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Israeli MK calls Kerry 'anti-Semite'
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos January 24, 2014. Photo by Reuters
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Gaza, ALRAY - A Knesset member accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of having "anti-Semitic undertones," Israeli media reported Saturday. 

Moti Yogev of Habayit Hayehudi told Israel Radio on Thursday that Kerry puts "obsessive pressure" on Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move so-called peace process forward.

Netanyahu has to maneuver under Kerry's relentlessness and "unprofessionalism, which may also have anti-Semitic undertones to it," said Yogev, who claimed that many Likud members share his view.

Kerry has "anti-Israel elements to him," which is why he does not seek compromise but only "unequivocal answers that could only mean shrinking Israel's borders." The right-wing MK added.

Habayit Hayehudi, which means The Jewish Home, is one of the far-right Israeli parties. Voices within the party have been stressing an unequivocal position asking Palestinian negotiators to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Israel's pressure on Palestinians to recognize it as a Jewish state is an attempt to legalize "racism," PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said on Saturday, January 11, 2014. 

A "Jewish state" recognition would exempt Israel from its responsibility toward the Palestinian refugees who were forcibly displaced from their homes in 1948, Ma’an quoted Ashrawi.  

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