Just recently Palestinian Authority (Fatah) leader Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen, entered into an alliance with Gaza-led Hamas in order to force pressure on a “two-state” solution in the Middle East.
Of course, the Hamas charter (the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood) still calls for the elimination of the State of Israel — methinks the “Palestinians” are not that serious about peace.
Against that backdrop, comes the latest revelation of the Obama administration’s true feelings towards the State of Israel. As reported in the Washington Times, “Jewish leaders are fuming over remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who cautioned that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state if a two-state solution cannot be reached. Mr. Kerry told senior officials during a closed meeting on Friday that a two-state solution is the “only real alternative” for Israel and the Palestinian territories, “because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens, or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.”
Once again, another closed-door meeting, similar to the “off mic” conversation between President Obama and then-French President Sarkozy. Or how about that 2011unilateral declaration by Obama to return Israel to pre-1967 borders?
For the US Secretary of State to be so careless in using the “apartheid” comparison to Israel is both delusional and ill-advised. It erodes the legitimacy of America’s best ally in the Middle East region. You can just imagine this sound bite being replayed all over the Islamic world.
This comes on the heels of Kerry’s apparent support of the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement against Israel. Kerry may come out try to walk back these comments, but they are reflective of the liberal progressive Left’s castigation of Israel and its fawning love affair with the Palestinian, propaganda-induced agenda.
The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish NGO based in the United States, said that while it appreciates Mr. Kerry’s commitment to the region, his comments “used the repugnant language of Israel’s adversaries and accusers” and were “not seen as expressions of friendship and support.” Gee, ya think?
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the secretary was simply repeating his view, shared by others, that “The only way to have two nations and two peoples living side by side in peace and security is through a two-state solution.”
Bu once again, the State Department mouthpiece has it all wrong. The solution was Israel and Jordan. There has never been such a thing as a Palestinian state and the genesis of the word Palestine itself is related to the punishment of the Jewish people by Roman Emperor Hadrian. Peace and security will come from the recognition of Israel’s right to exist, as it has historically, and with the denounciation of Islamic terrorism — quite hard to do since Fatah and Hamas are terrorist organizations.
There is no way — past, present, or future — that Israel is an apartheid state. If it were, why are there Arabs in the Knesset? The problem is that now more than ever, the “Palestinians” have the liberal progressive Left in America — and in the White House — as allies. John Kerry meant what he said in that closed meeting. His faux angst isn’t a result of any partisan political calls for his resignation – it’s his way of expressing anger for being caught.