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Sen. Barbara Boxer took an apparent swipe at Secretary of State John Kerry, saying on Twitter that any statement comparing Israel to apartheid “is nonsensical and ridiculous.”
While Boxer didn’t mention Kerry by name, the comments seem directed at the Obama administration’s top diplomat, who on Friday in a closed-door meeting with world leaders said Israel runs the risk of becoming “an apartheid state” if no peace deal with Palestine is reached soon. The Daily Beast first reported Kerry’s comments.
Boxer, a Democrat from California, is a frequent ally to the Obama administration and a former colleague of Kerry’s in the Senate. In 2009, Boxer and Kerry worked closely together to introduce a climate change bill.
Fellow Democrat Nita Lowey of New York, ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, also spoke out on Twitter against the comments, saying: “Inflammatory rhetoric comparing Israel’s democracy to repugnant apartheid policy is irresponsible, inaccurate & counterproductive.”