U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman greet, ahead of their meeting at the David Citadel hotel Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)
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Israel's right-wing foreign minister on Friday defended U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry whose Middle East peace drive has seen mounting criticism from within the Israeli government.The conciliatory remarks by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has previously been a vocal critic of international efforts to set up a Palestinian state on Israeli-occupied territory, could help Kerry cobble together consensus for pursuing the peace negotiations.Kerry has been criticised from within the Israeli government in recent weeks. Israeli media quoted Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon as ridiculing Kerry as "messianic" over U.S. proposals that could increase Palestinian security controls in the West Bank were Israel to withdraw. Israeli censure of Kerry was "absurd and hurtful", he said.
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