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Kerry Agrees with Arab Ministers that Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is ‘Core Issue’ of Mideast Instability – After meeting with Jordanian and Arab League officials in Amman on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that the ministers he met with told to him that the “core issue of instability” in the Middle East is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The remark comes amid the recent fall of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s regime in Egypt, and the continued turmoil of the Syrian civil war.

“Peace is in the common interest of everybody in this region,” Kerry said. “And as many ministers said to me today in the meeting that we had—many of them—they said that the core issue of instability in this region and in many other parts of the world is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

Kerry has drawn concern for his focus on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, which his critics say is a relatively stable situation compared to ongoing upheaval in the rest of the region.

“The fact that the administration, represented by the Secretary of State, has chosen to be preoccupied with the Palestinian issue proves that they have ignored a fundamental principle. If you are smothered by lethal sandstorms, don’t be preoccupied with the tumbleweeds,” Amb. Yoram Ettinger, former Minister of Congressional Affairs in Israel’s Embassy to the U.S., recently told

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Source: The Algemeiner

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2 Responses to Kerry Agrees with Arab Ministers that Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is ‘Core Issue’ of Mideast Instability

  1. saul

    July 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    either kerry is stupid beyond belief, or more likely he thinks the only impact he and obama can make in the middle east is by pressuring Israel for the upteenth time to give land back to a an entity dedicated to its destruction. the u.s. state dept is so inept..

  2. Gayle Slurzberg

    July 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    That is nonsense and just another excuse to blame Israel for everything.