web analytics
September 2, 2014 / 7 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



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.

Stop in to the Rami Levi Supermarket at the traffic circle where Highway 60 intersects with the road into Gush Etzion. There you’ll see plenty of Palestinian Authority Arabs – observant and not – shopping and working together with Jews of the same ilk. Nearly all are residents of Judea and Samaria, living in towns near each other.

In Jerusalem, all of the top hotels employ Israeli Arabs and Palestinian Authority Arabs among their staff – as do all of the medical centers and hospitals. This year’s valedictorian at Haifa’s Technion University was an Israeli Arab woman in the medical school.

In most of the supermarkets in Be’er Sheva, Negev Bedouin Arabs and Jews shop and work together freely.

For that matter, take a drive over to the northern Negev city of Arad, up on the ridge overlooking the southern end of the Dead Sea. In either, sitting in the coffee houses you will see Negev Bedouin, Sephardic Jews from Brazil and Argentina, Middle Eastern Jews from Morocco and Tunisia, Ashkenazi Jews from the U.S., the UK and Canada, Sudanese, Russians who are Jewish and not, Ethiopian Jews, Black Hebrews and various tourists passing through.

The universities throughout the country are also all fully integrated – in fact, this has caused infinite difficulties at times with protests and political battles that rival the crazy fights that go on in the Knesset.

Really, Mr. Kerry, have you ever bothered to step outside your vehicle and into any other place in Israel for more than the five seconds it takes you to enter your hotel or conference destination? I do understand the security issues, and sympathize – but to toss around inflammatory words without having any idea whatsoever what daily life is actually like for the average Israeli, Jew or Arab, is simply irresponsible for a man in your position.

Oh, and by the way, while we are on the topic – one can have a “two state solution” with the Palestinian Authority without Israel having to hand over its sovereignty and its safety into the hands of bloodthirsty terrorists who are holding PA politicians hostage over the matter.

I’m just sayin’ . . .

In fact, the United States and nations in Western Europe have been doing it for years. You all have autonomous territories such as Puerto Rico, S. Thomas, Grenada and such.

There is no reason that Israel cannot come to a similar arrangement with the PA, which would ensure both their security and ours – and take the administrative and economic monkey off their backs once and for all.

It might also save Mahmoud Abbas’s life, since he is likely to be assassinated if he were to declare peace under any other circumstances. But I suppose that having been here in the neighborhood for a while, maybe you have figured that out by now. I have a sneaking hunch that even Ismail Haniyeh and Khalid Mashaal face the same dilemma from Iran these days. They’re all getting older and tired of having to face constant challenges to their authority.

Everyone is sick of it – but Iran has an endless supply of fresh blood, more weapons and money. So does Al Qaeda – the Salafi organization – and between the two, they’re about to tear Gaza right down the middle, something Hamas never expected and really doesn’t want. Of the three, crazy Hamas is actually the “moderate” in Gaza – isn’t that a scary thought these days?

So the best deal, the one that might help all of them out, would be for Abbas to take the heat (he’s 79 years old anyway, after all) and be the bad guy for saying he’s giving up and “forcing” the Israelis to “take over” the PA. It is Abbas who represents the PLO, as well as Fatah and the PA, to the United Nations. He can get it done.

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.


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.

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!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Candy-laden bulletin board greets children on their first day of school in the lobby of an Efrat apartment building. Sept. 1, 2014.
The message reads:
"To our dear children ... may it be a year of fun and happiness in your studies." 
Did You Know September 1 is an Israeli National Holiday?
Latest News Stories
Flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS -- now known simply as the 'Islamic State.'

Germany and other western countries have begun providing weapons to Kurds in fight against the IS.

Arab workers at SodaStream's factory in Maaleh Adumim may be replaced by Bedouin in the company's new plant in the Negev.

BDS will be claim victory, but the truth is that a logistics would be a major factor if SodaStream leaves Maaleh Adumim.

Funeral of Shachar Shalev.

The body of 1st Sgt. Shachar Shalev was laid to rest this afternoon in the cemetery in Hipsin.

Palestinian Authority terrorists wounded a three-year-old girl and a bus driver in two separate rock throwing and firebombing attacks on Monday. Both victims suffered light injuries and were treated on the spot, without need for hospitalization. The girl was riding a bus in northern Jerusalem when the attackers smashed a glass window on the bus. […]

“He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” – Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994.

Palestinian Authority manipulation of the media makes it impossible for peace between PA Arabs and Israelis.

“I know that you spent your vacation doing things not according to what you planned,” the prime minister told students in southern Israel.

The recent war in Gaza is not expected to inflict any lasting damage on economic performance.

A Syrian rebel group attacks dozens of UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; others are held captive. UNDOF head is challenged.

The price of self-service 95 octane gasoline in Israel dropped by a tiny bit — one agora per liter — at midnight on Sunday.

Residents of Gaza Belt communities were furious and worried on the first day of school to find no one at the guard posts.

Arab terror gangs have again attacked Israeli travelers over the past few hours on main arteries around Jerusalem.

Minister Bennett praised the government in a visit to Gush Etzion for its decision to answer terror with Jewish expansion.

The International Criminal Court at The Hague has no jurisdiction over Gaza or anywhere else in the PA — yet.

More Articles from Hana Levi Julian
UN troops look at smoke rising from Quneitra on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Aug. 27, 2014

A Syrian rebel group attacks dozens of UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; others are held captive. UNDOF head is challenged.

IDF map of terrorist tunnels that were found near Israeli communities near the Gaza border, identified and mapped. July 27, 2014. These were destroyed by the IDF. Residents fear there are more that have yet to be uncovered.

Residents of Gaza Belt communities were furious and worried on the first day of school to find no one at the guard posts.

Arab terror gangs have again attacked Israeli travelers over the past few hours on main arteries around Jerusalem.

Minister Bennett praised the government in a visit to Gush Etzion for its decision to answer terror with Jewish expansion.

The International Criminal Court at The Hague has no jurisdiction over Gaza or anywhere else in the PA — yet.

Jerusalem Arabs attacked the Light Rail train Monday morning as it passed through the northern Arab neighborhood of Shuafat.

Police are still working to confirm the identity of a body that was found by searchers hunting for missing yeshiva student Aharon Sofer.

Iconic pro-Israel comedian Joan Rivers is in critical condition following a throat procedure.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/apartheid-redux-american-sour-grapes-when-shuttle-diplomacy-fails/2014/04/28/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: