John Kerry

Indyk Quits, Bibi Delighted

Secretary of State John Kerry may be disappointed to see his Mideast peace envoy, Martin Indyk, leaving, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delighted.

Kerry Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Israelis, Cites Hamas Involvement

06/16/2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for the immediate release of three kidnapped Israeli teens and noted the “many indications” pointing to Hamas’ involvement.

Peace Process? What Peace Process?

If you’re wondering what President Obama plans to do next about peace between Israel and the Palestinians just read his West Point speech this week.

Nothing.  He didn’t mention it once.

He only mentioned Israel twice and then in reference to other issues – Egypt’s peace treaty and Iran’s nuclear ambitions – and the Palestinians not at all.

De Klerk: Israel Not An Apartheid State, But Could Become One

05/29/2014
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JERUSALEM — Israel could become an apartheid state without the creation of a Palestinian state, former South African leader F.W. de Klerk said on Israeli television.

Palestinian Prisoners Hold Solidarity Hunger Strike On Nakba Day

05/14/2014
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Several hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israel went on a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who have refused food for three weeks.

Report: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

04/28/2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned a roomful of world leaders that Israel could become “an apartheid state” if peace talks fail, the Daily Beast reported.

Israel Formally Suspends Talks With Palestinians

04/24/2014
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WASHINGTON — Israel formally suspended peace talks with the Palestinian Authority over the P.A.’s national unity accord signed with the Hamas authority in the Gaza Strip.

Kerry’s ‘Poof’ Moment

There is only so much a third party can do.

04/11/2014
Editor and Publisher

The fact that the current Mideast peace talks are over — but for the bickering over who is to blame — is a shame, if not a tragedy. But it is certainly not a surprise. For all of Secretary of State Kerry’s energetic efforts since last summer in trying to revive a comatose situation, the fact remains that while Israel was, and is, prepared to make major compromises for peace, the Palestinian leadership is not.

Kerry: "Iran Is Not Open For Business"

Secretary dismisses Rouhani's claims about current restrictions, blasts critics in Israel as opposed to peace agreement.

02/05/2014
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The United States did not let Iran off the hook in its recent deal to limit nuclear enrichment in exchange for easing of some economic sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Wednesday.

Kerry dismissed as posturing recent comments by President Hassan Rouhani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and at home, that his country was no longer hampered by sanctions, and that concessions made to broker the deal could be easily overturned.

Kerry: Israel is safer now than before agreement. Via CNN.com
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