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Israel harshly critical of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, called 'an Alien'

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/27/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Right-wing faction of Israeli government highly disdainful of Kerry's competency

The United States and Israel have been the staunchest of allies since Israel reached statehood following World War II - but this doesn't mean that the nations have always seen eye-to-eye. Indeed, the right-wing faction of the Israeli government are harshly critical of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. "It's as if he isn't the foreign minister of the world's most powerful nation, but an alien, who just disembarked his spaceship in the Mideast," Barack Ravid of the Haaretz newspaper wrote.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's apparent decision to use Qatar as a conduit through which to communicate with Hamas, effectively ditching an earlier Egyptian proposal which the group had rejected has stirred the pot.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's apparent decision to use Qatar as a conduit through which to communicate with Hamas, effectively ditching an earlier Egyptian proposal which the group had rejected has stirred the pot.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/27/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: John Kerry, Israel, Haaretz newspaper, criticism


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Ravid di go on to qualify his statements by saying that Kerry was "a true friend to Israel."
 
Kerry has been called worse things. What was remarkable was that the insult was levelled by the previously supportive Haaretz newspaper, standard-bearer of the country's liberal-Left.

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Ravid, the paper's well-informed and normally restrained diplomatic editor, to described Kerry's attempts at brokering a truce to the bloody conflict in Gaza, rejected by Israel amid widespread mockery.

Worse still from Kerry's viewpoint, the journalist suggested that, Moshe Ya'alon, the Israeli defense minister, "may have had a point" earlier this year when he labelled America's top diplomat "obsessive and messianic."

The Israeli media carried similarly mocking depictions in abundance this past weekend. Major figures in Benjamin Netanyahu's government professed amazement at the terms of a proposed ceasefire deal which they said were skewed in favor of Hamas, the Islamist militant group which Israel is fighting.

Kerry was described as "an ongoing embarrassment, with the characteristics of a snowball. The further he rolls, the greater the embarrassment," columnist Ben Caspit said.

The denouncement in the Haaretz newspaper signals Kerry's credibility loss in the eyes of Washington's closest Middle East ally, according to Israeli government insiders.

"If he gets rubbished by Haaretz, it means he really goofed up," one official said, who said the criticism was widely shared across the Israeli political spectrum.

Kerry's apparent decision to use Qatar as a conduit through which to communicate with Hamas, effectively ditching an earlier Egyptian proposal which the group had rejected has stirred the pot. According to a separate report in Haaretz, a draft ceasefire arrangement made no mention of requiring the destruction of tunnels that Israel says have been dug to carry out attacks on its citizens or of depriving Hamas of its rockets and missiles.

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