Israeli defense minister was denied a meeting with top U.S. officials


Ya'alonStill miffed over negative comments that Israel’s defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry’s Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday.

While Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon did see Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the officials said the White House and State Department rejected Israeli proposals for meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Susan Rice and Kerry on his five-day trip to the United States. The administration had sought to stop Ya’alon from seeing Power but the objections were made too late to cancel the meeting, according to the officials.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the snubs, which were first reported by several Israeli media outlets.

Ya’alon met with Hagel at the Pentagon on Tuesday. Kerry himself was out of the country until late Wednesday, but the officials said pointedly that a meeting with the secretary of state could have been arranged before Ya’alon departs the U.S.

The White House and State Department declined to comment on internal deliberations about who Ya’alon should see.

“I can’t speak to any meetings that didn’t occur,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

At the State Department, spokeswoman Jen Psaki noted that the Ya’alon’s meeting with his counterpart Hagel was “a natural, standard procedure.”

Visiting Israeli defense ministers, including Ya’alon’s immediate predecessor Ehud Barak, have in the past been granted meetings with senior U.S. officials other than their direct counterparts. This week’s refusals come amid increasingly strained U.S.-Israel relations, particularly over criticism of Kerry by several members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, including Ya’alon.

Earlier this year, Ya’alon infuriated officials in Washington with comments accusing the administration of being weak on Iran and questioning the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security. That followed reports that Ya’alon had criticized Kerry for being unrealistic and naive in trying to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Star Tribune



41 responses to “Israeli defense minister was denied a meeting with top U.S. officials”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Oh well. He could have stuck around and begged a little, perhaps. ;-))))
    But the ‘upper echelon’ was having a busy week … can’t expect to have a meeting whenever one wants it to happen.

    1. MekensehParty Avatar

      he’s more ya alone than ever 😉

      1. Well said.

    2. Yeah. The moron thought he was puppet master.

    3. arzatna1 Avatar

      I thought the picture shows him begging

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Could be … or ‘thoughtful prayer’ … but the eyes say: ‘I’ll get even soon as I figure it all out.’ … 😉

    4. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      This is Palestinian’s lives with the sick mad occupiers in West Bank..
      The children obsession.
      “God gave us this land.. all of it, and we can’t argue with God”..

      1. Igor Chingoski Avatar
        Igor Chingoski

        From where this bastards came? = from Eastern Europe, is garbage that the Europeans didn’t want’ there those bullies are not from the region, they are subhumans the invasion of Palestine is problem created by Winston Crookchill. is a problem of England and they are just playing with the lives of innocent civilians, and they are getting away with crime under eyes the hypocrites of the UN, they call the Palestinians “terrorist” to depict what Israelis are = Terrorists

        This in turn had make Palestinian attack Lebanon and created a war from 1975 till… counting, as a international conspiracy to take Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, is happening and Jews should be stopped. Jews some play the role of good cop/bad cop, but I don’t buy it, they are compulsive bull shitters.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Not all Israelis appreciate Netanyahu’s government..
          the never ending Likud in power looks more like a dictatorship..

          1. i suppose you need a staggering 97.9% support in “free” elections to escape dictatorship you have Assad’s E-mail by chance? we really need to learn how he managed to keep the elections “free” in the midst of civil war AND win by such a margin ..the true democracy of Syria, lead by the humanist butcher and Hind’s Idol..Dr Assad the good

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Shut up doron, sorry, yesterday i said:
            “We have nothing further to discuss, please don’t address me anymore”.
            BTW. Stop impersonating Countessa it won’t change my opinion on the contrary, it confirms them.

      2. 5thDrawer Avatar

        ‘Police State Tactics’ … like KGB, Basij Militias, etc, etc. Mao and Pol Pot and Kim Iiis have been well-studied for methodologies. And they knew Nazis and Communists.
        It is in this case a dictatorship of ‘belief’ from the ancient texts, as bad as any of them in the human histories, who have been people incapable of thinking outside a ‘box’ – the box which is ‘The Book’.
        And as in other times of history, it is not ALL of one tribe which is that stilted in thought, but human passions rise and fall, and thinking members of a tribe go along with the ‘hard-shelled idiots’, who come to ‘popular’ power, for their own reasons and safety.
        Stones thrown by anyone can kill.

      3. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
        Maborlz Ez-Hari

        Dirty, sickening infection these isreali mongrels, their ways go hand in hand with isis.

  2. Bruised egos. Israel will overplay her fortunes, it is endemic to Jewry, the height of Jewry invincibility is arrogance, and it is this arrogance that will usher her demise.

    Phuuck this Moshe Ya’alon guy. A beggar society like Israel, poppers of the absolute worse kind, biting the fingers that feed them, the American tax payers. Phhuck this idiotic mistake of a state and people. They can rot in hell. The US should sever all diplomatic relationship with Israel.

    1. Hamas begged for and raised some half billion$ from their last fund raising party in belly is full, got money for 2-3 more years of preparing for the next fund raising banquet and here we go again.
      so what if it came with for the price of dead Arabs..we got cash flow now…
      just thought i’d bring that up since we’re talking about non productive beggar’s society

      1. malmequer Avatar

        They didn’t beg, the stupid World offered to reconstruct for the homeless…that’s funny..

        1. have you seen this?
          pretty much sums it up

  3. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    Ah poor baby.. kiss my ass.. long gone are the days where Israel controlled all the congress. well half of it now i

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      (Nothing to do with Ya’lala, i was looking for you)
      When UN Resolution to invade Syria was vetoed Sarkozy
      told Al Rai “Prepare your people for an exodus to Europe, the
      Western powers will invade the Middle East in November..
      (by proxies)..

      Will War break
      out in Syria?

      Christians of the Orient stand up against the new Western colonialism

      by Thierry Meyssan

      The war against Syria, planned by the United States, France and the United Kingdom for mid-November 2011, has been blocked in extremis by the Russian and Chinese vetoes at the Security Council.
      According to Nicolas Sarkozy, who informed the Maronite Patriarch of the matter during a stormy meeting at the Elysée Palace on 5 September 2011, the plan contemplates the expulsion of Middle East Christians by the Western powers. In this context a press campaign is underway in Europe to accuse the Christians of the Orient of collusion with the dictatorships.

      Mother Agnès-Mariam of the Cross, mother superior of the monastery of James the Mutilated in Qara (Syria) responds to this
      war propaganda.

      Voltaire Network | Beirut (Lebanon) |
      14 October 2011

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        90% of the Christians who were there, have left Iraq. They’re not all stupid. 😉
        Get the last 10% out, and we can all walk away from it. :-)))))

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          ??? It’s about the planned (now done) expulsion of Syria Christians, here in the Levant.
          Iraqi Christians were done during Bush invasion of Iraq. Open another drawer.

  4. The media propaganda with the role to protect Israel could not continue forever in spite of what is already in front of everyone’s eyes.
    The consequence of this World War of Religion instigated by the Zionists should be looked over even by the same citizens of Israel.
    If at first it may seem that Muslims are fighting Jews and Christians joined together soon after the next conflict will certainly be one between Christians and Jews for the Deception on 9/11. Without a scapegoat no media propaganda could save the Jews from a drastic change of public opinion.
    Should this be the greatest gift that the citizens of Israel wish upon themselves and want to offer to the whole World?
    We are still in time to put the past in a new prospective and to build a World that could welcome the next generations.
    This is not mere idealism but a real possibility.
    It is difficult to comprehend why the Jewish people would want to fall back in the same path that over the time has brought nothing but destruction of many innocent lives.
    This seems the perfect time to change the rules of the game but if this World conflict must happen then let it be one between the old Animals versus a new Humankind

    1. Precisely. Jews masterminded demonization of Islam in the West, as if Islam was a newly discovered infectious decease. And, Muslims bit the bait like falafel to a hungry desert nomad. Jews knew Arabs and Muslim weaknesses, and predicted their prima dona reactions accurately. But Jewry is incapable of boundaries and satisfaction, not unlike every installment of their abominable history, they have overplayed their hands again, and will always do so.

      1. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
        Maborlz Ez-Hari

        Pretty black and white, undeniable really and to think they share so much in common but are happy to wipe each other out is nothing short of the work of evil. You have the Sharon’s on one side and kalifas on the other. What could be worse?

      2. it’s not new

  5. Countessa di Alba Avatar
    Countessa di Alba

    India Chooses Israel over US for $525 Million Missile Deal

    1. hey buddy, will you come clean and tell her who you are?
      she thinks i’m impersonating her :)))))

      1. Countessa di Alba Avatar
        Countessa di Alba

        I wrote her “Doron is not me” but i see

        she is just crazy

        1. ProudShia Avatar

          Everyone knows its you, Doron. Quit it. Its becoming old, boring, and childish.

          1. Countessa di Alba Avatar
            Countessa di Alba

            i’m not Doron

          2. malmequer Avatar

            Hi’re not doron?
            Why deffend yourself sweetie..that’s funny..

          3. Countessa di Alba Avatar
            Countessa di Alba

            You are not Malmequer

          4. thanks, I needed the laugh :))

        2. as if i ever hid my pov from some one here..
          fingers crossed

        3. malmequer Avatar

          Ha Ha..sweetie..that’s funny…:)))

      2. ProudShia Avatar

        Doron leave Hind alone. She is one of the few real genuine soul who only speaks the truth and is not biased like others in here.

        1. Countessa di Alba Avatar
          Countessa di Alba

          She is fake, terrorist supporter

          1. malmequer Avatar

            Sweetie, that’s funny.. no discuss no avatar?
            You stole Countessa from me, funny fake daft mare:))))

        2. she speaks her truth and i respect her for standing up for it, but her view of truth is so one sided I feel i must point the issues she over looks, after all truth is absolut, it’s the angle we look it it that sets our beliefs

          also ,her ability to passionately defend the Palestinians fighting Israel while simultaneously support in the same equal passion Assad who starved Palestinians in Yarmoch a little baffling

          ..and she did tell me to go to hell , you can’t really expect me to not do the opposite 😉

          1. malmequer Avatar

            That’s look obsessed with Hind just like me. where’s your Countessa avatar sweetie…?:(((

          2. lol..not in the way you are though…i bring stories and facts and ask for her opinion ;)she hates it when she can’t answer and resorts to her true nature..cursing and evading.
            you can say I put a mirror in front of her and enjoy myself to see her forcing her eyes shut 🙂

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