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Kerry Says Israel Risks Becoming 'Apartheid' State
« on: April 28, 2014, 08:36:30 AM »
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Kerry Says Israel Risks Becoming 'Apartheid' State
Monday, April 28, 2014 06:31 AM

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry told a group of senior international officials that Israel risks becoming an "apartheid" state if it does not make peace soon, a US news website reported.

Kerry made the controversial remarks at a closed-door meeting of the influential Trilateral Commission on Friday, The Daily Beast news website reported Sunday.

The Daily Beast said a source at the gathering provided them with a recording of Kerry's remarks.

"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 said, according to The Daily Beast.

"Once you put that frame in your mind, that reality, which is the bottom line, you understand how imperative it is to get to the two state solution, which both leaders, even (Thursday), said they remain deeply committed to," he reportedly said.

The online publication said that US, Western European, Russian, and Japanese senior officials and experts were at the event.

The term "apartheid" is a reference to South Africa's 1948-1994 oppressive and racially segregated social system.

While both Kerry and President Barack Obama have refrained from using the term when speaking of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, former president Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) titled a 2006 book that he wrote on the subject "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Kerry also insisted that the peace process was not dead.

"The reports of the demise of the peace process have consistently been misunderstood and misreported. And even we are now getting to the moment of obvious confrontation and hiatus, but I would far from declare it dead," Kerry said, according to the news website.

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Re: Kerry Says Israel Risks Becoming 'Apartheid' State
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 08:45:26 AM »
Taking his cues from Jimmy Carter, eh? That's a brilliant foreign policy.  **nononono*
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Re: Kerry Says Israel Risks Becoming 'Apartheid' State
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 08:56:21 AM »
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/04/28/israel-expressing-new-concerns-over-irans-nuclear-program-n1830321/print


Secretary of State John Kerry Compares Israel to South African Apartheid State
Katie Pavlich
4/28/2014 7:30:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

Just last week peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians fell apart once again after President Mahmoud Abbas' ongoing connection to the terror group Hamas suggests he doesn't believe Israel has the right to exist. Further, Now, as President Obama's foreign policy continues to fail in nearly every category, Israel is expressing new concerns and warning about Iran's nuclear program.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the country's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust by issuing a stern warning Sunday to the world to learn the lessons of the past and prevent another Holocaust.

    At the opening ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Netanyahu linked the Nazi genocide to Iran's suspected drive to acquire nuclear bombs and its leaders' repeated references to the destruction of Israel and its denial of the Holocaust. Netanyahu said that just like before World War II, there were those in the world today who refused to face uncomfortable truths.

    "In this place I have said many times that we must identify an existential threat in time and act against it in time and tonight I ask 'why in the years before the Holocaust did most of the world's leaders not see the danger ahead of time?' In hindsight, all the signs were there," he said.


The Obama administration seems to have put stopping Iran from going nuclear has been put on the back burner. Further, Secretary of State John Kerry is painting the Israelis as the bad guys in peace talks, warning of the Jewish State may become "an apartheid state" if a two state solution isn't reached. More on that from Josh Rogin:

    The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison.

    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.

    Senior American officials have rarely, if ever, used the term "apartheid" in reference to Israel, and President Obama has previously rejected the idea that the word should apply to Jewish State. Kerry's use of the loaded term is already rankling Jewish leaders in America—and it could attract unwanted attention in Israel, as well.

The Obama Doctrine: Isolating our allies and promoting our enemies. What could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile, Russia has threatened to to pull out of sanction agreements on Iran.

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