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On Gaza, Fox Shows Kerry Saying, Hellofa Pinpoint Op, Have To Go Tonight

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, July 18, more here -- Speaking on Fox News Sunday on July 20, US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the extension of the P5+1 Iran nuclear talks -- until host Chris Wallace re-played what he said he just been filmed of Kerry, on mic, speaking on the phone about Gaza. Video now here.

KERRY: It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.

STAFF: Right. It’s escalating really significantly, and just underscores the need for a ceasefire.

KERRY: We’ve got to get over there.

STAFF: Yeah. Yeah.

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, Jon. I think, Jon, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.

   The latter seems to imply Kerry will be on the road again. And on another show he said he thinks the President wants him to go very soon.

  Meanwhile UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has begun his tour, starting in Doha -- but his spokesman won't answer if Ban is using a free Qatari plane, and if there are any safeguards in place against influence or conflicts of interest, or the view from Cairo.

   After the Gaza meeting of the UN Security Council on July 18, the Press was sent "the revised draft resolution that will be put before the Members of the Security Council by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in its capacity as the Arab representative on the Security Council."

  Inner City Press put the document online, here, explicitly comparing it to Resolution 1860 (2009), which passed because the US abstained but did not veto, as it would later do on settlements. We will stay on this.

  Inside the Security Council on July 10, Israel's Ron Prosor told BanKi-moon that while he had given his speech, five rockets had been fired at Israel (Prosor played a rocket warning siren on his phone, to make his point.) At the stakeout, on-camera, Prosor raised the number of rockets to six.

  While Palestine's Riyad Mansour spoke on camera, the stakeout was nearly full with journalists. But when Prosor spoke there were far fewer -- one of whom told Inner City Press, “This is a question for FUNCA,” the Free UN Coalition for Access. Again Prosor played the rocket siren warning, and used the line “From Abuja to Falluja.”

  Inner City Press asked Prosor about those who say Hamas is not formally part of the unity government; he replied, “Hamas is Hamas.”

  On Palestine joining or complaining to the International Criminal Court, Inner City Press' question which Ban Ki-moon dodged on July 9, Prosor did not answer. Yet.

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