John Kerry

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.

Damage From Gaza Rocket Cuts Power To 70,000 In Strip

07/13/2014
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Jerusalem — A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip.

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.

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