Posts Tagged “John Kerry”

Secretary Kerry’s speech on Middle East peace

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Secretary Kerry’s speech on Middle East peace

Here are the full text of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech regarding failed Middle East peace efforts and Israel’s illegal settlement expansion. The speech was made on Dec. 28, 2016 at The Dean Acheson Auditorium in Washington, DC. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank…

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UN Resolution 2334 and Friends

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UN Resolution 2334 and Friends

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 demands Israel stop building settlements and fulfill obligations as an occupying power By Eileen Fleming United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 was adopted on 23 December 2016. The resolution states Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”. UN Resolution 2334 demands…

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Kerry warns Israel-Palestine relations “getting worse”

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Kerry warns Israel-Palestine relations “getting worse”

Kerry warns Israel-Palestine relations “getting worse” In speaking to the pro-Israel Saban Forum organized by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy this past week (Dec. 2, 2016), outgoing Secretary of State John F. Kerry said that the situation for peace “is “getting worse.” And, he cautioned, no peace with the Arab World can…

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Gut-wrenching Nuclear Deceptions and the G-7

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Gut-wrenching Nuclear Deceptions and the G-7

Gut-wrenching is anything that causes mental or emotional anguish
 By Eileen Fleming  “Gut-wrenching” was how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defined his visit to the site of the world’s first targeted atomic bombings of innocent civilians.  Kerry became the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat to visit the Hiroshima Peace Park, located at ground zero for the first of…

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Ambassadors for Peace and Divisiveness: Nasr and Oren




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Ambassadors for Peace and Divisiveness: Nasr and Oren




By Eileen Fleming Israel’s former ambassador to Washington, USA born Michael Oren exemplifies the latter and Kameel Nasr from Lebanon and Boston the former. Oren served as Israel’s ambassador in Washington from 2009 to 2013 and is now a Knesset member in Israel’s center-right Kulanu party. Launching his new book “Ally: My Journey Across the…

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Heated Rhetoric at 2015 NPT Review Conference

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Heated Rhetoric at 2015 NPT Review Conference

By Eileen Fleming (Washington/New York)—On Monday Iran led the call by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons as the 2015 NPT Review Conference got underway. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted that the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is demanding that “Israel, the only one in the region that has neither…

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