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Monday, February 03, 2014

Minister slams Kerry for being biased

Communications Minister Gilad Erdan slammed US Secretary of State John FN Kerry as a 'biased intermediary' at a conference sponsored by Arutz Sheva on Monday.
"Currently threats are still heard against citizens of Israel and they try to terrorize us. When we hear John Kerry and the American State Department, we think they are wrong in their analysis of what's happening in the Middle East," emphasized Erdan.
"It would be expected from someone who's supposed to be a fair and objective intermediary to also tell the Palestinian side about the price they will have to pay over their stubborn refusal to recognize the right of the Jewish people to their own nation state," remarked Erdan. "Where's the Palestinian price on all the continued incitement against Israel's existence?"
This kind of balanced approach of warning both sides isn't seen in Kerry, who constantly "puts the pressure on the prime minister and the government of Israel," Erdan noted.
Erdan added that while the US is an "important friend and ally," in this "harsh dispute" Israel doesn't intend to submit to the US plan to have Israel withdraw to the 1949 Armistice lines and create an Arab capital in Jerusalem.
"Yes - we won't divide the land of Israel; yes - we won't divide Jerusalem, and our right to live in Shiloh and Beit El is no less than the right of the people of Israel to sit in Tel Aviv and Ramle and Haifa or any other place," declared Erdan, referring to two ancient Jewish towns in the Samaria (Shomron) region.
If anyone sees Prime Minister Netanyahu's backbone, please let him know that most of his ministers will back him if he stands up to Kerry.  And if anyone sees the ministers, please let them know that they must resist pressure from Netanyahu to succumb to Kerry.

What could go wrong?

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