State Department and Israeli Politicians at Odds Over Something John Kerry Said

“I watched Kerry’s segment almost six times yesterday. Unfortunately, he said it.”

Sharona Schwartz
The Blaze

Israeli lawmakers are slamming Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has contributed to the growth of the Islamic State group. A State Department spokeswoman, however, disputed the politicians’ understanding of Kerry’s words.

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, suggested in a post on Facebook that Kerry was promoting anti-Semitic slander.

“Even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian, there will always be those who blame the Jews,” Bennett wrote.

The controversy was sparked Thursday when Kerry spoke at a ceremony at the State Departmentin honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha during which he referenced the reasons behind the recruitment of Muslim youths to the rebel group aiming to depose the Syrian and Iraqi governments and establish a caliphate…

…Member of Israeli Knesset Ayelet Shaked of the right-wing Jewish Home party told Israel’s Army Radio Sunday morning, “To tie the Islamic State with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is something that shows a lack of understanding about what’s happening in the Middle East. It not right that every conflict and every bloodshed should be tied to the State of Israel.”

Shaked added, “I watched Kerry’s segment almost six times yesterday. Unfortunately, he said it.”…



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