In a closed-door meeting with world leaders Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly warned that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” according to The Daily Beast.

“Smart diplomacy” strikes again!

Ari Fleischer called on President Obama to repudiate Kerry:

That’s probably a long shot at best.

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki attempted to smooth things over:

Kerry was reported as saying Israel is at risk of becoming an apartheid state, not that they currently are one:

The biggest surprise so far is that Psaki hasn’t tried to resolve this with a hashtag, but the story is young.