Max Steinberg, from Los Angeles, visited Israel, several years ago. He soon returned, joined the IDF, and became a sharpshooter in the elite Golani Brigade.
Max was one of the first casualties of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
It was unclear whether his parents and two siblings would be able to catch a flight for his funeral, and so the call went out in Israel, on Facebook and Twitter, for people to attend the funeral of the “Lone Soldier.”
His family did attend the funeral.
So did 30,000 Israelis.
John Kerry was in Israel that day, and he went to visit Max’s parents.
So, what do you say to jet-lagged, grief-stricken parents who have just buried their 24 year old son?
Via Free Beacon: Kerry to Mother of Fallen IDF Soldier: ‘How’s Your Day?’
….According to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, “Kerry entered and exited the room swiftly, surrounded by men in black and refusing to take any questions from press.”
“How’s your day?” Kerry asked as he sat down. “How’s your day?” Evie [Steinberg’s mother] asked back. “My day’s going better than yours,” he said.
Charles Krauthammer: Investor’s Business Daily — John Kerry Has No Idea How To Handle Middle East Diplomacy
Ron Liddle: The Spectator — The reassuring stupidity of John Kerry