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Sunday, February 02, 2014

State Department denies he meant to threaten Israel

The US State Department is denying that US Secretary of State John FN Kerry meant to threaten Israel with all those little jabs about boycotts.
[State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki on Twitter:] "Secretary Kerry has a proud record of over 3 decades of staunch support for Israel's security and well-being, including staunch opposition to boycotts," Psaki insisted. "Just last year, while briefing Foreign Ministers at the EU conference in Vilinius on peacemaking efforts, he urged them to refrain from these measures."

"At the Munich Security Conference yesterday, he spoke forcefully in defense of Israel's interests as he consistently has throughout his public life," Psaki continued. "In response to the question about the peace process he described well known and previously stated facts about stakes for both sides if the process fails. Secretary Kerry's only reference to a boycott was a description undertaken by others that he has always opposed."

"Secretary Kerry has always expected opposition and difficult moments in the process and expects all parties to accurately portray his record and statements."
Kerry always supported Israel. Except when he supported Code Pink going to Gaza or when he supported that great reformer (Hillary Clinton's word) Bashar al-Assad.  But hey - some of his best friends are Jewish so what does it matter?

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