Tag: John Kerry

Kerry says current violence between Israelis, Palestinians ‘not sustainable’

UN warns of ‘catastrophe’; two terror attacks in West Bank in an hour; one Israeli woman injured   US Secretary of State John Kerry said the bloodshed between Israelis and Palestinians “is yet another indication of the folly of believing that efforts at permanent peace and reconciliation are somehow not worth pursuing.”   “The current […]

Kerry in Vienna for Syria talks including Iran, Saudis

Syria berated Saudi Arabia Thursday in bitter comments foreshadowing difficulties ahead for talks gathering key players and focused on ending the conflict.   Syria is not at the Vienna talks, which formally begin Friday. But as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior dignitaries arrived in the Austrian capital, Syria’s information minister lashed […]

Kerry: US steps up diplomacy, rebel support to end Syrian ‘hell’

The United States is intensifying its diplomacy to end the “hell” of Syria’s civil war even as it increases support for moderate rebels fighting Islamic State insurgents, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.   The chief US diplomat leaves for Vienna later for talks among more than a dozen foreign ministers on […]

Kerry plan for Jerusalem site leaves many issues unanswered

John Kerry’s latest Mideast mission has aimed for the modest goal of easing tensions around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site — the focal point of more than a month of deadly unrest.   But the steps announced by the U.S. secretary of state over the weekend did little to address the deeper issues behind the […]

Putin accuses West of playing ‘double game’ in Syria

“It’s always difficult to play a double game: declaring a fight against terrorists while simultaneously trying to use some of them to arrange the pieces on the Middle East chess board in one’s own interests,” Putin said at a meeting of political scientists in Sochi known as the Valdai Club.   “It is impossible to […]

No Holds Bared: Kerry’s broken moral compass

John Kerry’s comments about the recent wave of terrorist attacks spreading across the State of Israel are contemptible.   In response to the spate of murders of Jews, Kerry attempted to diagnose the cause by stating, “There’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years and there’s an increase in […]

Washington: European anti-Israel sentiment crossed the line into anti-Semitism

Last summer’s European “wave of anti-Israel sentiments…crossed the line into anti-Semitism,” the US State Department declared in its annual report on international religious freedom.   Released on Wednesday at a Washington press conference by Secretary of State John Kerry and Rabbi David Saperstein, US ambassador for religious freedom, the report declared that the surge in […]

No Holds Bared: Kerry’s broken moral compass

John Kerry’s comments about the recent wave of terrorist attacks spreading across the State of Israel are contemptible.   In response to the spate of murders of Jews, Kerry attempted to diagnose the cause by stating, “There’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years and there’s an increase in […]

Washington: European anti-Israel sentiment crossed the line into anti-Semitism

Last summer’s European “wave of anti-Israel sentiments…crossed the line into anti-Semitism,” the US State Department declared in its annual report on international religious freedom.   Released on Wednesday at a Washington press conference by Secretary of State John Kerry and Rabbi David Saperstein, US ambassador for religious freedom, the report declared that the surge in […]

Kerry planning Mideast visit as US faces pressure to calm violence in Israel

The Obama administration is under pressure to help calm the growing violence in Israel which has some warning of a third intifada, as Israel’s military steps up its response to deadly Palestinian attacks by deploying hundreds of troops.   Amid the unrest, Secretary of State John Kerry just announced plans to visit the region, and […]