John Kerry is in town again.
And his host, Benjamin Netanyahu, was quiet about it.
For all the support for Israel that the U.S. has reiterated in the escalating conflict with Hamas, the State Department today was also talking about its concern for “the humanitarian situation” in Gaza.
— State Dept IO Bureau (@State_IO) July 23, 2014
— Sangwon Yoon (@sangwonyoon) July 23, 2014
Sometimes, the best diplomatic language is body language.
Bibi does not look very happy to see Kerry pic.twitter.com/9WmkmFJKCo
“Sometimes it’s very satisfying for people to see the immediate impact of the violence,” Kerry said today. “But it doesn’t take you to a solution. President Abbas understands the road to the solution and that’s what we’re working for.” He pledged that he “will continue to push for ceasefire, will continue to work with Abbas and others in region in order to achieve it.”
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) July 23, 2014
Kerry is in Israel and the region pressing for a cease fire.
— USEmbassyTelAviv (@usembassyta) July 23, 2014
The U.S. has stalled flights to Ben Gurion International Airport in an abundance of caution that critics have called a coup for Hamas.
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 23, 2014
One American flight got in today, however.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 23, 2014