The Almagor Terror Victims Organization plans to hold protests outside US
Secretary of State John Kerry’s hotel on Tuesday, after he declined to meet with
“We understand that your duty is to further the interests of the
United States in the Middle East, but we object to this being done through the
release of terrorists who murdered our loved ones and who are liable to murder
other Jews in the future,” reads a letter from the organization to Kerry sent
The organization asked to meet with Kerry “in the name of
justice, morality, and fairness… to express our feelings regarding this
A State Department representative told Almagor director Lt.-Col.
(res.) Meir Indor that while Kerry is sympathetic to their cause, he does not
have time to meet with them. However, he plans to attend a ceremony honoring the
memory of victims of terror.
Pointing to Kerry’s meetings with his
Iranian counterpart and with Palestinian Authority representatives, Indor said:
“He meets with people who support terror, but he won’t meet with
“Kerry is putting on a show. On the one hand, he’s going to cry at a
memorial ceremony; on the other, he releases prisoners,” Indor stated. “We don’t
need ceremonies, we need action.”
“It’s inappropriate for him to pressure
Israel to do what the Americans won’t do in their own country,” Indor said of
Last week, the government released 26 prisoners who
committed acts of terror before the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993. This was
the second of four releases, after which 104 terrorists will have been released
to the PA as a goodwill gesture to continue peace talks.
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