Misrepresenting faith to the benefit of a political party and ideology.
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Below are a number of questions posed at the State Department briefing of Monday, January 13.
QUESTION: Abbas made a statement this past weekend saying that they will never accept what is requested of them on the Jewish aspect of the state of Israel; and second, they will never forfeit Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine; and third, that the right of return is a personal issue for the Palestinians, and not a collective issue. Do you have any comment on that?
MS. HARF: I think I’ll let his words speak for themselves. Again, we’re discussing – all issues are on the table. We’re discussing them privately. I think the Secretary’s been clear that we’re at a critical point right now, that the Palestinians and the Israeli leaders are grappling with difficult and challenging decisions, and very sensitive ones. But the details of those discussions we are keeping private to give them the best chance to succeed.
QUESTION: And do you have any comment about Assad’s comments about how Kerry’s talks in Paris are fictional?
QUESTION: He didn’t say fictional. He said illusionary or --
QUESTION: Anyway, his point was that they were far from reality.
Given that the State Department opined that "the remarks of the Defense Minister (Moshe Ya'alon), if accurate, are offensive and inappropriate," is the State Department going to issue a comment about Assad's remarks?