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Apartheid Redux: American Sour Grapes When Shuttle Diplomacy Fails

One can have a “two state solution” with the PA without Israel handing Israeli sovereignty and safety to bloodthirsty terrorists.
US Secy of State John Kerry will soon be on his way to London to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

US Secy of State John Kerry will soon be on his way to London to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Photo Credit: Matty Stern / US Embassy of Tel Aviv/Flash 90.

Here we go again, with another round of dealing with set of sour grapes topped off by the “A” word delivered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

It’s getting really tiresome when every time the Palestinian Authority reverts to form – and Israel refuses to lay itself on the sacrificial altar – the U.S. responds by waving international threats at us both. Especially when one of the flags waved at Israel is the silly “A” word.

It’s a plain fact that 99.9 percent of American diplomats and political leaders simply don’t “get” the reality of the Middle East.

The diplomats who are sent into the fray to “develop” or impose the latest solution to the complex problems existing between Israel and her neighbors are simply not equipped.

So they fail. It’s not their fault. It’s just not their ‘hood.

John Kerry is having a problem with this. Instead of accepting this reality gracefully, has collected his marbles and gone home to his boss with sour grapes.

But for the second time in less than a year, he has turned around and decided to fling the “A” word (apartheid) back at Israel. At least this time he included the Palestinian Authority in some of his recriminations.

Kerry told the Trilateral Commission in a closed-door meeting on Friday that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become an “apartheid state” like South Africa once was. A recording of the remark was obtained by The Daily Beast.

He also warned that a failure of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority — which basically were dead on arrival in any case — could lead to a ‘resumption’ of PA Arab violence against Israeli citizens. He then went further and hinted that only a change of leadership on both sides could make a peace deal more likely.

The latter reveals his total ignorance of the region — since succeeding leaders on the Arab side generally just brush away the decisions of predecessors — or their own if the prevailing mood of the people doesn’t suit — in any case. Arab promises are rarely kept beyond a generation, if that long. Witness the numerous attempts at maintaining a unity government between Fatah and Hamas in the Palestinian Authority over the past seven years.

With regard towards the risk of ‘resuming’ PA Arab violence against Israelis, the man is living in a bubble because that violence never ended. Ask anyone who lives in Jerusalem, Judea or Samaria or drives on roads in any of the areas. I personally know people who were unable to make it to the Mount of Olives to visit the graves of loved ones this year due to the the violence — and that, while talks were supposedly in place. I know tour guides who could not take friends to certain market places in the Old City — a place we all agree is supposed to be an open tourist safe place — because of the risk to their safety.

As for apartheid, he is wrong on all counts, and even his own boss knows it. In 2008 then-Senator Barack Obama bluntly stated in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, “There’s no doubt that Israel and the Palestinians have tough issues to work out to get to the goal of two states living side by side in peace and security, but injecting a term like apartheid into the discussion does not advance that goal. It’s emotionally loaded, historically inaccurate and it’s not what I believe.”

Of course, Obama may have changed his mind since then, but personally I doubt it. If anything, there are more examples today than ever before of integration between Arabs and Jews, on both sides of the 1949 Armistice Line.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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47 Responses to “Apartheid Redux: American Sour Grapes When Shuttle Diplomacy Fails”

  1. Israel is flinging the F word lol..

  2. What a moron, go home and take some fastfood you jerk.

  3. What a moron, go home and take some fastfood you jerk.

  4. I can think of a letter for him

  5. don’t bother to come back – your a waste and I’m ashamed that you represent America in all of this

  6. Paul W. Howe says:

    He is cursed cos he has cursed Israel… as the head of your fmly guess who else is cursed…

  7. He’s getting his instructions from his boss who’s anti Israel too

  8. Kerry = Moron ! all I have to say about him !

  9. It’s time to make him ‘persona non grata’ in Israel!

  10. ”Yankee Stay Home!”

  11. Now don’t throw all your toys out of the cot. Some people do have some grey cells!

  12. Dave Bergen says:

    Kerry is a wingnut

  13. John Kerry why don’t you move on to Tibet, which the Chinese just took! Why don’t you stand up for the rights of the Tibetian people too!!!

  14. Ruth Craig says:

    Ya know, sometimes I wish I could live in a castle surrounded by a moat and forget the rest of the world.

  15. Don’t bother PA sympathizer!! Let other Arab countries absorb them!!’

  16. Jeff Bloom says:

    I have an “A” word in mind that describes Kerry pretty accurately.

  17. Ken Figa says:

    Tell him to not come back…EVER!!

  18. Maybe Israel needs to follow the terrorist actions of the great Nelson Mandela..

  19. Patty Norris says:

    Just pissed because he wanted to make a name for himself

  20. David Bryan says:

    Sorry if Israel refuses to slit it’s throat for peace with a death cult. Sometimes you just have to say “enough”.

  21. Again, I say…Kerry is such a…DICK!

  22. Sissy Jordan says:

    Kerry couldn’t get the job done, so he creates a worse scenerio!!! That’s what our politician’s do daily over here!!!

  23. Sissy Jordan says:

    They get paid well, but they know they don’t have to be good at their job because all they have to do is blame it on someone else or the past presidents!!

  24. The bitch Anti Semitic face is now revealed to all of us

  25. Bye don’t let the door hit you on your ass on the way out

  26. Bye don’t let the door hit you on your ass on the way out

  27. Gene Strong says:

    Obama and Kerry are pro Islam and anti Israel..
    American Jews support obama.
    WTF ???

  28. Gene Strong says:

    Obama and Kerry are pro Islam and anti Israel..
    American Jews support obama.
    WTF ???

  29. Ken Gesser says:

    HOW DARE HE MAKE SUCH A STUPID COMMENT, ESPECIALLY ON YOM HASHOA!

  30. The more he shay it one day it’s will be true

  31. Jimmy Davis says:

    I’m a non-Jewish American who agrees with you.

  32. Kerry is a major anti-Semite he loves the main A state in the middle east. Saudi Arabia. They still do not allow women to drive. I think he should resign as he is a useless baffune.

  33. Andy Brown says:

    My Great Grandmother was Jewish and she’d have never stood for this mans lies on Israeli turf! Go home and don’t come back you abomination.

  34. Peggy Green says:

    He has to blame someone – just like his boss – it couldn’t be his charming and articulate self, after all the oceans have stopped rising and the world loves America again.

  35. Bill Dunn says:

    no one cares, he,s our failure.

  36. Bill Dunn says:

    I agree as well.

  37. he was a traitor to his own country kush min touckas traitor kerry]

  38. Ira Kurtz says:

    Hope he dies in his sleep tonight.

  39. Kerry is an idiot!

  40. John Nabors says:

    John Kerry is an idiot and his boss Obama is an even bigger idiot!

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