Author Topic: 'John Kerry is an alien, an ongoing embarrassment': what Israel thinks of US secretary of state  (Read 232 times)

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10994154/John-Kerry-is-an-alien-an-ongoing-embarrassment-what-Israel-thinks-of-US-secretary-of-state.html

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John Kerry has almost certainly been called worse things than a space alien – particularly by Israel's Right-wing camp, where contempt for the US secretary of state and his failed peacemaking efforts is unabashed.

But when the insult is levelled by the previously supportive Haaretz newspaper, standard-bearer of the country's liberal-Left, it may be time for him – and by extension, President Barack Obama – to take notice.

The withering description was coined by Barack Ravid, the paper's well-informed and normally restrained diplomatic editor, to describe Mr Kerry's attempts at brokering a truce to the bloody conflict in Gaza – rejected by Israel amid widespread mockery.

"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," wrote Mr Ravid, even while softening his remarks by describing Mr Kerry as "a true friend to Israel".

Worse still from Mr Kerry's viewpoint, the journalist suggested that, Moshe Ya'alon, the Israeli defence minister, "may have had a point" earlier this year when he labelled America's top diplomat "obsessive and messianic" in remarks that were widely disparaged at the time over his abortive attempts to mediate a peace deal with the Palestinians.


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LOL!  The Israel press (and politicians, I might add) sure do get their panties in a wad when they don't get 100% of what they want.  I guess foot stomping is to follow.   :laugh:


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