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John Kerry stuck in Lausanne for more talk with Iran.

Nearly 72 hours after Eyal Yifrach, 16, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 18, were kidnapped, the United States of America has come to the careful conclusion that the abduction was an act of terrorism!

Prior to the announcement, it had appeared that Secretary of State John Kerry and other American officials had been blissfully unaware of the incident south of Jerusalem. Apparently the news got to Kerry late Sunday morning (US time).

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As of this writing, it is not yet clear whether President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have heard about the kidnapping, as neither have made any statements on the issue.

Kerry said “many indications point to Hamas involvement” in the abduction. He reiterated the US position that “Hamas is a terrorist organization known for its attacks on innocent civilians and which has used kidnapping in the past.”

“The United States strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and calls for their immediate release. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We hope for their quick and safe return home.
As of this writing, however, President Barack Obama has not spoken out on the incident, despite the fact that one of the hostages, 18-year-old Naftali Frenkel, is an American citizen.

Kerry said the United States would “continue to offer our full support for Israel in its search for the missing teens, and we have encouraged full cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian security services.

“We understand that cooperation is ongoing,” the secretary said.

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94 COMMENTS

  1. And yet
    Kerry has recognized the unity of terror governance
    Pressured Israel to appease them
    Kerry & 0bama continue to fund them with hundreds of millions of misappropriated taxpayer’s $$$$!
    0bama still playing golf & milking demoncrats & dumb0crats for $$$$! ?

  2. Netanyahu also didn’t name Hamas.

    As Netanyahu explained he couldn’t. Naming Hamas before the arrests would have caused the leaders to flee to Egypt or escape.

    Idf arrested 80 leaders of Hamas and attacking Hamas publicly would have compromised the operation.

    It was the army’s decision that Netanyahu and the us not name Hamas.

  3. Jerry Kaluski – I am disgusted by the lukewarm reaction by our administration in the timely failing to condemn Hamas and the PA in the kidnapping of three teenagers including one, an American citizen. It appears we are still playing footsie with the terrorists.

  4. Excuse me! Since when would Kerry make ANY statement without the “proper” supervisors knowing? If Obama doesn’t say anything about this it is because he chooses not to. We should assume the proper channels are followed or they loose all accountability.

  5. Amazing! Myself, a former cold war era intelligence man figured that it was terrorists after simply reading it in the paper! What hoops must information pass before it can be fully assessed? Seventy two hours seems a bit hard to swallow. If I were secretary of state I would want such information "yesterday" and accurate. I'm not sure what Sec Kerry's demands on his people are but he'd better raise the bar some!

  6. Another signal sent , he is enjoying our destruction, but this is his frosting on top, young Jews kidnapped by terrorists he sends money to, n says nothing,, not like he’s gonna state his jubilance while laughing n and praise his satan, in press release, who knows might end up even seein that

  7. Your president is a demonicRAT ass. Appropriate, since their mascot is an ass. Is that partisan enough for you?
    Did your bleeding heart know that your demonicRAT party was PRO-slavery? Did you know that the party of the jackass started and funded the KKK?? Do you know WHY your party is pro-infanticide (abortion)? Read all about the liberal, leftist Margaret Sanger.
    DemonicRATS are hate-mongering, racist bigots who scream ‘tolerance’, but are the most INtolerant bunch of jackasses in the world!! Sad…you can lead a demonicRAT to truth, but you cannot make it THINK!!

  8. Americans sent military teams into Africa for the kidnapping of Nigerian students, so isn’t an AMERICAN boy kidnapped just as important over there with 2 other Israeli students? Kerry knew from day ONE about this, and if he did not, he should be FIRED immediately!!!

  9. The US via the 0bama administration does indeed fund terrorists ,
    Hamas has been funded ,and the plo/ fatah have received as much as billions of misappropriated taxpayer’s $$$$ , Kerry & 0bama have recognized unity governance which includes hamas , which is illegal ,by the way.
    @ JacobMaslow ,your information is totally flawed & false.
    As for Reagan & arms to the Taliban, that was not over objection by the cia ,it was they who asked that arms be supplied the Taliban, that group at the time was wrongly not considered a terrorist group and was fighting the Russians incursion into Afghanistan. No comparison there ,although the Russians could have had Afghanistan ,as that would have been better.
    Hamas is recognized as a terror organization , plo& fatah are also terror organizations that have had their status ignored due to cosmetic changes made from the ” Oslo” accords ( a very big mistake ) they have been receiving billions of misappropriated taxpayer’s $$$$ for a long time ,through demoncrats & republican’ts administrations.

  10. And yet, the hard truths about Israel remain largely unspoken. Liberal supporters of Israel decry its excesses. They wring their hands over the tragic necessity of airstrikes on Gaza or Lebanon or the demolition of Palestinian homes. They assure us that they respect human rights and want peace. But they react in inchoate fury when the reality of Israel is held up before them. This reality implodes the myth of the Jewish state. It exposes the cynicism of a state whose real goal is, and always has been, the transfer, forced immigration or utter subjugation and impoverishment of Palestinians inside Israel and the occupied territories.

  11. LIARS, LIARS, how are you the president of the United States and not know about this?. He knew right away about the girls in Nigeria, his wife cared enough about them for him send American troops there, but the president does not want to hear about these boys, just like he did not want to know about our people in Benghazi.

  12. Michael, have you ever heard of operation Exodus where Ethiopian black Jews were brought to Israel? Get your facts correct before you spout off. Israel is the only true Democracy in the Mid East. We are not killing each other such as Syria, Iraq, Boko Harem in Nigeria. Miss Israel is an Arab woman! Mohammad Abbas took his wife to an Israeli hospital today for Medical treatment, not an Arab hospital,

  13. All of the "Jews" that obama surrounds himself with are "secular Jews" and he has been very careful to exclude practicing Jews. It's a good cover to fool those who are easily fooled.

  14. HISTORY OF ISRAEL (and Fabricating Palestinian History) PART I

    In a Nutshell: “Israel vs. Islamists: Setting the Record Straight” by Phyllis Chesler Israel National News December 24, 2013
    http://www.meforum.org/3704/israel-vs-islamists

    The "Right of Return" Is Suicide for Israel by Jonathan Schanzer (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/334/the-right-of-return-is-suicide-for-israel

    JPost Annual Conference 2014: Caroline B. Glick

    The Cairo Speech by Anne Bayefsky (Ass Kicking)
    http://www.nationalreview.com/node/182912/print

    Response to the Anti-Israel Event at London's St. James Church
    http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4123/st-james-church

    History of Israel & “Palestine” in VERY Easy To Understand Maps
    masada2000-org/historical.html

    The Prophet Muhammad's 'Night Journey' was Not to Jerusalem but to Medina
    by Ahmad Muhammad 'Arafa
    http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/941.htm

    Fact Sheets: Remembering the Six-Day War
    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/talking/53_Remembering67.html

    Fact Sheets: The Palestinian “Right of Return”
    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/talking/2_return.html

    Media’s Lexicon Poisons Public Perceptions of Israel
    http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/12/24/media%E2%80%99s-lexicon-poisons-public-perceptions-of-israel/

    The History of the Middle East Conflict in 11 Minutes

    Founding National Myths Fabricating Palestinian History by David Bukay
    http://www.meforum.org/3273/palestinian-founding-national-myths

    Palestinians, Jebusites, and Evangelicals by David Wenkel Middle East Quarterly
    http://www.meforum.org/1713/palestinians-jebusites-and-evangelicals

    Why Israel is the Victim by David Horowitz (Front Page Mag.)
    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-horowitz/why-israel-is-the-victim/

    U.S. Aid to Israel: Why It’s a Must by David Meir-Levi (FrontPage Mag.)
    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/david-meir-levi/u-s-aid-to-israel-why-its-a-must/

    Myths & Facts Online by Mitchell G. Bard (Jewish Virtual Library)
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths3/MFindex.html
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths3/MFexclusives.html

    The war against the Jews by Efraim Karsh (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/3299/war-against-jews

    Delegitimizing the Jewish State by Bat Ye'or Middle East Quarterly
    http://www.meforum.org/2813/delegitimizing-the-jewish-state

    The revisionist history of Sari Nusseibeh by Efraim Karsh (Middle East Forum)
    http://www.meforum.org/3068/sari-nusseibeh-revisionist-history

    Are the Negev Bedouin an Indigenous People? Fabricating Palestinian History
    by Havatzelet Yahel, Ruth Kark, and Seth J. Frantzman MEQ
    http://www.meforum.org/3254/negev-bedouin-indigenous

    “Egyptian Emigres in the Levant of the 19th & 20th Centuries” by Prof. Gideon M. Kressel and Dr. Reuven Aharoni
    http://jcpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Egypt2.pdf
    “Egyptian Emigres in the Levant…” The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
    http://jcpa.org/article/egyptian-emigres-in-the-levant-of-the-19th-and-20th-centuries/

    The Middle East's Tribal DNA by Philip Carl Salzman
    http://www.meforum.org/1813/the-middle-easts-tribal-dna

    The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 by Fred M. Gottheil (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/522/the-smoking-gun-arab-immigration-into-palestine

    How Many Palestinian Arab Refugees Were There? by Efraim Karsh (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/2875/how-many-palestinian-arab-refugees

    Rewriting Israel's History by Efraim Karsh (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/302/rewriting-israels-history

    Hamas from Cradle to Grave by Matthew Levitt (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/582/hamas-from-cradle-to-grave

    PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: I Will Never Recognize a Jewish State
    http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3163.htm

    PLO ambassador says Palestinian state should be free of Jews
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    Arafat's Swiss Bank Account by Issam Abu Issa (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/645/arafats-swiss-bank-account

    Palestinians by Eli E. Hertz (“All [that Palestinians] can agree on as a community is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build.” (pdf)
    http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/7/palestinians.pdf

    Jordan Is Palestinian by Mudar Zahran (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/3121/jordan-is-palestinian

    The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes
    http://www.danielpipes.org/84/the-muslim-claim-to-jerusalem

    More on the Muslim Claim to Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes
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    Constructing a Counterfeit History of Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes
    http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2002/05/counterfeit-history-jerusalem

    The Christian Aid Conference on Peace and Justice in the Holy Land by Denis MacEoin
    http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3529/christian-aid-conference-holy-land

    The Battle over Silwan by Shaul Bartal (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/3281/silwan

    Myths and Facts UN Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan November 29, 1947
    http://www.mythsandfacts.org/conflict/10/resolution-181.pdf

    Palestinians ‘Peoplehood’ Based on a Big Lie Eli E. Hertz (Front Page Mag.)
    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=30960

    The Hostages of Hatred – full documentary
    http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2009/02/hostages-of-hatred-full-documentary.html

    Hostages of Hatred Part 1

    David Horowitz Chilling Exchange With Muslim Student (MSA)
    youtube-com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=ownvVnxRaUY&NR=1

    Video shows Palestinian youth attacking ultra-Orthodox Jews with snowballs in Jerusalem http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/video-shows-palestinian-youth-attacking-ultra-orthodox-jews-with-snowballs-in-jerusalem-1.493731

    Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists flirt with Islamophobia
    http://www.salon.com/2013/03/30/dawkins_harris_hitchens_new_atheists_flirt_with_islamophobia/?source=newsletter

  15. Wish I could join you. I know you "know" but go ahead and read The Haj by Leon Uris if you haven't already. This and Because They Hate by Brigitte Gabriel should be sold as a gift set.

  16. Hey, Donna H.G., how much are you being paid to spam this comment board? Your barking about Fox news, attacking any sources who try to inform us of the heinous nature of Islam, and your insinuation that only the poorly educated don't vote for 0bama, are all nonsense.
    You stink.

  17. The US administration as represented by Kerry and the state dept are either stupid or blatantly ignorant of reality. They actually believe that the Palestinian security forces will help Israel to locate the teenagers who were abducted by their own government-Hamas. Those security forces are answerable to the PUG which has Hamas as a full partner. By the way your taxes are supporting the organization that abducted them.

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