The Daily Beast obtained audio from Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks to the Trilateral Commission concerning Israel, and let’s just say Kerry isn’t doing anything to improve relations with our one true ally in that part of the world. He said that if Israel doesn’t agree to a settlement with the Palestinians that there could be more violence. I’m not sure if that was intended as a warning or a threat.
What really rankled the Israelis and Jewish Americans was Kerry saying that Israel is becoming an apartheid state. Seriously, he said that.
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 the 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. (Read More)
He also said he might just go ahead and write his own deal and tell both sides to “take it or leave it.” This is diplomacy under President Barack Obama. Good grief, what next?