WhiteHouse National Security Advisor Susan Rice told Israel in February it was “totally unfounded and unacceptable” to criticize Secretary John Kerry.
Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable.
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) February 4, 2014
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This week Rabbi Shmuley Boteach blasted Rice for her stunning arrogance.
The New York Observer reported:
Who the hell does National Security Advisor Susan Rice think she is? Does she believe in freedom of speech? How else to explain her disdainful tweet: “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable.” Unacceptable? Is it only Israel that has no right to criticize him? Has Rice forgotten that Israel, like the United States, is a democracy that enshrines the freedom of speech?
There has been a penchant of late by those in the Obama Administration to treat Israel like an errant schoolboy. When Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, according to media reports, that John Kerry is “obsessive and messianic,” State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said that Ya’alon’s remarks, if accurate, are “offensive and inappropriate, especially given all that the U.S. is doing to support Israel’s security needs.”
Aha. So, it would follow that any country that the US is similarly doing a great deal for would come under similar condemnation by the State department were they to criticize American leaders.