American Secretary of State John Kerry continued the Obama Administration’s record of bullying, saying on Saturday, “for 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 is pressuring Israel to make very difficult compromises, claiming if not there will be a “high risk” of increased boycotts, and a higher likelihood of international isolation for Israel. This, in English would be called blackmail.
This administration has repeatedly pushed through controversial, executive action policies that the majority of Americans oppose – and the Middle East is no different. Instead of standing with America’s closest ally, Kerry spent the weekend threatening violence and boycotts against Israel if the Jewish State doesn’t make sacrifices to placate the Palestinian Arabs. Despicable incitement which provides moral encouragement to those who seek to kill Jews and are also enemies of the West.
Why haven’t the Palestinians been threatened if peace talks break down? As a fellow Front Page Mag columnist previously noted, Palestinians cheer while America mourns. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Palestinians in Gaza cheered, “danced in the streets and handed out candy and sweets to motorists and pedestrians alike.” “Similarly, after the 9-11 attacks that killed 3,000 people, the Palestinian response was quite similar. Old women were seen shrieking in jubilation while children passed out sweets and men cheered approvingly.” And these are the people American officials support?
Lest one forget, there were mass protests against America amongst Palestinian Arabs during President Barack Obama’s visit to the region. Palestinians are no friends of the Christians, and stand as allies of Arab fundamentalists who are also anti-American. Israel remains the only place in the Middle East where American flags aren’t burnt.
In November, John Kerry encouraged the Arabs to commit violence against Israel when he asked, “I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?” Kerry said Israel’s “isolation” would be their 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.” Tantamount to incitement by saying either give in or accept attacks. Despicable.
Simply, John Kerry is telling Israel that if it does not sacrifice land to the Palestinian Arabs, then they can deal with Arab violence. What Kerry neglects is that if Israel does sacrifice, it will also deal with Arab violence, and the Arabs won’t stop attacking as long as there is a Jewish State. The Palestinian Arabs have massacred Jewish men, women and children before there was a state of Israel, and don’t need John Kerry to encourage them to continue to do so.
These are Israel’s so-called “peace partners.” These are the people who are demanding that Kerry and Obama forget that America and Israel share common Christian-Judeo values, and Israel is a staunch ally of America. It is time for Kerry to wake up and realize that Israel is not the problem in the Middle East – the Palestinian Arabs are.
As Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon noted, the county “will not negotiate with a gun put to our head,” and “We will make decisions that protect the interests of the state of Israel – If we had made decisions according to every boycott threat, we would not be here today.” Zionist prophet Ze’ev Jabotinsky said many years ago: “At the root of our 2000 years of suffering is our refusal to surrender. The history of the Jewish people in the exile is not the history of what they did, but the history of what was done to them.”
John Kerry: Leave Israel Alone and stand with Israel, not with those who celebrate the Boston Massacre and 9/11.
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