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The State Department put out a few photographs from the first day of John Kerry’s tenth trip to Israel and Palestine today. I’m posting a few of them, below. We need better captions! Improve.


Jan. 3 meeting with rightwing Republican Senators John Barrasso, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham who are also in Jerusalem. Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times…

Kerry meets Avigdor Lieberman, January 3

Kerry meets Avigdor Lieberman. I’d watch Lieberman, too

Kerry in Ramallah with Mahmoud Abbas and his team of negotiators

In Ramallah with Mahmoud Abbas and his team of negotiators. Foxman’s going to say that guy is doing the quenelle


The presser with Netanyahu yesterday. Time for a trust-fall?

The presser with Netanyahu yesterday. Time for a trust fall?

Oh and Kerry met student editors who are in Jerusalem attending a seminar by the American Jewish Committee.

Students at American Jewish Committee event

Students at American Jewish Committee event

“Kerry made a surprise appearance at a briefing by State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki to students from an American Jewish Committee delegation,” Haaretz reported.

The State Department proudly tweeted the meeetup. One of the students was excited.


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  1. Justpassingby
    January 3, 2014, 3:09 pm

    First pic: Mccain and Graham play the game of how wide they can open their legs for Netanyahu?

    Alot of napkins on these pictures, whats going on on these meetings anyway?

  2. Sycamores
    January 3, 2014, 3:27 pm

    first pic

    McCain: Kerry looks like a wally in that oversize chair.

    Graham: yeah he is the Secretary of State after all.

    second pic

    if they can’t focus on the one camera what chance does the peace talks have.

    third pic

    Kerry: Madmoud i’m sorry for been the bearer of bad news but i did bring the Kleenex.

    fourth pic

    Netenyahu: how did Kerry’s hairdo get through security?

  3. seafoid
    January 3, 2014, 5:11 pm

    First picture
    Graham asks the others how much the bots pay them .

    Second picture . Kerry says ” first time I have ever spoken to a nightclub bouncer”

    • Egbert
      January 4, 2014, 9:18 am

      Second picture: The Bouncer’s security guard has got his beedy eyes on Kerry, and is preparing to draw his weapon with his right hand should Kerry show insufficient respect.

  4. Scott
    January 3, 2014, 5:57 pm

    You can’t improve on your Ramallah caption.

    • annie
      January 4, 2014, 7:04 pm

      hysterical! Foxman’s going to say that guy is doing the quenelle

  5. surewin
    January 3, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Look at Kerry’s face in the picture with Lieberman. Perfectly calibrated.

  6. just
    January 3, 2014, 7:29 pm

    wtf are McCain, Graham and Barrasso DOING there?????????? To show bipartisanship in this farce of a “peace process”? To ensure the status quo and worse?
    To piss off millions?

    I am so mad that I can’t even describe it. Warmongers extraordinaire @ “Peace Talks”? Three stooges entirely against peace, justice and equality in the ME except for Israeli Jews and totally against the Palestinians and “others”.

    Are they invited by the warmongers Netanyahu, Lieberman, etc. ? Or by Obama and Kerry? Does it really matter?

    I am ashamed and furious.

    • Citizen
      January 3, 2014, 9:14 pm

      @ just
      Yeah, that was my initial question too. Today the hick senators met with Bibi. Kerry met with Bibi too, but separately. McCain said he’s concerned just like Bibi that Kerry’s not concerned enough about Israel’s security.

      Anybody read anything in mass media about why these three senators are in Israel right now?

    • Citizen
      January 3, 2014, 9:41 pm

      The US senators are “coincidentally” over in Israel to snipe from the side lines at Kerry, earning their big AIPAC-orchestrated donations to their senate seat coffers. They held their own press conference over there, telling the Zionists they, like their pal, Bibi, are very concerned Kerry’s plans don’t sufficiently address Israel’s security interests. They also told the crowd they were working hard back in the US Congress to pile more economic sanctions on Iran:

      Why not cut to the quick and just make the Israeli PM also the US SOS? Or pull Joe Lieberman out of retirement and make him SOS?

    • pmb1414
      January 4, 2014, 1:04 pm

      Very simply, they are there on behalf of our military-industrial complex (the beast that must be fed), and of course AIPAC. It’s all about defense industry jobs, and wars are necessary to keep the machines humming. “Let’s see, how can we sabotage talks with Iran?”~ could be the caption for the first image.

      I too am ashamed and furious.

  7. David Doppler
    David Doppler
    January 3, 2014, 7:59 pm

    1. Small world, eh guys?
    2. Swift Boat and the Bouncer
    3. What’s a quenelle?
    4. Mrs. Rabin was telling me the other day . . . .
    5. Want to see me juggle chainsaws?

  8. just
    January 3, 2014, 8:18 pm

    Wait. There are six settings in the first picture. Who are the fifth and sixth at the party? Are they all a- flutter awaiting King Bibi and his felonious henchman?

  9. tommy
    January 4, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Chamberlain’s peace in our time is often used to justify Zionist terror, but the picture of Kerry shaking hands with Lieberman is a better symbol of why religious nationalism prevails in Palestine.

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