In February, John Kerry tried blackmailing and bullying, claiming, “[F]or Israel there is an increasing de-legitimization campaign that has been building up. People are very sensitive to it, there is talk of boycott and other kinds of things. Are we all going to be better with all of that?” Kerry predicted a “high risk” of increased boycotts and a higher likelihood of international isolation for Israel if peace talks broke down. This blackmail failed (much like everything else Kerry touches), and thankfully, Israel’s economy continues to thrive and succeed.
In November 2013, Kerry encouraged Arab violence against Israel when he asked, “I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?” In November 2013, the man said that Israel’s “isolation” would be its own fault if a peace deal with the Palestinians falls through. Kerry further warned the Israelis that “the alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos.” Basically, Kerry is saying either give in or accept attacks. Little does the man know that the key to Jewish survival is the ability to fight and survive.
Now, 70 years after the end of the Holocaust, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, John Kerry, who has failed miserably on all aspects of foreign policy, has reached a new low. The President of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), signed a unity government agreement with Hamas. Hamas is an organization that is anti-America and anti-Israel – that is illegal in the United States, Canada, the European Union and many other nations. Hamas considers America an enemy, and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh (and the new partner of Abu Mazen) condemned America’s killing of Osama bin Laden, noting that “Osama bin Laden was a Muslim freedom fighter.”
Against that backdrop, John Kerry shamefully claimed that Israel is bound to become an “apartheid state” if it ceased conceding to the Palestinian Authority’s demands. Kerry’s despicable comments came on Holocaust Remembrance Day. As Jews around the world remember how 6 million Jews were slaughtered, the American Secretary of State blood-libeled Israel as an apartheid State. Israel – which was established after the world turned a blind eye to Jewish suffering – is a light unto the nations. As Israel faces enemies who seek to destroy the only Jewish State, the American Secretary of State is obsessed with a “peace” which will harm the nation, and cause even more Jewish blood to be shed. It is despicable.
Israel is not a “vassal state” or “banana republic” as Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin reminded America many years ago. As Begin said, “Let me tell you who this government is composed of. It is composed of people whose lives were spent in resistance, in fighting and in suffering. You will not frighten us with ‘punishments.’ He who threatens us will find us deaf to his threats. We are only prepared to listen to rational arguments.” As Menachem Begin noted, “The people of Israel has lived 3,700 years without a memorandum of understanding with America – and it will continue to live for another 3,700.” As Dani Dayan, an Israeli leader noted yesterday, “Peace will not be made at gunpoint, nor will it be made through American pressure on Israel to capitulate.”
The Hollywood movie “Defiance,” about Jewish partisans during the Holocaust, has a great scene where a Jew prays, “Please, choose another people! We’ve run out of blood, so please choose another people.” John Kerry would do just fine to finally leave the Jews alone. America and Israel share common Christian-Judeo values – even if Messrs. Kerry and Obama do not.
Israel is not the problem in the Middle East. As the CEO of 5WPR, it is readily apparent that Israel is unfairly blamed and maligned. John Kerry is delusional and offensive.
P.S.: If he is concerned with civil rights, he can examine how Christians are being treated in the Arab world or women and homosexuals in Gaza.