Apparently John Kerry is not a very big fan of Israel. He liked the Viet Cong and the Sandinistas, but he just never warmed up to the Jewish State. It’s probably the lack of red in its flag.
Kerry had already threatened Israel with another Intifada, emphasized BDS and now he’s using the A-word.
In what may be a sign of his frustration over the failure of his peace efforts, The Daily Beast revealed on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa.
The comments were made by Kerry during a meeting with influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday. The Daily Beast obtained a recording of the comments.
According to the report, Kerry’s use of the loaded term is already rankling Jewish leaders in America.
Kerry also said that at some point, he might unveil his own peace deal and tell both sides to “take it or leave it.”
“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. 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,” Kerry was quoted as having told the group of senior officials and experts from the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and Japan.
Nice country, you have there. Would be a shame if it got denounced as an Apartheid State.
The secretary of state also implied, but did not say outright, that if the governments of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu or Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas left power, there could be a change in the prospects for peace. If “there is a change of government or a change of heart,” Kerry said, “something will happen.”
And since Obama keeps insisting that Abbas is committed to peace, we know which government Hanoi John wants to change.
Last November, Kerry threatened that Israel would face a “Third Intifada” – or violent uprising – if talks did not end with a “Palestinian state” in Judea and Samaria.
Nice country you have here, shame if it got blown up.