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  • Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

    02/22/2017 7:22:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 22, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop...
  • Yale hires Kerry: Those who can't do...

    02/17/2017 2:32:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    the former secretary of state "will supervise the new school's Kerry Initiative as a distinguished fellow for global affairs," where he's set to teach a seminar next school year. Per Yale's description, Kerry will supervise, "an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges." . . . Now, Yale says, Kerry will work with researchers "on issues including climate change, global economic development, authoritarian populism and violent extremism."
  • John Kerry 'hasn't ruled anything in or anything out' for 2020 run

    02/16/2017 6:25:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 76 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 16, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry has not ruled out running for president again in 2020, according to a new interview. The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who lost to George W. Bush, is suggesting he could be up for potentially running against President Trump.
  • Democrats find accord on war bill

    03/26/2007 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 23, 2007 | Jonathan Weisman
    "..To many in the anti-Iraq war movement, the liberal opposition to the bill was as maddening as it was mystifying. ?You really have two options here: One is that you can vote for a change of course here and say we?re going to find a way out of Iraq, or, two, you can vote against it and hand George Bush a victory,? said Jon Soltz, an Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the anti-Iraq war VoteVets.org . ?It doesn?t make sense to me. George Bush got us into the war. They have challenged him on everything. Why would they give...
  • This new Obamacare support ad challenges President Donald Trump to 'act like' a legitimate president

    02/06/2017 1:48:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Dan Mangan
    A new TV ad featuring a disabled military veteran blasts President Donald Trump for seeking to repeal Obamacare and for imposing a travel ban that primarily affects Muslims. "You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one," says the veteran, who according to the ad's sponsor is a Marine who lost a leg while on patrol in Afghanistan. The ad aired for the first time Monday on MSNBC's show "Morning Joe" — which Trump is known to avidly watch — and was produced by the progressive veterans group VoteVets. It lasts just 30 seconds. But in that...
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...
  • The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terror ... List

    01/19/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 1/19/17 | Steven Emerson
    On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations.They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.This outraged CAIR officials, who immediately began efforts to get their organization removed from the list. They found a powerful ally in Secretary of State John Kerry, who authorized State Department officials to meet regularly with UAE officials to lobbying on behalf of CAIR and MAS .CAIR already had a sympathetic ear in the Obama administration, including...
  • Kerry not attending inauguration, official says

    01/18/2017 11:08:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/18/17 | foxnews
    Add Secretary of State John Kerry to list of those skipping the inauguration Friday. A State Department official confirmed to Fox News that the outgoing chief diplomat “will not attend the inauguration.” The official did not give a reason.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry to Skip Trump Inauguration

    01/18/2017 10:48:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Jan 17 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of State John Kerry won't be attending President-elect Trump's inauguration on Friday, according to the State Department. "The secretary will not attend the inauguration," a State Department official told the Washington Examiner. The official had no comment on why Kerry wouldn't attend.
  • Will John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton on January 20th? He can.

    01/17/2017 9:36:46 PM PST · by Pilsner · 84 replies
    January 17, 2017 | Pilsner
    How could John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton? After all, it is the President of the United States, not the Secretary of State, who is empowered by the Constitution “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Art. II, Section 2, United States Constitution. Secretary of State John Kerry will not be President of the United States on Friday, so how could he pardon Hillary Clinton? The incumbent President’s term expires, and Donald Trump’s Presidency begins, at noon, on January 20th. XXth Amendment, Section 1, United States Constitution. But Donald Trump will not...
  • John Kerry Predicts Trump Administration Will Last "A Year, Two Years, Whatever"

    01/17/2017 12:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Geneva on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that he does not believe that president-elect Donald Trump will repeal everything he says he will when his administration comes into power on Friday, but if he does it could cause significant damage for "a year, two years, whatever, while the [Trump] administration is there."(continued)
  • Kerry: Israel marching towards being a 'unitary state'

    01/17/2017 9:50:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 01/17/17 02:04 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that it was the fault of Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that a peace deal was not agreed upon during the Obama administration. Speaking to Christiane Amanpour on CNN, Kerry rejected Amanpour’s assertion that the administration failed to broker a peace deal. “The leaders of the two countries involved — one country and one entity, the Palestinian Authority — have failed to come to the table and reach agreement. You know the old saying — you can lead a horse to water, you can’t make it drink. Now, we...
  • JOHN KERRY’S RETURN TO VIETNAM

    01/17/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Matthew Vadum
    He ends his political career as he began it: wrong about everything With mere days remaining in office, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Southeast Asia to reminisce with his Communist friends and ideological soulmates in Vietnam. He was welcomed with open arms in Vietnam, still a Communist dictatorship after all these decades. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s one of the reasons the United States lost the war there.
  • Kerry says it's inappropriate for Trump to step into German politics

    01/16/2017 7:57:42 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Lesley Wroughton and Andrew Roche
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it was "inappropriate" for Donald Trump to brand German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy "a catastrophic mistake". "I thought frankly it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner," Kerry told CNN's Christiane Amanpour during a one-day visit to London in the last week of the Obama administration. "He will have to speak to that. As of Friday, he is responsible for that relationship." Trump, who will be sworn in as president on Friday, had said...
  • John Kerry: Trump’s Foreign Policy Comments ‘Inappropriate’

    01/16/2017 2:22:12 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16th, 2017 | PAM KEY
    Monday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” commenting on President-elect Donald Trump’s first UK interview with The Times of London, which covered several international issues, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “I thought frankly it was an inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other country in a quite direct manner.” KERRY: He’ll have to speak to that as of Friday. You know he’s responsible for that relationship. AMANPOUR: You're talking about Angela Merkel's refugee policy which he did call catastrophic. KERRY: He did call it that and I think that she was extremely...
  • State Department Held Stress Workshops After Trump’s Win

    01/16/2017 2:56:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The State Department held stress management sessions following Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, providing employees tips for how to cope with change so they do not “become paralyzed by fear.” . . . The State Department’s Employee Consultation Service sponsored the stress management events. Workers were given excused absence from their work duties in order to attend the one-hour sessions.
  • Back in the delta, US envoy Kerry meets Viet Cong foe

    01/15/2017 6:14:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/14/17 | afp Dave Clark
    Viet Cong veteran Vo Ban Tam remembers the first time he crossed paths with John Kerry on the banks on the Bay Hap river, a day that ended in bloodshed. Almost a half-century later, the now 70-year-old Mekong Delta shrimp farmer locked eyes with the US Secretary of State on Saturday and they warmly grasped hands in mutual respect. Kerry returned to the Vietnam waterway at the end of a visit to the Communist nation, less than a week before he was to leave office, searching for the spot where he won a Silver Star for bravery as a young...
  • Kerry Attending Mideast Peace Conference, But Won’t ‘Box In the Incoming Administration’

    01/15/2017 8:49:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2017 | 4:28 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry is participating in a French-hosted conference on Mideast peace less than a week before the end of the administration to ensure U.S. views are heard, but with no “intent to in any way box in the incoming administration,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday. At the same time, however, Toner declined to say whether Kerry would act to ensure that a communique coming out of Sunday’s conference does not call on the Trump administration to reconsider a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. French officials have suggested that the...
  • Kerry calls [Israel's] PM from Paris, vows no further UN action (HUGE victory for Trump and Bibi

    01/15/2017 10:03:37 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 30 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 15, 2017 | Raphael Ahren and Times of Israel staff
    US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday from the Paris peace conference, promising to prevent any followup action to a resolution set to be drawn up on Sunday, either at the confab itself or at the United Nations Security Council. After a month of chilly ties between Washington and Jerusalem, Kerry updated Netanyahu about the steps he was taking to “soften” the text of the final communique, which is expected to be issued by the conference participants later Sunday.
  • Back on the Mekong Delta, John Kerry finds a man who once tried to kill him and exoneration

    01/14/2017 11:12:40 AM PST · by SanchoP · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01/14/2017 | Carol Morello
    CA MAU, Vietnam — It could have been 1969 again as Secretary of State John F. Kerry stood on the bow of the small boat chugging up the Bay Hap River on Saturday, the wind billowing his sleeves and his eyes darting left and right toward banks shrouded in dark foliage. As a young Navy lieutenant, Kerry commanded a Swift boat along this stretch of churning brown waters in the middle of a free-fire zone. Here, he earned a Silver Star for his heroics when he leapt ashore after an ambush to pursue a fleeing Viet Cong with a grenade...
  • John Kerry, 72 Countries Set to Gang Up On Israel At Paris ‘Peace’ Summit on Sunday

    01/13/2017 9:20:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In a shameful display of rogue diplomacy, 72 countries – minus Israel – are set to attend a Middle East “peace” conference in Paris on Sunday widely expected to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state. Fresh from his 70-minute speech two weeks ago largely singling out Israel for condemnation, lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the U.S. at the Mideast confab. There, Kerry is slated to represent the Obama administration in crafting a “consensus” document on an Israeli-Palestinian deal. This after a U.S. abstention last month allowed the passage of a United Nations...
  • Kerry Exits as Congenital Liar and Traitor to America & Israel

    01/12/2017 11:59:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Joan Swirsky
    Mr. Kerry, with all your pretensions and posturing, your thinly-disguised anger and hostility, your attempts to excise from yourself the things you hated most--your military status, your American identity, your Jewish blood--you failed! Nothing could have surprised—indeed shocked—the national and international public more than learning through a Boston Globe article by Jennifer Anne Perez on February 2, 2003, that U.S. Senator John Kerry—who presented himself as a born-to-the-purple “Boston Brahmin” of Irish-Catholic ancestry—was in fact the grandson of Czech Jews. Like another Democrat, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Kerry pretended to be shocked! shocked! to learn of his Jewish...
  • Kerry apologizes for State Department discrimination against LGBT employees

    01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2017 | By Theodore Schleifer and Laura Koran
    (CNN)The State Department on Monday formally apologized for what it describes as decades of discrimination against LGBT employees and job applicants, a rare statement meant to right wrongs that preceded current Secretary of State John Kerry. "These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today," Kerry said in a statement issued by the department in his name. "On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past." Kerry has been under pressure in recent weeks to issue a public apology. In November, Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who...
  • Kerry: US More ‘Secure, Respected, Engaged’ Since Obama Took Office

    01/05/2017 1:44:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/5/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    U.S. Secretary of State’s John Kerry’s closing memo to President Barack Obama painted a rosy picture of the U.S. role in the world since Obama took office in 2008. Kerry claimed Obama made the best of a bad situation, citing Obama’s inheritance of wars not his own in Iraq and Afghanistan, in addition to a grave economic crisis. Talking points seeking to validate Obama’s supposed success by blaming the past are a frequent and familiar direction for the Obama administration. “The United States is more secure, more respected, and more engaged in the world,” the glowing memo states, adding that,...
  • ISRAEL DOES NOT DESERVE A LECTURE FROM JOHN KERRY

    01/05/2017 7:12:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Col. Bill Connor
    We should lecture Israel's neighbors about their treatment of Jews and other non-Muslims before any criticism of Israel The day after betraying Israel with abstention in the unfair UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, John Kerry attacked Israel directly. In addition to a number of cutting slights, Kerry admonished Israel stating that Israel can be either a “Democracy or a Jewish state, but not both.” This was wrong on a number of levels, but particularly in the patronizing rhetoric directed at Israeli democracy.
  • Mark Levin Wipes the Floor With Anti-Semitic Barack Obama and John Kerry

    01/04/2017 10:54:43 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-05-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    On his internet video show yesterday, Mark Levin tore into Jew-haters Barack Obama and John Kerry. The popular talk radio host attacked the two Democrat leaders for turning their backs on Israel in the last month of 2016: they refused to vote against an anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council, and Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech in which he blasted Israel for a full 70 minutes. Never before had anyone under the age of 71 seen anything like it. Although Levin was on vacation when Kerry gave his speech, he came back yesterday with a vengeance....
  • The Iran Nuclear Deal From Hell, and UN Ambassador Samantha Power in the Age of Genocide

    07/20/2015 6:08:06 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 July 2015 | Claudia Rossett
    Thirteen years ago, Samantha Power made a name for herself with her Pulitzer prize-winning book, “‘A Problem from Hell’: America and the Age of Genocide.” In this book, she explored the history of America’s reluctance to intervene to stop or prevent genocides. Prescribing American intervention as justified on grounds both “moral” and in service of “enlightened self-interest,” Power asked how something so clear in retrospect as the need to stop genocide could “become so muddled at the time by rationalization, institutional constraints, and a lack of imagination.” It appears that on Monday morning, Power herself is going to demonstrate exactly...
  • Samantha Power Watched Half a Million Arabs Die — Then Slammed Israel

    12/25/2016 6:17:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    All our Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is missing is a fiddle. For the duration of the seemingly endless Syrian civil war, she has figuratively fiddled while that country burns. Now, with one foot out the door from a tenure that has all but obliterated her once formidable reputation as an anti-genocide activist, she’s decided to kick Israel in the teeth. What most amazes me about this past Friday’s anti-Israel resolution that was cooked up by Barack Obama, John Kerry, Susan Rice, and Power is not that it took place. We have long known that the quartet had...
  • LEAKED AUDIO: OBAMA WANTED ISIS TO GROW

    01/03/2017 10:00:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 01/02/16
    Kerry also admitted U.S. helped arm jihadists As President Obama reflects on his legacy, a recording of Secretary of State John Kerry conversing with leaders of Syrian opposition groups is casting more light on his approach to ISIS, indicating his administration believed that allowing the Islamic State to grow would serve the White House’s objective of ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad. The recording was leaked to the New York Times and reported Sept. 30, but the Conservative Tree House blog this week featured portions of Kerry’s statements that were virtually ignored at the time. Regime change was Obama’s only objective...
  • Audio Reveals What John Kerry Told Syrians Behind Closed Doors

    01/02/2017 5:04:02 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2016 | ANNE BARNARD
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Secretary of State John Kerry was clearly exasperated, not least at his own government. Over and over again, he complained to a small group of Syrian civilians that his diplomacy had not been backed by a serious threat of military force, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Times. The 40-minute discussion, on the sidelines of last week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York, provides a glimpse of Mr. Kerry’s frustration with his inability to end the Syrian crisis. He veered between voicing sympathy for the Syrians’ frustration with United...
  • 2017 01 01 11 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Resolution 2334 Fallout"(video)

    01/01/2017 12:44:06 PM PST · by Lera · 11 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/1/17 | John Haller
    One of several parting shots that the Obama Administration has taken at Israel is the recent vote by the UN Security Council. The vote which passed 14-0 with 1 abstention (The US) has placed Israel in a very precarious position. Are we seeing the time that Israel will become a cup of trembling? Will Daniel's prophecies soon be fulfilled? Join John as he walks us through a disastrous week of foreign policy failures, spearheaded by John Kerry, that puts America at odds with the Israel, and thus, at odds with God. Get prayed up...it is going to be a fast-moving...
  • John Kerry’s practiced betrayal of friends

    12/31/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Washington Times | 29 Dec, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    John Kerry doesn’t come late to the betrayal of friends. He has had considerable practice. In 1971, when he was a young lieutenant just back from Vietnam, where he was a decorated skipper of a Swift Boat patrolling the Mekong River, he appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to pay his “respects” to the American soldiers, sailors and Marines he fought a war with. Representing all those veterans, he told the senators, he wanted to talk about war crimes he said “were committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.”...
  • What Kerry Should Have Said

    12/30/2016 11:39:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan Calic
    When Secretary of State John Kerry delivered his comprehensive statement on the Arab-Israel conflict in front of a safe audience at the State Department, he took over an hour to defend the decision of the United States to in essence allow passage of the recent UN anti-Israel resolution by abstaining from it, rather than adhering to the longstanding policy of the U.S. to veto such resolutions. The general thrust of his message was to chastise Israel for building “settlements” on land defined as “occupied Palestinian territory,” as the main obstacle preventing a two-state solution. In addition to focusing attention on...
  • Traitor John Kerry

    12/30/2016 9:43:10 AM PST · by samovar123 · 12 replies
    http://intellectualconservative.com/traitor-john-kerry/ ^ | 12/30/2016 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    John Kerry was and is a traitor to the American fighting forces and the basic principles that our country is founded upon. Being a retired combat veteran myself, from a few years later and a different venue, I understand what it takes to work together as a team, and to stand side by side with your fellow man. I have worked with and stood next to some of the finest this country have to offer. I would like to believe I speak for many when I say that John Kerry was, in fact a traitor and still is, both to...
  • Kerry’s one-sided, self-serving sermon for Mideast peace

    12/29/2016 3:14:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2016 | By Benny Avni
    Will they ever be out of our hair? At the State Department on Wednesday, John Kerry tried to emulate the late Fidel Castro with a tedious, whiny, self-absorbed and self-serving 72-minute marathon of musings about Israeli-Palestinian peace. Contrary to the event’s title and hype, Kerry’s homily was light on “vision.” That part of the speech was summarized, an hour into the thing, in a sketchy, six-point plan only a political theoretician could like, which will soon join numerous other peace plans now collecting dust in forgotten archives. Most of the speech was a defense of President Obama’s decision to allow...
  • Pretty much everyone in the U.S. hated Kerry’s awful anti-Israel speech

    12/29/2016 7:39:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Classic Obama and classic John Kerry - excusing the sins of tyrants and despots while assaulting Israel with dishonest slander. John Kerry is a loathesome man. He has been since Winter Soldier Hearings of the early 1970s, when he publicly accused his fellow Vietnam veterans of horrific atrocities. He was loathesome when he ran for president in 2004 against George W. Bush, and claimed that a U.S. president must pass a "global test" that requires the approval of foreign leaders. (Blessedly, Kerry failed to pass the American test and was rejected by voters.)
  • John Kerry, tireless in his diplomatic efforts, often came up empty-handed

    12/29/2016 6:29:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/27/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    John F. Kerry was late to his own party. Staffers, journalists and other officials were gathered in the ornate Benjamin Franklin salon at the State Department on Dec. 14 for early Christmas festivities. But the secretary of State was nowhere to be seen. Kerry was on the telephone to various world leaders, trying to find out about a major diplomatic meeting — from which the United States had been excluded. The gathering, which sought to broker a resolution to the devastating Syrian conflict, took place six days later in Moscow and involved the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey.
  • Mitchell to Kerry: ‘How Disappointed Are You’ Trump Could Undo Your Hard ‘Work' on Israel?

    12/28/2016 11:27:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 28, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    MSNBC host and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell scored an exclusive interview on Wednesday afternoon with Secretary of State John Kerry following his speech blasting Israel and, not surprisingly, she served up softballs for Kerry up to attack Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The warm feelings were clear from the onset as Mitchell gushed over how Kerry’s 70-minute-plus remarks were “unusual” representing “an important moment” even though President-elect Donald Trump had been tweeting how he’s “very much disagreeing” with the Obama administration’s Israel policy and December 23 United Nations (UN) vote.
  • Schumer worried Kerry 'has emboldened extremists'

    12/28/2016 7:00:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 28, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    "While Secretary Kerry mentioned Gaza in his speech, he seems to have forgotten the history of the settlements in Gaza, where the Israeli government forced settlers to withdraw from all settlements and the Palestinians responded by sending rockets from Gaza into Israel," Schumer said in a statement. "This is something that people of all political stripes in Israel vividly remember.
  • Kerry harshly condemns Israeli settler activity as an obstacle to peace

    12/28/2016 2:39:54 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Carol Morello
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday offered a harsh and detailed assessment of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying their growth threatens to destroy the viability of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that the United States was obliged to allow passage of a U.N. resolution condemning the activity in order to preserve the possibility of peace. Kerry noted that the number of Israelis living in settlements has grown significantly and that their outposts are extending farther into the West Bank — “in the middle of what by any reasonable definition would be the future...
  • Kerry gets to deliver that anti-Israel speech he’s been practicing in the mirror all these years

    12/28/2016 2:43:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2016 | AllahPundit
    I’m excited for him. It’s no small thing for a man to realize a fantasy he’s cherished for decades, even though literally no one cares what he has to say. Obama’s a sport for letting him live the dream. That sounds like a joke but it isn’t. What explanation could there be for this except that Kerry badly wanted to extend a rhetorical middle finger to Netanyahu’s government, whose agenda he attacked today as being “driven by its most extreme elements,” on behalf of the Obama administration as they head out the door? Nothing will flow from it policy-wise. The...
  • Kerry: “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both.(tr)

    12/28/2016 2:48:58 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 52 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/28/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Full title : Kerry: “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both. And it won’t ever really be at peace.” …”The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing any reversible — an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want."Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one state...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Responds – Directly Calls President Obama and Secretary Kerry Liars

    12/28/2016 2:52:06 PM PST · by detective · 47 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 28, 2016 | Sundance
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded earlier today to the hour long speech by Secretary John Kerry and the clarified stance of the U.S. position toward Israel as outlined in the past several days.
  • Obama and Kerry want Israel to make "peace" with Palestinians for a two state solution

    12/28/2016 1:47:54 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 28, 2016 | Dan Miller
    How can Israel do that when the Palestinian Authority and Hamas teach children to hate and kill Israeli Jews?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51U_EBDggkQ   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzWjSpka6gA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-kOwFA8xZ4&t=3s  
  • In parting shot at Israel, Kerry warns Middle East peace in jeopardy

    12/28/2016 1:56:22 PM PST · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 28, 2016 | By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel's building of settlements on occupied land was endangering Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America's longtime ally. In a swiftly issued statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Kerry of bias. He said Israel did not need to be lectured to by foreign leaders and looked forward to working with incoming President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to pursue more pro-Israeli policies.
  • John Kerry to Andrea Mitchell: U.S. Allies 'Won't be Swayed' by Trump's Tweets

    12/28/2016 10:42:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 12/28/16 | Corky Siemaszko
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said American allies "won't be swayed or intimidated by a tweet" from President-elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly weighed in on foreign affairs despite not yet taking office. In an exclusive interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Kerry said he would not get into a "debate" with Trump, but suggested U.S. allies have been "affected" by the president-elect's recent commentary on U.S.-Israeli relations and other sensitive foreign policy issues.
  • Hoyer To Kerry: Shut Up; Update: Russia Says Nyet?

    12/28/2016 11:32:34 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 32 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 12/28/2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    n about two hours, John Kerry will deliver a speech at the State Department to outline the Obama administration’s plan for a peace settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Needless to say, the Israelis aren’t happy about it, Republicans are furious about it — and even some Democrats want Kerry and the White House to shut up. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House Democratic whip, lashed out at Kerry and the Obama administration for reversing decades of American policy on peace negotiations: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the Democratic whip in the House of Representatives and the second- highest ranking Democrat in...
  • [ August 3, 2015 ] Nuclear Nepotism: The Hushed Up Truth of Kerry’s Personal Iran Connection

    12/28/2016 12:41:15 PM PST · by Fedora · 20 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | August 3, 2015 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    SNIPA hushed up fact concerning Kerry’s personal life, involves his younger daughter from his deceased first wife, Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry. Kerry’s daughter married Dr. Brian (Behrooz) Vala Nahid, an Iranian-American physician and the son of Nooshin and Reza Vala Nahid of Los Angeles, in October 2009.SNIPKerry’s family connection to Iran is no secret, and in the melting pot that is the United States, it is not entirely surprising. What is significant is that as part of the wedding preparations, Kerry went to a dinner party hosted by George Soros at his Manhattan penthouse. He undoubtedly met the best man...
  • Netanyahu slams Kerry's speech defending UN vote as 'unbalanced'

    12/28/2016 11:41:11 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28, 2016
    Israel fired back at Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasting Kerry’s lengthy televised rebuke of the Middle Eastern democracy and the United States’ abstention from an anti-Israel United Nations vote last week. Netanyahu, speaking in Jerusalem just over an hour after Kerry’s speech had ended, said the speech was “as unbalanced as the anti-Israel resolution passed last week.” “Secretary Kerry paid lip service to the unrelenting campaign of terror that has been waged by the Palestinians against the Jewish State,” Netanyahu said. He later added: “Israelis do not need to be lectured about...
  • John Kerry Admits US Coordinated With UN Security Council on Israeli Settlement Resolution

    12/28/2016 12:09:37 PM PST · by malvor · 21 replies
    12/28/16 - John Kerry Admits US Coordinated With UN Security Council on Israeli Settlement Resolution