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State Dept. Spokesperson Jen Psaki (R) with Secretary of State John Kerry. Psaki revealed Kerry himself has no trust in the promise of regional acceptance he's been lavishing on Israel.

And over at the State Department:-

QUESTION: You called – late on Friday you issued a fairly strong statement in your name calling for a speedy and transparent investigation into the killing of a U.S. citizen apparently by – or your statement said by the Israeli Defense Forces. It’s been 48 hours since – more than that, actually – 60 hours, say, since you issued that statement. Have you yet seen a speedy and transparent or speedy or transparent investigation by the Israelis?

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MS. PSAKI: Well, Arshad, I don’t have a day-to-day evaluation of the investigation. We remain closely engaged with authorities. Our consulate-general in Jerusalem is in contact with the family, but obviously, we want to see that investigation rapidly concluded.

…QUESTION: Could you take that one for us? Because you asked — MS. PSAKI: I will let you know if there’s more that we can convey. QUESTION: — publicly for a speedy investigation. More than two days has gone by. A U.S. citizen is dead, and it — MS. PSAKI: I’m well aware. That’s why we put out the statement on Friday.

…QUESTION: Is the U.S. Government involved in the investigation? Have any – is the FBI involved in any way, or if this is the Israeli Defense Force — MS. PSAKI: Local authorities have the lead, Elise. Not that I’m aware of. QUESTION: Well – but, I mean, usually in the killing of an American citizen – I mean, usually the FBI or some other kind of U.S. law enforcement agency would be involved in the investigation. You’re just leaving it up to the Israelis to investigate these – supposed Israeli killing of an American citizen? MS. PSAKI: I will check to see if there are any U.S. officials involved. QUESTION: Jen, there was another U.S. citizen who was killed in – last week as well, a child. And you put out a statement — MS. PSAKI: We did. QUESTION: — about that as well, Actually, a baby, I guess, is the correct — MS. PSAKI: Yes. A three-month-old baby. QUESTION: Yes. How is the investigation into that going? MS. PSAKI: I don’t have any updates on the investigations. I would encourage you all to ask the Israeli authorities that question.

…QUESTION: Hold on, Elise. Several months ago, there was a shooting – there was an incident involving a shooting of some Palestinian youths. They weren’t Americans, but you called at that time for an – this was the video, the one that was captured on videotape. Are you aware of the results of that Israeli investigation?

…QUESTION: In the case of the Palestinian American teenager who was killed on Friday, are you – do you know the circumstances under which he was shot?

MS. PSAKI: I don’t have any more details.

QUESTION: There are – okay. The reason I ask is because there are reports out there that he was throwing Molotov cocktails at cars on a highway. And I’m wondering, if that is the case, would you have still been so speedy in putting out a statement and offering your condolences to the family? The argument that is being made by some in Israel is that this kid was essentially a terrorist. And you don’t agree with that, I assume, but I don’t know, so that’s why I’m asking.

MS. PSAKI: Correct, we don’t. I don’t have any more details on the circumstances now.

QUESTION: So you – does that – that would apply even if he was throwing Molotov cocktails?

MS. PSAKI: I’m not going to speculate. I don’t have details to share.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. This psaki person I ignorant anti- semite just like her bosses. Any one who throws rocks or fire bombs at innocent people is a murder and terrorists American or not.. The baby that was killed was an American also. I guess to the mouth of the administration she does not count just like a hitler follower thought.

  2. Im confused. I get on this site and I see where no one should care about the USA and what it thinks in Israel. Israel should just ignore them. Then I get on here and read arricle after article about American politics and its leaders, as if USA and Israel are somehow politically the same country. Which is it? Israel doesnt care about the USA administration and what it thinks? Or Israel does? Its totally gotta be one or rhe other..

  3. If you work for any president, you have to be two-faced. Now a days, at that level, truth has NOTHING to do with day to day life. It's all smoke and mirrors, and who is paying who for what.
    Ms Psaki is brain dead for the duration of her employment…a talking head who acts as parrot and regurgitates what she is fed to the media and to the public who elected her boss and pays her salary.
    No honor in government this millennium!

  4. Of course Israel cares about what the USA thinks about them. For many decades we have been an ally of Israel. Now it seems that the Obama administration has went away from that. The Obama administration is supplying funds to Hamas. The administration stand seems to be that Israel is the problem and not the terrorist. Most everything in the USA is now upside down from what it was five decades ago.

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