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Israel — The Democrat — Troubled By John Kerry’s Remarks On Israel — The Country [VIDEO]

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during joint press conference in the Treaty Room July 29, 2014 after meetings at the State Department in Washington, DC.  The United States is drawing up fresh sanctions against Russia for its role in fuelling the crisis in Ukraine, Kerry warned Tuesday. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during joint press conference in the Treaty Room July 29, 2014 after meetings at the State Department in Washington, DC. The United States is drawing up fresh sanctions against Russia for its role in fuelling the crisis in Ukraine, Kerry warned Tuesday. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)  

Democratic Rep. Steve Israel said he’s troubled by Secretary of State John Kerry’s take on Israel’s conflict with Hamas.

While he supports Kerry’s statements in support of Israel’s right to survive and protect its citizens, Rep. Israel said in an interview with Bloomberg he gets concerned when Kerry urges Israel to be sensitive to its enemies.

“I do get concerned with statements from Secretary Kerry, as I was concerned with statements in the Bush administration about the need to, for Israel to show sensitivity or demonstrate greater attempts with respect to civilians in Gaza,” he said in the clip, “when Israel in fact goes further than most any other country I know to do that.”

Rep. Israel is head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The full interview with Bloomberg’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” will air in full this weekend.

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