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John Kerry Supported Anti-Israel Extremists in 2009

Kerry expresses his “strong support” for the “humanitarian” delegation and asks that “every courtesy” be given them.
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From Arutz-7:

John Kerry provided a signed letter of support to an extremely radical group of leftists and anti-Israel activists who were organizing a march on Gaza in 2009, revales Maariv’s Ben-Dror Yemini. Members of the group eventually wound up on the 2010 Gaza flotilla that included the Mavi Marmara, on whose deck a bloody confrontation between Turkish terrorists and the IDF ended with 9 dead terrorists.

Yemini says that the Gaza Freedom March organizers included Ali Abunima and Omar Barghouti, leaders of the Israel boycott campaign, musician Roger Waters, and members of Code Pink, which he describes as a radical feminist anti-Israel group. One of the Code Pink activists was Jody Evans, who had worked as a fundraiser in Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

As they prepared to begin their journey to Gaza, members of the radical group tried to get support from leading US officials. One official who agreed to do this was then-Senator Kerry, who served as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee at the time.

In the letter he provided, Kerry expresses his “strong support” for the “humanitarian” delegation and asks that “every courtesy” be given them. Yemini adds that Abunima and Evans showed the letter to Egyptian officials, who decided to prevent them from going on to Gaza anyway. Evans and fellow Code Pink activists eventually boarded the Free Gaza Flotilla.

Kerry should have known better, opines Yemini, after members of Code Pink met with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2008. He asks, “How is it that a senior senator gave legitimacy to a group that was characterized by support for Hamas, support for Ahmadinejad, and deep hostility toward Israel and the US?”

Here is the letter where John Kerry refers to these anti-Israel agitators as “humanitarian”:

kerry letter

Code Pink, in its announcement asking for support for the Gaza Freedom March, said that the US was complicit in Israel’s “crimes.”

The anti-Israel agitators did not make it to Gaza. Egypt wouldn’t let them go, despite Kerry’s letter. They pretended they were martyrs themselves, some starting a hunger strike. Adam Shapiro (of Mondoweiss) noticed some nascent anti-Egypt protests in Cairo and had the audacity to believe that his group was responsible for that. Anti-Zionist Hedy Epstein, always trotted out because she is a pseudo-“Holocaust survivor,”  said “We’re in a desperate situation here” – because her suitcase of crayons and paper would not make it into Gaza. The entire trip was an exercise in narcissism and slamming Israel, not about helping a single human being.

Yet John  Kerry, in his position as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, writing about this group of self-centered haters, said that “my staff has met with members of the group, and is impressed with their ability, dedication and commitment to the peace process.

(ht Ilya)

UPDATE: I didn’t realize that this was reported back in 2010. Of course, at that time Kerry wasn’t the Secretary of State. (h/t Bob K)

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12 Responses to “John Kerry Supported Anti-Israel Extremists in 2009”

  1. Him and Obama are on the same page when it comes to Israel and Iran. This man will do anything for the boss for position. I think he fancies himself as the future president. ..in hi dreams anyway.

  2. Him and Obama are on the same page when it comes to Israel and Iran. This man will do anything for the boss for position. I think he fancies himself as the future president. ..in hi dreams anyway.

  3. Although I have yet to read the complete article i’m not surprised by this. Since at least the early 1990’s the progressive liberals have aligned more with restrictive philosophies of totalitarian regimes than the liberal ideas their party name suggests

  4. And George Bush wants to convert Jews. Conservatives, Liberals, GENTILES—you’re going to sort them out, are you? Going to trust them for anything? Or just imitate them?

  5. Wessel Erwee says:

    This guy is flippen useless.

  6. Wessel Erwee says:

    This guy is flippen useless.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Jews should know never to trust a Jew who has converted to Christianity. John Kerry's grandparents converted in an overnight conversion making them almost as worse, as Israelis act today. There is no light at the end of the tunnel for these people.

  8. Nick Thomas says:

    To think I actually voted for this Jew hating clueless jerk.
    When the Iranians finish negotiating with him
    he'll lose his wallet and watch.

  9. He is "The Winter Soldier" also known as a pitiful coward…trust him at your own peril for there is no truth in him!

  10. Basha Kline says:

    Well I guess Kerry didn't expect any new vacuum cleaner would be strong enough to suck up what he had shoved under the carpet so long ago…..!

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