DoS Spokesperson discusses US Sec of State Kerry-Israeli FM Lieberman meeting where they discussed the long-term Israeli-Palestinian relationship and the 3 Israeli teens abducted in the West Bank – USDoS press briefing/Non-UN document (excerpts)

Marie Harf

Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing

Washington, DC

June 26, 2014


  • Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting with FM Lieberman



11:32 p.m. EDT


QUESTION: Apparently, today Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during his meeting with Secretary Kerry suggested that Israel would help moderate Arab countries to fight ISIL. Is this something that the United States would look kindly on, or would encourage Israel to do —

MS. HARF: Well —

QUESTION: — or would advise against?

MS. HARF: Just a quick little readout of that meeting. They talked about the long-term relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. They obviously talked about the missing Israeli teenagers, and the Secretary reiterated his concern over the missing teenagers. They also talked about Iraq and ISIL, as you mentioned, and they had really a discussion about the longer-term threat coming from some of these groups.


Document symbol: DPB#113
Document Type: Briefing, Press briefing, Transcript
Country: Israel, United States of America
Subject: Governance, Peace process, Statehood-related, Terrorism
Publication Date: 26/06/2014
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