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Kerry Does NOT Apologize for the ’Apartheid’ Word

Kerry has made such a mess that no matter what he says about Israel or the PA, he is wrong. And he is a diplomat?
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki.

US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki.
Photo Credit: Screen capture of State Dept.spokeswoman at briefing

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry does not apologize for suggesting that Israel might become an apartheid state but simply regrets not having used a different word to say the same thing, his spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday in a half-hour tragic-comedy media briefing.

At least five different reporters hounded Psaki on Kerry’s statement earlier in the day that he “if he could unwind the tape,” he would have used a different word when saying that a two-state solution is necessary to keep Israel from becoming guilty of apartheid.

Coincidentally or not, today is what was supposed to be the last day of nine months of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to bring about a final status agreement to establish a new Arab country smack in the middle of Israel. Kerry took the lead last July to resurrect the dead and buried peace process, which the Obama administration says is needed for the security of the United States.

Supposedly, the United States is in more danger now because there is no Palestinian Authority country.

Reporters questioned Psaki why Kerry retracted the word “apartheid” when that is exactly what he meant, and the  only explanations they received was that a whole bunch of Congressmen, including Democrats, “distorted” his comment and that his public record shows he really is pro-Israel.

Psaki constantly defended Kerry be arguing that several Israeli politicians have previously said that Israel will become an apartheid state if it does not accept a Palestinian Authority state, which would not be apartheid for the simple reason that Mahmoud Ababs won’t let Jews live there, in direct contrast to United Nations conditions for admission.

So does Kerry still believe Israel can become an apartheid state, in a very loose definition of the word, one reporter asked Kerry’s spokeswoman?

Well, she said, Israel will face “challenges” without “two states for two peoples living side by side.” Perhaps she meant Ashkenazim and Sephardim.

Once again the reporters asked, “He does not intend to apologize?”

Psaki answered -he made it clear he would use a different word… The use of the word is a problem.”

Now that it is settled that Kerry apologizes for using the word apartheid and does not apologize for saying that is what he meant, what does the State Dept. have to say for the peace talks that, as reporters noted, have left things a lot worse than they were nine months ago?

Well, actually progress was made because both sides talked about the core issues, according to Psaki.

The Palestinian Authority has shunned the talks in favor of going to the U.N. for recognition, it has announced it and the Hamas terrorist organization are two of a kind in a new unity regime, it failed to win the release of the last batch of murderers – the only reason that Abbas agreed to talks to begin with – and Israel plans to build thousands of more homes in Judea and Samaria where the United States does not recognize Jews as illegitimate or legal residents, but not to worry because both sides talked.

How’s that for progress?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry does not apologize for suggesting that Israel might become an apartheid state but simply regrets not having used a different word to say the same thing, his spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday in a half-hour tragic-comedy media briefing.

At least five different reporters hounded Psaki on Kerry’s statement earlier in the day that “if he could unwind the tape,” he would have used a different word when saying that a two-state solution is necessary to keep Israel from becoming guilty of apartheid.

Coincidentally or not, today is what was supposed to be the last day of nine months of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to bring about a final status agreement to establish a new Arab country smack in the middle of Israel. Kerry took the lead last July to resurrect the dead and buried peace process, which the Obama administration says is needed for the security of the United States.

Supposedly, the United States is in more danger now because there is no Palestinian Authority country.

Reporters questioned Psaki why Kerry retracted the word “apartheid” when that is exactly what he meant, and the only explanations they received was that a whole bunch of Congressmen, including Democrats, “distorted” his comment and that his public record shows he really is pro-Israel.

Psaki constantly defended Kerry be arguing that several Israeli politicians have previously said that Israel will become an apartheid state if it does not accept a Palestinian Authority state, which would not be apartheid for the simple reason that Mahmoud Abbas won’t let Jews live there, in direct contrast to United Nations conditions for admission.

So does Kerry still believe Israel can become an apartheid state, in a very loose definition of the word, one reporter asked Kerry’s spokeswoman?

Well, she said, Israel will face “challenges” without “two states for two peoples living side by side.” Perhaps she meant Ashkenazim and Sephardim.

Once again the reporters asked, “He does not intend to apologize?”

Psaki answered -he made it clear he would use a different word… The use of the word is a problem.”

Now that it is settled that Kerry apologizes for using the word apartheid and does not apologize for saying that is what he meant, what does the State Dept. have to say for the peace talks that, as reporters noted, have left things a lot worse than they were nine months ago?

Well, actually progress was made because both sides talked about the core issues, according to Psaki.

The Palestinian Authority has shunned the talks in favor of going to the U.N. for recognition, it has announced that it and the Hamas terrorist organization are two of a kind in a new unity regime, it failed to win the release of the last batch of murderers – the only reason that Abbas agreed to talks to begin with – and Israel plans to build thousands of more homes in Judea and Samaria where the United States does not recognize Jews as illegitimate or legal residents, but not to worry because both sides talked.

How’s that for progress?

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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28 Responses to “Kerry Does NOT Apologize for the ’Apartheid’ Word”

  1. Should quit being U.S. allies

  2. KERRY SHOULD BE FIRED.

  3. Paul W. Howe says:

    America elected obama who hired him. Wake up America…

  4. Paul W. Howe says:

    America elected obama who hired him. Wake up America…

  5. America is sick Wake up

  6. Mark Gregg says:

    Apartheid was probably the only word they could come up with. When they speak to conservative Americans they yell racism.

  7. Kerry shuls be given the Donald Sterling treatment- termination on the spot

  8. Kerry is no diplomat… he is a rat faced lying piece of crap

  9. Lying shill racist administration.
    Impeach Obama
    fire that wooden headed ******* …

  10. Joe Donnis says:

    The stars on the flag seem to move as u scroll down…neat…lol

  11. Kerry is the wrong guy for the job.

  12. Alvin Glenn says:

    Kerry had a stroke decades ago and has not had any cognitive ability since. At least that is the way he appears to me.

  13. Kerry is an idiot and DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME OR MAINSTREAM AMERICA!

  14. Sissy Jordan says:

    Idiots aren’t aware of what they are doing, therefore they don’t feel responsible for their actions!!!

  15. Andy Johnson says:

    Kerry does not apologize for anything. Ever.

  16. What blind folks we have in government. The world is laughing at us.

  17. Lize Bartsch says:

    What a chameleon. Then he says this then that, how can one go on the word of such a person?

  18. JR Rouse says:

    Kerry run his mouth to much

  19. Judith Dowla says:

    Teresa, you are a smart lady. What is the truth? Only the truth will set us free. You will find the same words in the Torah. Discerning the truth is a challenge. However, you can take it to the LORD in prayer for guidance and direction.

  20. Judith Dowla says:

    Alan, apartheid was not the correct word for Mr. Kerry to use. He may have been thinking about separation, set apart according to culture, pathway, etc. What does Palestine really want and how can it be obtained and kept in a peaceful manner as a good example to the world. Ah that is the question.

  21. Alan Kardon says:

    Judith Dowla I didn't use the word, Kerry did. Are you his spokesperson? Let him answer the question.

  22. Alan Kardon says:

    Judith Dowla What apology did Kerry make? He has accomplished nothing and got Israel to release a whole bunch of terrorists. He has made more than one stupid remark. I think Barack Hussein hired him so Hillary wouldn't be the worst Secretary of State in our history.

  23. Alan Kardon says:

    I second that. Except I would not insult an ass by comparing it to Kerry.

  24. Kerry should be asked to resign.

  25. Teresa Miller says:

    For a short time, I thought that there would be the "meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner" that this section states clearly is intended. But, as so often happens, haters have come along to call people names and add nothing but rancour to a discussion, I'll be on my way.

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