"We don't justify terror; we fight terror."
Kerry's astounding diplomatic gifts continue bearing fruit. Some Israeli ministers were not particularly happy when he told a Muslim audience that ISIS recruitment was Israel's fault.
Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett fired back at US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday.
"Even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian, there will always be those who blame the Jews," Bennett stated.
"We don't justify terror; we fight terror," he added.
"I suggest they listen to and believe ISIS," he said. "These terrorists want to take over the Middle East, from Syria to Jordan and Lebanon, and to re-establish the [historic] Islamic caliphate."
"We could either fight it or explain it away," he continued. "The choice is in the world's hands, and it will bear the consequences."
The State Department's Marie Harf responded in predictable fashion.
"By any means it is an inaccurate reading of what the Secretary said," Harf continued. "He did not make a linkage between Israel and the growth of ISIL, period."
Later, Harf accused Bennett of having an agenda.
"In terms of this specific Israeli minister’s comments, I think, and I think the Secretary thinks, and everyone thinks that what you say actually matters and not just how someone tries to distort it for their own political purposes," Harf added.
Well who are you going to believe; Kerry or one of the toadies walking behind him and cleaning up his messes?
“As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the ISIL coalition, the truth is we – there wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation," Kerry said.