its character as a Jewish democratic...

  • Brookings, Kerry, Clinton, Netanyahu, and the one state solution straw man

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 7, 2015 | 4:06 am

    The Saban Forum, held at the Brookings Institute during the weekend, put a lot of focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (even though the official topic is "Israel and the United States: yesterday, today and tomorrow"). And it told us many things that we already know: Not all...

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

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 23, 2015 | 4:04 am

    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

    November 18, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    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

    November 12, 2015 | 11:45 am

    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

    November 9, 2015 | 11:51 am

    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...

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