Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kerry, Netanyahu call ‘cut off,’ is not renewed

A call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry was disconnected on Sunday, and the two haven’t spoken since, according to various media reports, giving rise to media speculation on the strained state of diplomatic ties between Jerusalem and Washington.
 “Their phone call was cut off,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a briefing Tuesday, citing a “communications issue.”

Asked by one reporter if Netanyahu had hung up on Kerry in anger, she responded: “Sometimes calls get cut off. You — it was a brief call, is what I’m trying to convey. There was nothing… There was nothing that interesting about it, no. That was not the case. That was not the case.”
Kerry probably again asked Netanyahu to meet Hamas half way