web analytics
December 19, 2014 / 27 Kislev, 5775
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein

Kerry Holding European Boycott Over Israel

Secretary of State John Kerry has been coordinating with the European Union regarding its boycott of Israeli settlements, a senior Palestinian negotiator reconfirmed to KleinOnline.

In August, that same Palestinian negotiator said the Obama administration is working behind the scenes, tying the potential of a future European Union boycott of Israeli settlements to the Jewish state’s actions during U.S.-brokered talks with the Palestinians.

Kerry is facing heavy criticism from Israeli leaders in response to comments he made that some say are supportive of the European boycott.

Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Kerry seemed to warn that if negotiations to create a Palestinian state fail, Israel could face growing international boycotts.

“You see for Israel there is an increasing deligitimization campaign that has been building up. People are very sensitive to it,” said Kerry. “There are talk of boycotts and other kinds of things. Are we all going to be better with all of that?”

“The risks are very high for Israel,” Kerry continued. “People are talking about boycott. That will intensify in the case of failure.

“Do they want a failure that then begs whatever may come in the form of a response from disappointed Palestinians and the Arab community?”

Israeli leaders took issue with Kerry’s statements and his failure to condemn what many see as an anti-Semitic boycott.

In response, the State Department issued a statement explaining that Kerry’s remarks were taken out of context, clarifying that Kerry opposes boycotts against Israel.

However, the senior negotiator reiterated comments he made to KleinOnline in August in which he said he was told that the Obama administration has been coordinating the boycott threat with the EU as leverage to ensure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes along with the talks.

“They agreed to a ‘good cop, bad cop’ attitude,” said the negotiator of the U.S.-EU relationship regarding the boycott.

Last August, the same senior Palestinian negotiator said that the EU guidelines were published in full coordination with Kerry.

The negotiator further claimed that if Israel does not collaborate with Palestinian talks being brokered by Kerry, the EU financial sanctions could become tougher. The threat has been communicated to Israeli officials, according to the Palestinian negotiator.

Possible further boycotts being considered, the negotiator stated, include an official statement from EU that settlements are illegal; a full financial boycott; and sanctions on all trade, universities and Jewish entities in the settlements.

Another possibility is an EU dictate requiring special visas for settlers.

On the other hand, if Israel goes along with Kerry’s peace plan, the EU will reconsider its future settlement boycott, the Palestinian negotiator stated.

 

Will Obama Visit Iran?

During a radio interview on Sunday, former UN ambassador John Bolton said he wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama visited Iran on a peace mission.

“I’ve heard rumors to that effect. And it wouldn’t surprise me,” Bolton said on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio on New York’s WABC Radio.

Continued Bolton: “You know, the chief negotiator with Iran [Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs] Wendy Sherman was also the Clinton administration’s chief negotiator with North Korea at the end of the Clinton administration.

“And it was very clear after Secretary of State Albright’s visit to Pyongyang that they hoped that they could get Clinton to North Korea before the end of his term. So it wouldn’t surprise me and it’s a reflection of the approach of the Obama administration overall.

“I have called this Geneva agreement with Iran if not the equivalent of Munich in 1938, certainly right up there in second place.”

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Cinema City Iron Man Theater in Jerusalem. (illustrative)
US Govt IDs North Korea in Sony Cyber Terror Attack
Latest Indepth Stories
Greiff-112814-Men

Am Yisrael is one family, filled with excruciating pain&sorrow for losing the 4 kedoshim of Har Nof

Two dreidels from the author’s extensive collection.

What is its message of the dreidel?” The complexity and hidden nature of history and miracles.

Keeping-Jerusalem

Police play down Arab terrorism as mere “violence” until the truth can no longer be hidden.

Sprecher-121914

The 7 branches of the menorah represent the 7 pillars of secular wisdom, knowledge, and science.

Obama obtained NO verifiable commitments from Cuba it would desist from acts prejudicial to the US

No one would deny that the program subjected detainees to less than pleasant treatment, but the salient point is, for what purpose?

For the past six years President Obama has consistently deplored all Palestinian efforts to end-run negotiations in search of a UN-imposed agreement on Israel.

It’s not an admiration. It is simply a kind of journalist fascination. It stands out, it’s different from more traditional Orthodoxy.

For Am Yisrael, the sun’s movements are subservient to the purpose of our existence.

Israelis now know Arab terrorism isn’t caused by Israeli occupation but by ending Israeli occupation

Anti-Semitism is a social toxin that destroys the things that people most cherish and enjoy.

Amb. Cooper highlighted the impact of the Chanukah/Maccabee spirit on America’s Founding Fathers

Zealousness has its place and time in Judaism; Thank G-d for heroic actions of the Maccabees!

Israel and the strengthening of the Jewish people in faith and numbers has brought a growing light

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/aaron-klein/quick-takes-news-you-may-have-missed-220/2014/02/12/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: