GAZA WAR UPDATE, Day #21: Obama calls Netanyahu to demand “immediate” cease-fire. Kerry angers Israeli, Palestinian & Egyptian leaders. Turkey turns hostile.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry has managed to anger U.S. allies in the Mideast. Secretary of State John Kerry has managed to anger U.S. allies in the Mideast.

(Washington, D.C.) — The most dramatic developments of the weekend in the Gaza war were these:

  1. President Obama’s call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to demand an “immediate” ceasefire, even though Israeli leaders don’t feel they are yet finished neutralizing the threat posed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza.
  2. Secretary John Kerry’s disastrous efforts at creating a cease-fire, which actually managed to anger Palestinian, Egyptian and Israeli leaders all at once.
  3. Turkey’s brutally anti-Semitic language towards Israel and the Jewish people which has reached a dangerous new low.

First, President Obama. An immediate and unconditional ceasefire ending Israel’s assault on Hamas is a ‘clear strategic imperative’ to Israel, U.S. President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu in a phone call on Sunday,” reported the Jerusalem Post. ” While the conversation focused on…

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