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Russia REJECTS Kerry’s Attempt to Impose Middle East Solution

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Calling it an attempt to bring the US Domestic agenda to the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected John Kerry’s proposal to impose a Middle East solution on Israel in a telephone conversation Tuesday, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. According to Russia’s Tass news service:

“The two top diplomats exchanged views on the situation in the Palestinian-Israeli settlement and around it. Lavrov stressed the necessity of creating conditions for direct talks between the leaders of Israel and Palestine and warned against bringing US’ domestic agenda into the work of the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council. He stressed that attempts to use these formats in bickering between the Democrats and Republicans are harmful,” the Russian foreign ministry said.

It is a bit strange that Russia is protecting the Jewish State from anti-Israel actions by the American president and secretary of state.

The Russian foreign minister’s statement echoed the fears raised at Lidblog yesterday that Obama/Kerry will make additional attempts to cut Israel’s negotiating position and/or impose an unfavorable solution on the Jewish State before Donald Trump becomes president on January 20.

Kerry plans to deliver his speech at the State Department in Washington at 11AM EST.  Senior State Department officials told the New York Timesthat Kerry will present the administration’s plan for a final solution to the Israeli/Arab conflict.  The Times says that Kerry’s speech will de…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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