Israeli official apologizes for Kerry comments

Jan 15, 2014, 5:31 AM EST
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference with Russia's Foreign affairs minister, Serguei Lavrov and U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi following their meeting at the U.S. ambassador's residence on January 13, 2014 in Paris, France.
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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has apologized for quotes that appeared in a newspaper that lambasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's role in the Middle East peace process. Mr. Yaalon was quoted as saying that Mr Kerry was acting out of "misplaced obsession and messianic fervour".