Secretary of State John Kerry Compares Israel to South African Apartheid State
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.