Israel’s Foreign Minister defended U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after remarks by members of Israel’s governing coalition accused America’s top diplomat of making anti-Semitic remarks about a possible boycott of the Jewish state.
Avigdor Lieberman called Kerry “a true friend of Israel,” Sky News reported Sunday.
“The man has a record of 29 years in the Senate,” Lieberman added. “You can see all of his votes, all of his speeches. It’s natural to have differences of opinion, but to call somebody anti-Semitic or an enemy of the people, or not an honest-broker because of differences of opinion?”
“We shouldn’t take friends and turn them into enemies.”
Kerry had come under heavy criticism from some Israeli officials after warning of “an increasing de-legitimization campaign” against the country at a security conference in Germany earlier this month.
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