The Israeli Double Standard

How many times have Obama “administration officials” lectured, scolded, and otherwise harassed Israel every time an official spoke the truth (like saying John Kerry was “obsessed” with the peace talks and they were going terribly)? Well, here’s what Kerry said in response to the absolute lies Palestinians are telling about Israel.

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his “disappointment” to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday over anti-Israeli rhetoric.

Disappointed? Why, did the Palestinians say something mildly annoying? Let’s go look.

Last week, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Xinhua, a state-run news organization in China, that Israel may initiate a military incursion in Gaza against Hamas to undermine Kerry’s efforts to forge peace.

Erekat had previously suggested that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wanted Abbas assassinated.

Absolute lies. Unbelievable lies about the character of the Palestinian peace partners. Lies so bold that John Kerry finally had to say he was–disappointed.

Let us compare that to his wrath when Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon mistakenly thought he was having a private conversation and said that Kerry should leave Israel alone because the Palestinians don’t want peace. Words like “crisis” were thrown around.

But Palestinians can utterly reject U.S. peace plans, completely make stuff up about Israel, and constantly incite against Israel–and only receive a “disappointed” response.

And then there’s the lovely dual loyalty canard that an unnamed administration official launched at American Jews.

Apparently, you can only earn this administration’s opprobrium if you’re Jewish or Israeli. Lord knows Obama has never said a word about recalcitrant Palestinian behavior. Not that I would expect him to, as a friend of Rashid Khalidi and the man who just put the virulently anti-Israel Robert Malley on his National Security team. Buckle up, Israel. The next two years are going to be a bumpy ride.

The only thing I take comfort in is knowing that the Palestinians are going to utterly refuse any deal that doesn’t give them everything they want.

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