John Kerry, friend to Israel

The title, if you couldn’t guess, is sarcasm.

Are you effing kidding me? These are the words of the United States Secretary of State?

If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday.

When even Richard Goldstone came out against the use of “apartheid” to describe the Israeli-Palestinian situation, perhaps the U.S. Secretary of State shouldn’t use the cause-of-the-decade college protest language that the Israel-haters use so liberally.

While “apartheid” can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations.

But the U.S. SecState is using it. Inaccurately, but that doesn’t matter. What matters are his presidential ambitions, and Israel and the Palestinians are thwarting those by refusing to go along with his agreements. And of course, he blames Israel the most. Or Buzzfeed, continuing the media’s anti-Israel narrative, wouldn’t publish any direct quotes that make Kerry seem hard on the Palestinians. This is how you show evenhandedness in the anti-Israel media:

Kerry criticized Israeli settlement construction as being unhelpful to the peace process and he also criticized Palestinian leaders for making statements that declined to recognize the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state.

“There is a fundamental confrontation and it is over settlements. Fourteen thousand new settlement units announced since we began negotiations. It’s very difficult for any leader to deal under that cloud,” Kerry said.

Right. The new units announced? All inside “settlements” that are suburbs of Jerusalem and will be part of Israel in any final negotiation with the P.A. But sure, keep on pretending that Ma’ale Adumim is illegitimate. Because that’s what gets you headlines.

Pretty sure Kerry just blew his chance for backing from any big Jewish donors. Not a hundred percent sure, but pretty sure.

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3 Responses to John Kerry, friend to Israel

  1. Michael Lonie says:

    “There is a fundamental confrontation and it is over settlements. Fourteen thousand new settlement units announced since we began negotiations. It’s very difficult for any leader to deal under that cloud.”

    Kerry is deluded if he actually thinks the dispute is over settlements. The Palis may whine about settlements as a false flag to distract people like Kerry and the State Department types advising him, but the dispute is much more primal and settlements have nothing to do with it. For the Arabs Tel Aviv is an illegal settlement, just as much as those 14,000 housing units he whined about. The Arabs want to destroy Israel and commit renewed genocide on the Jews. The Jews are reluctant to endure this result. That so many think the israel-Arab conflict is about settlements, or this border compared with that one, shows that most Westen peopla cannot understand the influence of religion on people outside their own little bubble, not to mention genocidal hatred the Arabs have for the Jews. Westerners in general will simply not believe such attitudes are serious.

    Also, it seems to me that people like Kerry do not assume that the suburbs of Jerusalem will remain Israel territory. They do not assume that in their envisioned peace settlement even that Jerusalem will remain united. Israel will have to “make sacrifices for peace” and “take risks for peace” but the Arabs, intransigent to the end, will not be required to make sacrifices or take risks for peace, or even give up terrorism.

    That also bollixes up the diplomacy with Iran, by the way. The Ayatollahs say: We want nublear weapons to start the Final War when the Mahdi will return and Shi’a Islam will emerge triumphant. Nobody in the West, with few exceptions, interprets their statements that way. It’s just some slogan for internal politics, sort of like what Obama says all the time. But the Ayatollahs are serious. They believe their religioius visiion. They believe they must start the war that will bring the 12th Imam back. Men with modern, technical educations, like Ahmedinejad, believe the 12th Imam is at the bottom of a well near Tehran, and the can communicate with him by droping messages into the well. While he was mayor of Tehran he wanted to widen all the streets so that the Mahdi could ride through them in triumph when he returned, with out the embarrassment of riding through narrow alleys.

    They have Medieval minds, at best, and from our POV many if not most seem insane. Now the Iranians at least will have nukes, because no one was willing to stop them when it was possible.

  2. mrzee says:

    I have to diagree with you about Jewish donors. As long a CAIRy runs as a Democrap, he’ll get lots of Jewish money.

  3. mrzee says:

    That’s “disagree with you” :-(

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