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Entire Israeli Cabinet Rejects Kerry’s Proposed Ceasefire, Talks Continue

Bibi's cabinet unanimously rejected Kerry's ceasefire proposal, but still considering 12-hour break.

John Kerry

John Kerry
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As news of some details of the ceasefire deal proposed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emerges, we also learn that the entire cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rejected the proposal.

Some in the Israeli media quoted sources who described Kerry’s proposal as “the Qatari plan, with some ornaments.”

But Kerry continued with his efforts and announced that “we are working towards a brief, seven-day humanitarian ceasefire,” and just a few hours later, Netanyahu made another announcement.

“We agreed to consider a 12-hour ceasefire proposed by U.N.’s Ban ki-Moon,” Netanyahu stated, according to i24 News.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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153 Responses to “Entire Israeli Cabinet Rejects Kerry’s Proposed Ceasefire, Talks Continue”

  1. NO BREAK !!! FINISH THEM !!In 12 hours they will reorganize

  2. Do not fall for this idiot.

  3. Good stand your ground

  4. Vermont, USA stands with Israel! Always and Forever!

  5. Olga Pinsky says:

    Kerry, go home! Your BS is not needed in Israel.

  6. i am sure there is far more to it

  7. This cease fire needs to be brokered fairly. Qatar and Turkey are not Israel’s friends. Unfortunately Kerry is too weak to negotiate properly.

  8. Jean Kinney says:

    KERRY GET OUT OF ISREAL’S WAY AND LET THEM FINISH THE JOB

  9. Karen Bryant says:

    Stay committed. Don’t let others dictate to you.

  10. 12 hours for what?… for hamas to relocate rockets and to have time for another plan?

  11. Bibi…God is with u… and Israel nation hope u will do the best for all… God bless Israel…

  12. Why 12 hour break? For what? This is a war not a popularity contest.

  13. See: Psalm 121: 1-2!!!

  14. him and his boss are pro hamas. why should we accept anything they say. it is a trick to harm us

  15. Ceasefire for what???!!! So that they reorganise themselves??? No way!!! We will carry on wiyh our operation…

  16. I do not trust ANYONE who gives Hamas money.

  17. Perry Dortch says:

    Finish Hamas Off….. Don’t allow them to escape! Eradicate them!

  18. Don’t agree – Hamas won’t and we know that already. There is no honor there.

  19. Don’t agree – Hamas won’t and we know that already. There is no honor there.

  20. Jack Pinski says:

    Do not fall for this idiot.

  21. Zak Klein says:

    Great job Israel, don’t listen to lackey Kerry. Keep destroying those terrorists.

  22. Why would any body listen to Kerry, he is a idiot.

  23. Bob Phillips says:

    Why do they even listen to this Kerry fool?

  24. waht did this man proposed, my G—, all the cabinet rejected!

  25. Praying God will give you wisdom knowledge and light your way Bibi. My family stand wt Israel , the chosen people of Holy God.

  26. Emely Silver says:

    What an idiot, he is a poor excuse for a Secretary of State.

  27. Go sale your katchup stupid

  28. Kim Sloan says:

    LMAOi Kerry can’t seem to get it right.

  29. Wow! The entire diverse cabinet!

  30. Rick Lutes says:

    Bibi’s cabinet unanimously rejected Kerry’s ceasefire proposal,
    Do you know how bad something must be for 23 Jews from 6 different Parties to agree on something unanimously?

  31. Marco Singer says:

    Ceasefire, where the Israeli soldiers are in the middle of the operation and in urban area would lead only to losses of IDF soldiers life !

    Already twice agreed ceasefire was broken the Hamas, Fatah & Co. terrorist.

    Hamas chief Hannie said that they would not accept any ceasefire with Israel, so who want & ask for the ceasefire, Obama & Kerry?!

  32. Down with all enemies of Israel!!

  33. A devil of a deal or a deal with the devil??? Remain strong & steadfast Israel!

  34. He proposed that Israel stop destroying tunnels going into Israel. Now I know he has gone around the bend. Stay out of Israels business. They have it covered.

  35. He proposed that Israel stop destroying tunnels going into Israel. Now I know he has gone around the bend. Stay out of Israels business. They have it covered.

  36. Avi Copelan says:

    What would Hilary do?

  37. He’s such a wanker. Though he did pull off a miracle by getting the whole cabinet to agree to something- not sure that’s ever happened before. How much more money will Qatar get for their bs “cease fire” proposals.

  38. Diane Hudson says:

    Ashamed that he is in American!

  39. Bibi & his cabinet wants what is good for Israel, kerry hates Israel & knows that a ceasefire would be the end of the Jewish homeland. theguy is an anti-semitic scumbag.

  40. I wouldn’t believe The Viet Nam Traitor..Dishonorably Discharged From The Navy if the sun was out and he told me the sun was shining..He is a lying, two (uber ugly) face Muzzie loving son of a bitch..He just gave Hamas $48 mil of our money!!!

  41. As an American, I’m sorry that Israel is having to deal with this moron and our evil president. Many of us never voted for him and cannot wait until he is gone for good. We are ashamed

  42. Kerry should not be allowed back into Israel.

  43. Izik Izik says:

    Kerry.go home and stay there

  44. Izik Izik says:

    Kerry.go home and stay there

  45. Neeta Green says:

    Watch him !!He is anti Israel.

  46. Neeta Green says:

    Watch him !!He is anti Israel.

  47. Joe Phillips says:

    the time is way over due to get rid of this piece of ****

  48. Stand your ground and don’t listen to Kerry or Obama.

  49. Gal Tamir says:

    Told you so Kerry: take your proposal and SHOVE IT!!

  50. Israel should only take a 12 hour break IF if is in their interest, otherwise don’t give the enemy more time to regroup. We stand with Israel ALWAYS!

  51. Ben Sismai says:

    -
    Look no further than the political protrusion of world powers (in particular the US) to explain any military ineptness within Israel. While acknowledging Israel’s right to exist, American interests insist on tying Israel’s hands (or at least one behind the back) in her need for expansion and defense, and the highly pressurized ‘peace’ initiative is the primary vehicle by which that intrusion is asserted.

    Biblical prophecy reveals that there is coming a leader that will put forth a miraculous plan for world peace, and it is clear to see that even now the world is readying itself to receive him. He is the beast, the anti-christ, who once he has completely deceived the nations into following him, will turn and reek destruction on all who will not bow down to him as god. And even now O Israel, you are coming under his spirit, and falling head long into his plan.

    Wake up, you who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Adonai is not sparing the land and people of Israel for their sake, but for His holy name’s sake, and for a chosen remnant to go into his millennial kingdom at his return.

    Wake up O remnant, and know that your time is close at hand (JOEL 2)
    -
    ISRAEL – ‘Two Songs, Two People’
    http://end-of-days.weebly.com/israel—two-songs-two-people.html
    -

  52. Ben Sismai says:

    -
    Look no further than the political protrusion of world powers (in particular the US) to explain any military ineptness within Israel. While acknowledging Israel’s right to exist, American interests insist on tying Israel’s hands (or at least one behind the back) in her need for expansion and defense, and the highly pressurized ‘peace’ initiative is the primary vehicle by which that intrusion is asserted.

    Biblical prophecy reveals that there is coming a leader that will put forth a miraculous plan for world peace, and it is clear to see that even now the world is readying itself to receive him. He is the beast, the anti-christ, who once he has completely deceived the nations into following him, will turn and reek destruction on all who will not bow down to him as god. And even now O Israel, you are coming under his spirit, and falling head long into his plan.

    Wake up, you who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Adonai is not sparing the land and people of Israel for their sake, but for His holy name’s sake, and for a chosen remnant to go into his millennial kingdom at his return.

    Wake up O remnant, and know that your time is close at hand (JOEL 2)
    -
    ISRAEL – ‘Two Songs, Two People’
    http://end-of-days.weebly.com/israel—two-songs-two-people.html
    -

  53. Kerry should leave Israel alone. He knows nothing about committment to the People of Israel. Stay out of their way and run to Palestine where you really fit in.

  54. Sandy Reggie says:

    doesn’t kerry get it already? he doesn’t fool anyone, he’s a moron, unreliable, and his word is water

  55. Sandy Reggie says:

    or dirt, should say.

  56. John Kerry is a fool and no better than Obama.

  57. John Kerry is a fool and no better than Obama.

  58. Pete Boniel says:

    Where have you been Kerry when Israel would have accepted ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Why you didn’t convince Hamas to accept it. You are siding with the terrorists group. What a terror you are.

  59. i could not immagine how an american secretary supporting terrorist, i think kerry had forgotten sept. 11

  60. i could not immagine how an american secretary supporting terrorist, i think kerry had forgotten sept. 11

  61. i could not immagine how an american secretary supporting terrorist, i think kerry had forgotten sept. 11

  62. Yay israel tell lurch to swim home

  63. Yay israel tell lurch to swim home

  64. Yay israel tell lurch to swim home

  65. I support Israel’s obligation to make the right choices for her citizens. Let no other country sway you from that path

  66. Alema Gebreb says:

    Kerry’s cease-fire helps Hamas to rearm.

  67. Alema Gebreb says:

    Kerry’s cease-fire helps Hamas to rearm.

  68. send Kerry over to the hamas to talk peace with them…..

  69. Leo Nathan says:

    hey Kerry yoy better kerry your bags and return home

  70. Paul W. Howe says:

    Cease fire considered broken whn Ham*s shoot mussiles…return fire immi cos they are terrorist, a name they wear proudly…

  71. Charles Lee says:

    Ignore Obama and his mouthpiece

  72. Perry Dortch says:

    What wouldve happened if there ws no Iron Dome???

  73. Perry Dortch says:

    You cannot answer….

  74. Endu Endun says:

    Good job Israel,.never trust USA any more

  75. Endu Endun says:

    Good job Israel,.never trust USA any more

  76. JoAnn Morris says:

    Stop trying to tell Israel what to do. Bibi’s cabinet lives in Israel and they know what to do and will make the right decisions. Go home Kerry!

  77. Raymond Felx says:

    I’m glad you did not take up his offer since it was designed against Israel!

  78. Lurch, the “war hero”. What a loser.

  79. Lurch, the “war hero”. What a loser.

  80. Hahahaha!!! The ENTIRE Cabinet!!! Oh this is too good. First he gets security checked in Egypt and now this…..he needs to just go home and stay there. And I mean his house, not Washington.

  81. Hahahaha!!! The ENTIRE Cabinet!!! Oh this is too good. First he gets security checked in Egypt and now this…..he needs to just go home and stay there. And I mean his house, not Washington.

  82. ITS NOT ABOUT A PALESTINIAN STATE —

    ISLAM IS A FRAUD AN INVENTION AND ITS SOLE PURPOSE IS TO DESTROY ALL RELIGION EXCEPT ISLAM — ITS CALLED CONQUERING THE WORLD

    THE SOLUTION TO ISLAM TERROR – EXTERMINATE THE BASTARDS

    Palestine means Holy War on Jews”

    Dr. Mordechai Kedar, professor of Arabic-Studies at Bar-Ilan University (near Tel Aviv) presents his debut lecture at University of California at Irvine at the invitation of Ex-Muslims and Critics of Islam at U.C.I. on the topic of The Religious Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. He reveals that Islam prohibits any permanent peace with the State of Israel.

  83. Judy Walsh says:

    Kerry needs to stay out of Israels’ business. Leave Israel

  84. Loren Renee says:

    Send him to voice mail. No ceasefire, they use it for setting booby traps.

  85. Good!!! Israel has to do this!

  86. Gen. 12:3 those who bless Israel are blessed by God

  87. F*ck Kerry. Crush the HAMAS ! No ceasefire ! They want war we will give them war. Let us terrorize the terrorists from their home.

  88. Sarah, you know nothing about it so STFU ! Now go to the kitchen and cook something to eat.

  89. Maya Cohen says:

    It is sad that Obama’s administration is more interested in scoring political points than not putting Israel and Gaza at risk. Hammas is the Al Queda of the middle East. We do not negotiate with terrorists we destroy them! G-D bless you Israel Americans are with you!!

  90. Maya Cohen says:

    It is sad that Obama’s administration is more interested in scoring political points than not putting Israel and Gaza at risk. Hammas is the Al Queda of the middle East. We do not negotiate with terrorists we destroy them! G-D bless you Israel Americans are with you!!

  91. Maya Cohen says:

    ACTION ALERT: Tell President Obama to Stop Funding HamasHAMAS is a US State Department officially-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. According to the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 and the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2014, the US government is prohibited from providing foreign assistance to HAMAS or any power-sharing government of which HAMAS is a member or over which HAMAS has undue influence.PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION http://bit.ly/stop-funding-hamas NOW.

  92. Maya Cohen says:

    ACTION ALERT: Tell President Obama to Stop Funding HamasHAMAS is a US State Department officially-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. According to the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 and the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2014, the US government is prohibited from providing foreign assistance to HAMAS or any power-sharing government of which HAMAS is a member or over which HAMAS has undue influence.PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION http://bit.ly/stop-funding-hamas NOW.

  93. Pedro Monge says:

    No ceasefire !!! give HAMAS hell !!!

  94. Kerry lost his mind. Instead of stopping Hamas from firing rockets, he wants to stop Israel and give Hamas time to reorganize and hit Israel with more power. This is REAL KERRY, a shadow of BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

  95. John DeLancy says:

    Baruch Ha’Shem for giving these wise people strength to stand up to that bully and his minion. May He continue to strengthen His people Israel against _all_ of their enemies.

  96. Cease-fire is effective if all the leaders & armaments surrender to the Israeli government!

  97. a little humour in an ugly situation!

  98. Gary Rush says:

    Way 2 go Israeli cabinet and Bibi,tell Kerry 2 shove it

  99. BOYCOTT ALL HEINZ PRODUCTS!!>>>NO REVENUE…NO POWER!!

  100. NO MORE TERRORISTS IN ‘OUR’ INFRASTRUCTURE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. I STAND WITH ISRAEL! Go away, Kerry! You are unfit for the job!

  102. Elyce Benham says:

    Both have agreed to a cease fire approximately 1 hr ago (2200 hrs PDT). I don’t know the time period agreed upon yet. :)

  103. That Kerry is such an idiot wow

  104. That Kerry is such an idiot wow

  105. Jean Perles says:

    kerry go home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. Barack Obama literally against the law is defending Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian rebels, Turkey, ISIS, and HAMAS, AND… … DEFIANTLY STOPS FLIGHTS TO ISRAEL because he is muslim brotherhood. Now what is untrue? Us or him? Who is the war criminal?
    Good get all of them off the face of this earth. Finally.
    Stop teaching children to slaughter the Jews and Nasrenes. You ****ing animal muslim bastards. You ****s. Nazi militant islamists all they all are now. Everywhere muslims are they all have same agenda. Nazi militants. Fairly simple. Why it is so is anyone’s guess. People are defiantly aggressively supporting islamic people knowing they are child rapists, brutal abusers of human rights. It is evidently obvious to be current en vogue to show sympathies for people who kill indiscriminately using butcher knives and guns beheading us for simply being non muslim. There is no justification for tolerating islam. There just is an identifiable group to either support or deny support or acceptance. I see no difference to any race or culture. I see behaviors. I see a mass insanity. I see you for your perverse inhumanity. All of you. They are killing people. They are illegal. They are literally murdering brutally all non islamic people and have been indoctrinating their children to murder rape and abuse all in opposition to islamic movement. Are you seriously defending their existence? You are sick people who do.

  107. Edgar Asis says:

    verygood Israel,, don’t let Kerry rule over you! kick his ass out of Israel!!!!!!!!

  108. kerry not for you

  109. Ceasefire for Israel but the Hamas don’t want ceasefire

  110. Perry Dortch says:

    What would be if there was no IRON DOME what wouldve happened in Israel…?

  111. Perry Dortch says:

    What would be if there was no IRON DOME what wouldve happened in Israel…?

  112. Perry Dortch says:

    What would be if there was no IRON DOME what wouldve happened in Israel…?

  113. send him packing, what an idiot

  114. Most Americans don’t trust him. Why should we expect a country with backbone to trust this administration.

  115. Ron Speer says:

    Kerry needs to come home and SHUT UP. Malarky is his middle name.

  116. Unfair attack, Rahim? Hamas was given plenty of chances. They kept firing. They need to be completely exterminated for good this time. No more mercy for those rats.

  117. PLEASE SEND him PACKING

  118. Jim Irving says:

    Ask Secretary Kerry if he would accept his proposal if someone was shooting rockets at his neighborhood. Who is right and who is wrong? Neville Chamberlain’s concession of part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler seemed like a great idea – unless you were a Czech.

  119. Kerry is an idiot,, and giving usa money to Hamas.. what more does israel need to know ???

  120. Kerry is an idiot,, and giving usa money to Hamas.. what more does israel need to know ???

  121. No breaks. They cause IDF casualties. It’s a war!

  122. Reject Kerry, send him home to Obama and “finish” the job. Destroy Hamas; it’s one less enemy in a target rich environment. :)

  123. Dana Welch says:

    John Kerry. Twit, by his own actions and words, personified. Level Hamas.

  124. Clown Kerry appears as a fool, once again. Obozo keeps sending him to broker a deal with Israel, while the Country of Israel is defending herself from missles sent by Hamas. Why isn’t the Clown Kerry going to the Billionaire leaders of Hamas to convince them to broker a deal, or real cease fire for humanitarian efforts. Each time a cease fire was proposed, Israel stopped fighting, however, Hamas continued firing rockets during both cease fires. Clown Kerry needs to shuttle his Clown self to Qatar, and speak to the real leaders of Hamas and plead a case for peace with the evildoers.

  125. Clown Kerry appears as a fool, once again. Obozo keeps sending him to broker a deal with Israel, while the Country of Israel is defending herself from missles sent by Hamas. Why isn’t the Clown Kerry going to the Billionaire leaders of Hamas to convince them to broker a deal, or real cease fire for humanitarian efforts. Each time a cease fire was proposed, Israel stopped fighting, however, Hamas continued firing rockets during both cease fires. Clown Kerry needs to shuttle his Clown self to Qatar, and speak to the real leaders of Hamas and plead a case for peace with the evildoers.

  126. Clown Kerry appears as a fool, once again. Obozo keeps sending him to broker a deal with Israel, while the Country of Israel is defending herself from missles sent by Hamas. Why isn’t the Clown Kerry going to the Billionaire leaders of Hamas to convince them to broker a deal, or real cease fire for humanitarian efforts. Each time a cease fire was proposed, Israel stopped fighting, however, Hamas continued firing rockets during both cease fires. Clown Kerry needs to shuttle his Clown self to Qatar, and speak to the real leaders of Hamas and plead a case for peace with the evildoers.

  127. Kerry wants Israel to stop destroying the tunnels dug and maintained by Hamas? He is a traitor to freedom and should be relieved of his post by the American voting public! He has nor right what-so-ever to tell Israel what to do and to broker any form of deal. GO HOME KERRY AS YOU ARE A TRUE EMBARRASSMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS.

  128. Kerry wants Israel to stop destroying the tunnels dug and maintained by Hamas? He is a traitor to freedom and should be relieved of his post by the American voting public! He has nor right what-so-ever to tell Israel what to do and to broker any form of deal. GO HOME KERRY AS YOU ARE A TRUE EMBARRASSMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS.

  129. Patsy Frady says:

    Do not give a cease fire

  130. Polly Dorst says:

    Kerry, you traitor, get out of their way, Let them defend Israel and we should be supporting them better.

  131. Edinson Mota says:

    God bless israel

  132. Gordon Buley says:

    God is on your side……………….

  133. Why would they agree to aid Hamas.

  134. Jim Buckley says:

    Somebody tell Kerry that he is drunk and send him home!

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