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Kerry Cancels Cairo Trip, Slams Hamas

Secretary of State blasts Hamas "terrorist organization" as rockets hit Zichron Yaakov
John Kerry stuck in Lausanne for more talk with Iran.

John Kerry stuck in Lausanne for more talk with Iran.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled a trip to Cairo at the last minute Tuesday, then blamed Hamas for ignoring a ceasefire with Israel by bombarding Israeli cities throughout the day.

Dozens of rockets have battered Israeli cities since the ceasefire was due to begin at 9:00 this morning, striking as far as Zichron Yaakov, some 150 kilometres north of The Strip.

According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, Kerry told reporters in Vienna, “I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire, in which Egypt and Israel worked together, that the international community strongly supports.

“Hamas is purposely playing politics” by continuing the rocket fire, using innocents as “human shields… against the laws of war… that is why they are a terrorist organization,” Kerry added

The paper said Kerry is prepared to return to the region in order to nurture a ceasefire deal, but at the moment he is scheduled to return to Washington after talks in Vienna with Iranian officials about that country’s nuclear program.

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139 Responses to “Kerry Cancels Cairo Trip, Slams Hamas”

  1. Do not believe , to “Slam” is to stop sending them $

  2. Kerry please stay in america your an idiot to think you are capable of doing anybthing, you have proved you cant

  3. KERRY WEN YOU LEFT ISRAEL IT SMELS LIKE CURRY HERE

  4. Paul W. Howe says:

    Keep on moving to the other side…

  5. Shame Kerry! This time you can’t blame Israel. Now go home throw your toys out of the cot and keep your anti semitism in check!

  6. The Naive one (Kerry) learns Hamas is not the friendly peace loving people he thought they were. He should be mad at himself.

  7. “Purposely playing politics” ? Does he really think Hamas is skilled enough to play with the adults? What naivete and idiocy. Please STOP telling Israel who their enemy is.

  8. more havoc coming to hamas…IDF go

  9. Ken Block says:

    Why is he upset ? …Look at the frequent flyer points he accumulated…. AND, WE paid for his ticket…

  10. Paul W. Howe says:

    Hams has never keep cease fire agreement frm 2012 but just re-arm & re-position to lauch missiles almost immi, so what do u expect diff now…

  11. like this was gonna work? is america that stupid and naive??

  12. Paul W. Howe says:

    They just manipulative as obama…

  13. Tony Mark says:

    And What is Obama saying?? Just asking,,,, ;)

  14. he is coming to his senses at long last – maybe there is still hope……..

  15. he is coming to his senses at long last – maybe there is still hope……..

  16. he is coming to his senses at long last – maybe there is still hope……..

  17. he is coming to his senses at long last – maybe there is still hope……..

  18. he is coming to his senses at long last – maybe there is still hope……..

  19. he is coming to his senses at long last – maybe there is still hope……..

  20. Aw did Kerry’s little buddies let him down? I’m sure he’ll twist it around and blame the Israelis.

  21. Aw did Kerry’s little buddies let him down? I’m sure he’ll twist it around and blame the Israelis.

  22. Aw did Kerry’s little buddies let him down? I’m sure he’ll twist it around and blame the Israelis.

  23. Aw did Kerry’s little buddies let him down? I’m sure he’ll twist it around and blame the Israelis.

  24. Aw did Kerry’s little buddies let him down? I’m sure he’ll twist it around and blame the Israelis.

  25. Aw did Kerry’s little buddies let him down? I’m sure he’ll twist it around and blame the Israelis.

  26. Ed Kaplan says:

    Poor Kerry he has a lot in common with Hamas and the Palestinians, nobody wants him. Please Israel don’t stop! All Palestinians are responsible for Hamas’s actions and no mercy should be given to any of them. Before any cease fire, Gaza should be a ghost town. End this for ever once and for all. Bomb them, starve them, what ever it takes, this has to end! G-D bless Israel and the IDF.

  27. Ed Kaplan says:

    Poor Kerry he has a lot in common with Hamas and the Palestinians, nobody wants him. Please Israel don’t stop! All Palestinians are responsible for Hamas’s actions and no mercy should be given to any of them. Before any cease fire, Gaza should be a ghost town. End this for ever once and for all. Bomb them, starve them, what ever it takes, this has to end! G-D bless Israel and the IDF.

  28. Ed Kaplan says:

    Poor Kerry he has a lot in common with Hamas and the Palestinians, nobody wants him. Please Israel don’t stop! All Palestinians are responsible for Hamas’s actions and no mercy should be given to any of them. Before any cease fire, Gaza should be a ghost town. End this for ever once and for all. Bomb them, starve them, what ever it takes, this has to end! G-D bless Israel and the IDF.

  29. Ed Kaplan says:

    Poor Kerry he has a lot in common with Hamas and the Palestinians, nobody wants him. Please Israel don’t stop! All Palestinians are responsible for Hamas’s actions and no mercy should be given to any of them. Before any cease fire, Gaza should be a ghost town. End this for ever once and for all. Bomb them, starve them, what ever it takes, this has to end! G-D bless Israel and the IDF.

  30. Ed Kaplan says:

    Poor Kerry he has a lot in common with Hamas and the Palestinians, nobody wants him. Please Israel don’t stop! All Palestinians are responsible for Hamas’s actions and no mercy should be given to any of them. Before any cease fire, Gaza should be a ghost town. End this for ever once and for all. Bomb them, starve them, what ever it takes, this has to end! G-D bless Israel and the IDF.

  31. Ed Kaplan says:

    Poor Kerry he has a lot in common with Hamas and the Palestinians, nobody wants him. Please Israel don’t stop! All Palestinians are responsible for Hamas’s actions and no mercy should be given to any of them. Before any cease fire, Gaza should be a ghost town. End this for ever once and for all. Bomb them, starve them, what ever it takes, this has to end! G-D bless Israel and the IDF.

  32. I would rather he not stay here… Unfortunately I don’t want to curse the rest of the world.

  33. I would rather he not stay here… Unfortunately I don’t want to curse the rest of the world.

  34. I would rather he not stay here… Unfortunately I don’t want to curse the rest of the world.

  35. Zuriel Aliz says:

    Hahaha… Go home puto, and don’t come back!!!
    Persona non grata!!!

  36. Zuriel Aliz says:

    Hahaha… Go home puto, and don’t come back!!!
    Persona non grata!!!

  37. Zuriel Aliz says:

    Hahaha… Go home puto, and don’t come back!!!
    Persona non grata!!!

  38. Zuriel Aliz says:

    Hahaha… Go home puto, and don’t come back!!!
    Persona non grata!!!

  39. Zuriel Aliz says:

    Hahaha… Go home puto, and don’t come back!!!
    Persona non grata!!!

  40. Zuriel Aliz says:

    Hahaha… Go home puto, and don’t come back!!!
    Persona non grata!!!

  41. This is the first time I have ever really respected Kerry- although I voted for him.

  42. This is the first time I have ever really respected Kerry- although I voted for him.

  43. This is the first time I have ever really respected Kerry- although I voted for him.

  44. This is the first time I have ever really respected Kerry- although I voted for him.

  45. This is the first time I have ever really respected Kerry- although I voted for him.

  46. This is the first time I have ever really respected Kerry- although I voted for him.

  47. Lisa Zweigle says:

    Its a ploy! Kerry give Hamas more hush money is more like it!

  48. Lisa Zweigle says:

    Its a ploy! Kerry give Hamas more hush money is more like it!

  49. Lisa Zweigle says:

    Its a ploy! Kerry give Hamas more hush money is more like it!

  50. Lisa Zweigle says:

    Its a ploy! Kerry give Hamas more hush money is more like it!

  51. Lisa Zweigle says:

    Its a ploy! Kerry give Hamas more hush money is more like it!

  52. Lisa Zweigle says:

    Its a ploy! Kerry give Hamas more hush money is more like it!

  53. now you learn it the hard way..Hamas the terrorist won’t be for PEACE. and your word, your labor, your goal for peaceful resolution is in vain.

  54. now you learn it the hard way..Hamas the terrorist won’t be for PEACE. and your word, your labor, your goal for peaceful resolution is in vain.

  55. now you learn it the hard way..Hamas the terrorist won’t be for PEACE. and your word, your labor, your goal for peaceful resolution is in vain.

  56. now you learn it the hard way..Hamas the terrorist won’t be for PEACE. and your word, your labor, your goal for peaceful resolution is in vain.

  57. now you learn it the hard way..Hamas the terrorist won’t be for PEACE. and your word, your labor, your goal for peaceful resolution is in vain.

  58. Let Kerry and Obama become Palestinians and see how well they do LOL

  59. Let Kerry and Obama become Palestinians and see how well they do LOL

  60. Let Kerry and Obama become Palestinians and see how well they do LOL

  61. So Kerry’s off to chat with Iran about it’s nukes? Oh, wow….

  62. So Kerry’s off to chat with Iran about it’s nukes? Oh, wow….

  63. So Kerry’s off to chat with Iran about it’s nukes? Oh, wow….

  64. So Kerry’s off to chat with Iran about it’s nukes? Oh, wow….

  65. So Kerry’s off to chat with Iran about it’s nukes? Oh, wow….

  66. Joyce G says:

    What did he expect?

  67. Joyce G says:

    What did he expect?

  68. Joyce G says:

    What did he expect?

  69. Joyce G says:

    What did he expect?

  70. GO HOME KERRRY.
    NO ONE ONCE TO LISSEN TO YOUR LEIS….

  71. GO HOME KERRRY.
    NO ONE ONCE TO LISSEN TO YOUR LEIS….

  72. GO HOME KERRRY.
    NO ONE ONCE TO LISSEN TO YOUR LEIS….

  73. GO HOME KERRRY.
    NO ONE ONCE TO LISSEN TO YOUR LEIS….

  74. GO HOME KERRRY.
    NO ONE ONCE TO LISSEN TO YOUR LEIS….

  75. Oh Tham Eng says:

    CEASEFIRE IN TATTERS !

    John Kerry seldom does things right. This time, he was right to blame Hamas for the breakdown in ceasefire he egged a reluctant Egypt’s President to help broker, which Israeli unilaterally submitted to.

    But after 35 rockets were fired into Israel today, PM Netanyahu decided to resume the punishing bombardment. This proves once again that islam is not peace and goodness.

    God bless Israel.

  76. Oh Tham Eng says:

    CEASEFIRE IN TATTERS !

    John Kerry seldom does things right. This time, he was right to blame Hamas for the breakdown in ceasefire he egged a reluctant Egypt’s President to help broker, which Israeli unilaterally submitted to.

    But after 35 rockets were fired into Israel today, PM Netanyahu decided to resume the punishing bombardment. This proves once again that islam is not peace and goodness.

    God bless Israel.

  77. Oh Tham Eng says:

    CEASEFIRE IN TATTERS !

    John Kerry seldom does things right. This time, he was right to blame Hamas for the breakdown in ceasefire he egged a reluctant Egypt’s President to help broker, which Israeli unilaterally submitted to.

    But after 35 rockets were fired into Israel today, PM Netanyahu decided to resume the punishing bombardment. This proves once again that islam is not peace and goodness.

    God bless Israel.

  78. Oh Tham Eng says:

    CEASEFIRE IN TATTERS !

    John Kerry seldom does things right. This time, he was right to blame Hamas for the breakdown in ceasefire he egged a reluctant Egypt’s President to help broker, which Israeli unilaterally submitted to.

    But after 35 rockets were fired into Israel today, PM Netanyahu decided to resume the punishing bombardment. This proves once again that islam is not peace and goodness.

    God bless Israel.

  79. Oh Tham Eng says:

    CEASEFIRE IN TATTERS !

    John Kerry seldom does things right. This time, he was right to blame Hamas for the breakdown in ceasefire he egged a reluctant Egypt’s President to help broker, which Israeli unilaterally submitted to.

    But after 35 rockets were fired into Israel today, PM Netanyahu decided to resume the punishing bombardment. This proves once again that islam is not peace and goodness.

    God bless Israel.

  80. Oh Tham Eng says:

    CEASEFIRE IN TATTERS !

    John Kerry seldom does things right. This time, he was right to blame Hamas for the breakdown in ceasefire he egged a reluctant Egypt’s President to help broker, which Israeli unilaterally submitted to.

    But after 35 rockets were fired into Israel today, PM Netanyahu decided to resume the punishing bombardment. This proves once again that islam is not peace and goodness.

    God bless Israel.

  81. That’s odd,,because he’s condemning Israel on our news.

  82. Kerry got a lesson and big mistake by siding on Hamas. Good for your career Mr. Kerry.

  83. Ivona Picci says:

    Go home, and retire! This is the best thing u can do!

  84. Tami Regis – you need a history lesson: From day one the Arabs taught hate the Jews. 2 – Arabs in Israel enjoy more rights than they have in Arabic Countries. 3- The original Palestine was a Greek State and not Arab. 4- Over 875,000 Jews were expelled from Arab lands in 1948 with only what they could carry. 5 – The Balfour Declaration gave Jews a lot more land then they have now. 6- The Arabs who were refugee’s – most who left on their own to avoid the war, were left in squalid camps and keep poor just to make a political point. 6- there has been a Jewish presence in Israel for over 3,000 year. 7 – There were many pogroms in what is now Israel even before 1948 where the Arabs just decided to go out and kill Jews. 8- there are many areas that Arabs didn’t even want until the Jews came in and made the areas blossom (Ma’ale Adumim is an example – it was called a devil’s land). 9- Name me an Arab state today where Jews are members of the government – Name me a Jewish State where Arabs are members of the government – Israel. 10 – Remember Barak proposed giving the Arabs 90% of what they wanted and instead of negotiating – they started the first intifada with its violence against Israel. If the Palestinians took the money they had in building a better life for their people in Gaza instead of squandering it to kill all the Jews in Israel with weapons, there would have been peace between the parties today and both would have prospered.

  85. Tami Regis – you need a history lesson: From day one the Arabs taught hate the Jews. 2 – Arabs in Israel enjoy more rights than they have in Arabic Countries. 3- The original Palestine was a Greek State and not Arab. 4- Over 875,000 Jews were expelled from Arab lands in 1948 with only what they could carry. 5 – The Balfour Declaration gave Jews a lot more land then they have now. 6- The Arabs who were refugee’s – most who left on their own to avoid the war, were left in squalid camps and keep poor just to make a political point. 6- there has been a Jewish presence in Israel for over 3,000 year. 7 – There were many pogroms in what is now Israel even before 1948 where the Arabs just decided to go out and kill Jews. 8- there are many areas that Arabs didn’t even want until the Jews came in and made the areas blossom (Ma’ale Adumim is an example – it was called a devil’s land). 9- Name me an Arab state today where Jews are members of the government – Name me a Jewish State where Arabs are members of the government – Israel. 10 – Remember Barak proposed giving the Arabs 90% of what they wanted and instead of negotiating – they started the first intifada with its violence against Israel. If the Palestinians took the money they had in building a better life for their people in Gaza instead of squandering it to kill all the Jews in Israel with weapons, there would have been peace between the parties today and both would have prospered.

  86. Tami Regis – you need a history lesson: From day one the Arabs taught hate the Jews. 2 – Arabs in Israel enjoy more rights than they have in Arabic Countries. 3- The original Palestine was a Greek State and not Arab. 4- Over 875,000 Jews were expelled from Arab lands in 1948 with only what they could carry. 5 – The Balfour Declaration gave Jews a lot more land then they have now. 6- The Arabs who were refugee’s – most who left on their own to avoid the war, were left in squalid camps and keep poor just to make a political point. 6- there has been a Jewish presence in Israel for over 3,000 year. 7 – There were many pogroms in what is now Israel even before 1948 where the Arabs just decided to go out and kill Jews. 8- there are many areas that Arabs didn’t even want until the Jews came in and made the areas blossom (Ma’ale Adumim is an example – it was called a devil’s land). 9- Name me an Arab state today where Jews are members of the government – Name me a Jewish State where Arabs are members of the government – Israel. 10 – Remember Barak proposed giving the Arabs 90% of what they wanted and instead of negotiating – they started the first intifada with its violence against Israel. If the Palestinians took the money they had in building a better life for their people in Gaza instead of squandering it to kill all the Jews in Israel with weapons, there would have been peace between the parties today and both would have prospered.

  87. Marla Kojima says:

    Granted, times are tough, but Kerry doesn’t seem to push back much. Sigh.

  88. Ivona Picci says:

    On the news u will only hear what they want u to hear, means 99%of medias are propalestinians, either payed by them or scared of them!

  89. Ivona Picci says:

    On the news u will only hear what they want u to hear, means 99%of medias are propalestinians, either payed by them or scared of them!

  90. About time he wakes up

  91. About time he wakes up

  92. Lincoln Lim says:

    Learn your lesson kerry!

  93. The man you love so much, did his doctoral thesis on Denying there was a Holocaust. He (Abbas) tells his American and European audiences one thing and his Arabic contingency just the opposite. For example – Palestine will be a Jew-free state! For years he’s been speaking out of both sides of his mouth!

  94. The man you love so much, did his doctoral thesis on Denying there was a Holocaust. He (Abbas) tells his American and European audiences one thing and his Arabic contingency just the opposite. For example – Palestine will be a Jew-free state! For years he’s been speaking out of both sides of his mouth!

  95. The man you love so much, did his doctoral thesis on Denying there was a Holocaust. He (Abbas) tells his American and European audiences one thing and his Arabic contingency just the opposite. For example – Palestine will be a Jew-free state! For years he’s been speaking out of both sides of his mouth!

  96. Jean Kinney says:

    KERRY YOU ARE NOT WORTH THE SALT THAT GOES IN YOUR BREAD

  97. Haguy Cohen says:

    How the HELL is he going to explain this one to his Boss ….

  98. Haguy Cohen says:

    How the HELL is he going to explain this one to his Boss ….

  99. Raine Balite says:

    kerry is way too soft a liberal to be a forceful sec. of state to be taken seriously. he is not worthy of title and role

  100. Raine Balite says:

    kerry is way too soft a liberal to be a forceful sec. of state to be taken seriously. he is not worthy of title and role

  101. This people don’t understand politics the are blinded by their beliefs and nothing will make change their minds. Shalom Israel continúe protectong your people and coubtry Shalom!

  102. This people don’t understand politics the are blinded by their beliefs and nothing will make change their minds. Shalom Israel continúe protectong your people and coubtry Shalom!

  103. Thank you Jonathan Weber

  104. that basrard always makes and brings trouble with him.

  105. that basrard always makes and brings trouble with him.

  106. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Maybe he might understand reality soon?

  107. David Cutler says:

    Yeah – good luck with their “cease fire “

  108. David Cutler says:

    Yeah – good luck with their “cease fire “

  109. Well that should show kerry and president Obama that hamas donn’t want peace.It should them Israel wants peace , hamas wants death and Israel wants peace.ship hamas and palestina back to Jorden where there homeland is , Israel is the Jews land , God bless Israel.

  110. I’m with Heather, please don’t send him back here. I wish there were an island, an uninhabited island, where America could send all her foolish and wicked officials…it would have to be a very large island.

  111. I’m with Heather, please don’t send him back here. I wish there were an island, an uninhabited island, where America could send all her foolish and wicked officials…it would have to be a very large island.

  112. I forgot to add, your you tube video correctly mentions it was a British protectorate, but then claimed it was Arab land. Well, the area was controlled at various times by Arabs, Christian, Jews, Greeks, Romans, Turkey. But the claim to the effect there were only a hand full of Jews in 1948 and just about everyone else was Arab, is nonsense. There has always been a Jewish presence in the land. And there were Christians, Samaritans, Druise, Bedouins, B;Hai (who by the way were murdered by Arabs in large numbers – yet another peaceful people Arabs loved to kill).

  113. I forgot to add, your you tube video correctly mentions it was a British protectorate, but then claimed it was Arab land. Well, the area was controlled at various times by Arabs, Christian, Jews, Greeks, Romans, Turkey. But the claim to the effect there were only a hand full of Jews in 1948 and just about everyone else was Arab, is nonsense. There has always been a Jewish presence in the land. And there were Christians, Samaritans, Druise, Bedouins, B;Hai (who by the way were murdered by Arabs in large numbers – yet another peaceful people Arabs loved to kill).

  114. Kerry is nothing but #ComedyRelief – he should live in Jay Leno’s chin.

  115. Kerry is nothing but #ComedyRelief – he should live in Jay Leno’s chin.

  116. James Moden says:

    And Kerry is surprised that Hamas will not honor a ceasefire, or negotiate one??? How naieve can you be???

  117. Wow he is actually speaking the truth this time, I am floored! It’s about time our government open their eyes.

  118. I guess he woke up; for a while……..!!!!1

  119. Omg Kerry woke up to what Hamas really is . Now maybe they will get rid of the Mid East envoy that adores Hamas and calls them people of peace. Even when they are shooting long range misseles.

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