John Kerry

Pollard's Albatross

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday evening to ask him to intervene to release Jonathan Pollard in the wake of a fainting incident that send the convicted Israeli spy to a hospital earlier in the week.

"Jonathan is sick, his health is in danger, and after 30 years in prison it's time he is released," according to a statement from the PM's office. 

Hagel Out; 'True Friend Of Israel'

Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense two years ago was met with considerable angst on the part of many friends of Israel. His resignation today was met with regret, especially at the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon called him "a true friend of Israel" who made "large and significant" contributions to the two nations' security ties. 

That's a far cry from the initial response to nomination of the maverick former Republican senator from Nebraska. 

Kerry Is Zionist Mouthpiece: How Did They Find Out?

The likelihood of a nuclear agreement with Iran grows increasingly unlikely, and whose fault is that?

The Jews and the Republicans, according to the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi as reported by Iran's FARS news agency.

Kerry: U.S. Deeply Concerned By Rising Anti-Semitism

09/03/2014
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Secretary of State John Kerry said the recent rise in anti-Semitism is of great concern to the U.S. government.

Kerry Discusses Anti-Semitism With U.S., European Jewish Leaders

09/03/2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a roundtable discussion on the increase in anti-Semitism with American and European Jewish community leaders.

U.S. Officials: No Change In Procedure For Arming Israel

08/15/2014
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U.S. officials denied reports of a change in the procedure through which their government supplies arms to Israel.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “Let me be clear: There has been no change in policy, period.” But she also said that,  “Given the crisis in Gaza, it is natural that agencies take additional care with deliveries as part of an inter-agency process.”

Hamas Requests Additional 24-hour Cease-Fire

Request comes after Israel called off its own cease-fire, citing continued rocket fire from Gaza.

07/27/2014
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Jerusalem — Hamas asked for an additional 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire, after Israel called off its own 24-hour unilateral cease-fire due to continued rockets fired from Gaza.

Smoke rising from the Gaza Strip. Getty Images

Report: Israel Rejects John Kerry's Gaza Ceasefire Plan

Full details not yet available; Hamas has not responded to the proposal, according to Reuters.

07/25/2014
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet has rejected proposals for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and is seeking changes to the plans, a government source told Reuters on Friday.

Full details of the proposed truce have not been released, Reuters said, but the government official, who declined to be named, said Israel wanted modifications before agreeing to any end to hostilities. Hamas has yet to respond to the proposed ceasefire, according to Reuters.

Kerry addressed AIPAC's policy convention in March. Getty Images

Netanyahu Raises FAA Ban On Israel Flights With Kerry

07/23/2014
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Washington -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the Federal Aviation Administration’s indefinite ban on U.S. flights to Israel.

Focus On The Tunnels, Kerry Tells Netanyahu

07/18/2014
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Washington — Expressing concern about civilian casualties, U.S. State Secretary John Kerry said Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip should be a “precise” one, targeting Hamas tunnels.

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