web analytics
January 27, 2015 / 7 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Secretary Kerry, Again

Back in November, Secretary of State Kerry created a stir when he seemed to be blaming Israel for a possible breakdown of the Kerry-brokered negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. During a pause in the talks he said, “The alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos. Does Israel want a third intifada?”

A remarkable formulation by any measure. But this past weekend he went even further.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference about what he saw as the dangers inherent in the failure of Israeli-Palestinian talks, Mr. Kerry said: “The risks are high for Israel. People are talking about boycott. That will intensify in the case of failure. Do they want a failure that then begs whatever may come in the form of a response from disappointed Palestinians and the Arab community?”

An uproar quickly ensued, as Israeli officials charged Mr. Kerry with pushing Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians while blaming Israel as the recalcitrant party in the negotiations. A State Department spokeswoman hurriedly tried to calm things down, stating that Mr. Kerry was only attempting to tell his audience what others are saying.

But the idea that his audience – which included leaders and decision-makers from around the world who were gathered to debate global security and foreign policy issues –needed to be advised that Israel is the target of a growing boycott movement is a bit much.

It is increasingly evident that as the American secretary of state sees it, the key to peace is for Israel to pocket any and all of its negotiating positions and accept whatever the Palestinians put on the table. With Mr. Kerry reportedly poised to reveal his “framework” proposals, this becomes all the more troubling.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

22 Responses to “Secretary Kerry, Again”

  1. Kay Katz says:

    And Secretary Kerry’s response to Ali Salim’ s statement?

  2. Jim Little says:

    Looks to me like” Kerry” is the one talking failure.Shalom to Israel.

  3. when will he shut his f*cking stupid flacid natzi gob?

  4. I have not heard any statistics to indicate the BDS is having any impact at all. None of the Western industrialized countries participate. No country has actually come forward as participating in BDS. Only hypocritical Dansk Bank that also finances weaponry for North Korea and Iran. The double standard toward Israel boggles the mind. While there is BDS talk Islamists are persecuting non Muslims through out the Middle East and actual genocide of Christians in Sudan.

  5. I have not heard any statistics to indicate the BDS is having any impact at all. None of the Western industrialized countries participate. No country has actually come forward as participating in BDS. Only hypocritical Dansk Bank that also finances weaponry for North Korea and Iran. The double standard toward Israel boggles the mind. While there is BDS talk Islamists are persecuting non Muslims through out the Middle East and actual genocide of Christians in Sudan.

  6. I voted for Bush in 2004–on instinct. I just don’t like these left wing democrats. I wasn’t a big fan of Bush, but between the two…

  7. If Kerry is so worried about the effects of a boycott on Israel and the peace process, and is willing to put US and NATO troops on the line to defend its people, perhaps he should start by standing up, in the name of the US government, against such acts of economic terrorism.

  8. Screw John Kerry! He is nothing more than a muslim mouthpiece for obama. Stand fast Israel. The American people love you.

  9. Yeah, Kerry blows. When it comes to the US which American president has not manipulated it? The US treats its allies like colonies. To make this about parties, or even their administrations, shows a total misunderstanding of American foreign policy. It’s always about control and cash flow potential. On the civilian side it’s about something even more nefarious and more dangerous to Israel. The US is like heroin to Israel.

  10. Beth Wright says:

    Shove it..Kerry…

  11. Seth Burris says:

    Kerry don’t no his AZZ from a hole in the ground’

  12. Whatever he says, do just the opposite.Untrustworthy and up to no good.

  13. NO. The Risk is High for Those who hurt Israel. GOD protects Israel. They Will Always Prosper!!!

  14. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Again I say piece of ****!!!

  15. JoAnn Morris says:

    Shut up, Kerry!! Israel does not keep your stupid mouth!!

  16. JoAnn Morris says:

    Oops….does not need your stupid mouth.

  17. Shir Emes says:

    Kerry needs to go home and take a long walk of a short pier…

  18. Palestinians and the Arab community don’t want to talk. They will only accept the total death and destruction of Israel. Haven’t you been listening Kerry?

  19. Stuart Getz says:

    Make the Palestinians stop sending Rockets to Israel, breaking into Jewish homes, blowing up People and places in and of Israel. If not why not YOU go and live in Gaza, that should be fun because they are so nice, you;ll feel safe cause your Mr. Kerry. they can shoot you twice, since you are Two faced!!!!

  20. Janet Berger says:

    The risks are high for ISrael because They are trying to have peace with people that want to destroy them. In every case. .. when there is a period of peace… it is ALWAYS from the palestinians or their territory ISrael is attacked 1st. That is why there is no “risk” to the Palestinians.

  21. Hector Ramos says:

    Kerry is the instigator. His plan is working; Israel does not respond, and so, now he can do as he pleases. I wonder – how this man ever made it as a Senator. All he thinks about is destruction and coercion.

  22. Kerry…two thumbs down!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
The IAF reportedly hit a Syrian military target in Damascus around midnight.
IDF Retaliates Against Syrian Military Targets, Sets Off Rocket Alarms on the Golan
Latest Indepth Stories
Is "the word is the thing"? Abbas sits behind "Palestine" sign at the United Nations.

Desperate people take what they can, seizing opportunity to advance their main goal; the Arabs don’t

obama-connecticut-school-shooting-275x206

There was a glaring void in the President’s State of the Union speech: Israel.

Baby

Let’s focus not on becoming an ATM for that little bundle of joy, but on what you can save in taxes.

.Voting in the Likud Primaries

Since the passing of the Governance bill legislation on March 11, 2014, new alignments have become to appear in Israeli politics.

Israel has some wild places left; places to reflect and think, to get lost, to try to find ourselves

The British government assured Anglo-Jewry that it is attacking the rising levels of anti-Semitism.

Obama’s Syrian policy failures created the current situation in the Golan Heights.

Our journey begins by attempting to see things differently, only then can we be open to change.

Despite Western ‘Conventional Wisdom&PC,’ the Arab/Israeli conflict was never about the Palestinians

Confrontation & accountability, proven techniques, might also help dealing with religious terrorists

In fact, wherever you see soldiers in Paris today, you pretty much know you’re near Jewish site

Inspired by the Perek Shira pasuk for “small non-kosher animals” we named the bunny “Rebbetzin Tova”

The abuse following publication proved a cautionary tale: no one followed in Peters’s footsteps

Plainly, there is no guiding hand dictating choices across the board.

How many sites that tell you to check your politics at the door have 10,000 likes?

More Articles from Editorial Board

In this particular case, the issue was whether the Arkansas prison system could prohibit, for security reasons, a devout Muslim’s maintaining a beard of a certain length as a matter of religious practice.

According to Natan Sharansky, director of the Jewish Agency for Israel, France was the largest source of Jewish emigration to Israel last year and he believes as many as 15,000 French Jews may make aliyah in 2015.

Despite the president’s respectable anti-terrorism record, he doubtless has little interest in being identified with anything that might suggest, however tangentially, criticism of Muslims or Islam.

One wonders what connection that rejection has with turning to the ICC, which would allow the Palestinians to bring war-crime charges against individual Israelis and is certainly one more step away from seeking a negotiated settlement.

In the NPR interview, Mr. Obama said Iran could become a “very successful regional power” if it agreed to a long-term nuclear deal.

Thus, despite the increasingly serious problems for the mayor arising out of the current anti-police protests, Mr. de Blasio apparently will be cut no slack by those who seem to be aiming for a significant role in running the city from the streets and who will do whatever they can to prevent their momentum from ebbing.

Despite strong pressure to throw the book at the accused, Mr. Thompson allowed him to plead guilty to assault.

It seems to us that while the Jewish entitlement to the land of Israel transcends the Holocaust, the Jewish experience during that tragic time is the most solid of foundations for these “national rights.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/editorial/secretary-kerry-again/2014/02/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: