Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met this morning with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Israel and discussed the official negotiations with the Palestinians. “Three months ago we agreed on the conditions for the negotiations to begin and we realized them devotedly. I am worried about the state of the talks, because the Palestinians continue to incite and create artificial crises.”
“Continue to pressure Iran”—-Kerry and Netanyahu Photo Credit: Reuters
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met this morning in Jerusalem with US Secretary of State John Kerry that arrived in Israel for a visit. “We heard the day before yesterday that Tehran called out ‘Death to America’ and we believe that this is the true face of the regime,” Netanyahu stated in the meeting. “It is forbidden for this government to ever have nuclear weapons. While they continue their efforts to enrich uranium and to obtain nuclear weapons, the pressure must continue and be strengthened.”
“I believe that given the help of heavy pressure, namely the sanctions regime led largely by the United States, will cause Iran to completely dismantle her nuclear weapons program. I will be worried about any partial agreement that permits Iran the ability to maintain nuclear weapons capabilities, but will allow a reduction in sanctions because such a thing is likely to undercut the sanctions,” the Israeli Prime Minister added.
Netanyahu stressed that Israel wants peace with the Palestinians. “Three months ago we agreed on the conditions for the negotiations to begin and we realized them devotedly. I am worried about the state of the talks, because the Palestinians continue to incite and create artificial crises to evade the historical decisions necessary for making true peace. I hope your visit will help steer the conversations where we can achieve the historic peace which we aspire to and what our people deserve.”
Kerry ignored Israeli terror victims at the Rabin Memorial
Last night, Kerry visited the Rabin Memorial in Tel Aviv to lay a wreath at the stop where the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. As he laid a wreath at the memorial, representatives of Israeli bereaved families alongside staff members of the Almagor Terror Victims Association booed him. Lizi Hameiri, one of the participants in the protest, told Arutz Sheva, “Kerry refused to meet with representatives of the bereaved families, while he pushes for the release of those who murdered their loved ones. Kerry ignored us, even as he left. So we just booed him. The people who were inside told us that he had heard us well, but chose to ignore us.”
The Arutz Sheva report stated that the demonstrators outside shouted slogans such as “No to releasing terrorists and no to releasing murderers,” “Come and talk with the families of the victims of terrorism,” and, “Our blood is not cheap.” It has been reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry asked his hosts what the yelling was all about. When he was told that they were Israeli terror victims who were opposed to releasing Palestinian terrorists, the US Secretary of State decided to not pay any further attention to the demonstrations outside the event.