zondag 15 september 2013

Kerry criticizes EU’s decision to boycott Israeli entities beyond the Green line

US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly criticized the European Union’s recent decision to issue new guidelines boycotting Israeli entities in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, at a meeting with American Jewish leaders last Thursday at the White House.

Using force and pressure will not help matters, Kerry was reported as saying, saying the new EU guidelines are the sort of move that could nudge away Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead, the international community can promote peace by dealing with Israel’s fears for its security, he said.

During the meeting, aimed at looking for support on the US push for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, Kerry read a prepared speech in which he told the heads of Jewish organizations that peace was a "strategic imperative" and that time was running out.

Kerry , who was accompanied by his special Mideasd envoy Martin Indyk and National Security adviser Susan Rice, updated the Jewish leaders on the resumption of Israel-Palestinian talks and hear their concerns.

Source: ejp

ALERT! Mistake (wrong reporting) of JewishNewsOne: There are NO occupied Palestinian territories!