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Kerry Regrets Using ‘A’ Word, Which He Also Claims He Did Not Use

What Kerry did not say that he did not say is that Israel will become an Apartheid State unless it follows the path chosen for it by the U.S. and the Europeans.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Jan. 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry, Jan. 2014
Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90

After several days of heated debate over Secretary of State John Kerry’s statements that Israel will become an Apartheid State unless it not only permits the creation of a Palestinian State, but does so under a timetable set by the United States, made at the Trilateral Commission meeting on Friday, April 25, the State Department issued a statement late on Monday. The statement was an effort to clarify the situation.

What Monday’s statement says is that Kerry loves the Jewish State – everyone who knows him knows that. And not only does Kerry love Israel, but he – unlike those rogues who are now calling on him to resign or be fired or face a phalanx of paddles – has actually worked to help Israel save itself from its elected leader, er, no, save itself from those evil settlers, no, that’s not right, darn it, he’s worked hard to facilitate a Two State Solution in order to secure peace in the region at some point during his tenure.

And although Kerry may have used the words Apartheid State to depict what Israel will become unless it listens to Papa John, he now insists he neither believes nor has he ever said that Israel is now or intends to become an Apartheid State. Despite his claim that he did not use variations of the term, Kerry nevertheless regrets using the word “apartheid” at all in relation to Israel because “it’s a word best left out of the debate” by Americans.

What Kerry did not say that he did not say is that Israel will become an Apartheid State unless it follows the path chosen for it by the U.S. and the Europeans. And, of course, he felt compelled to blurt out a pouting, “but they said it!” Kerry specifically referenced that non-dynamic duo of losers Tzipi Livni and Ehud Barak and the singular crook and about to be jailbird Ehud Olmert, the three (failed) Israeli politicians who have also suggested, as Kerry admits by omission he did, that Israel will become an Apartheid State unless it embraces his preferred Two State Solution on his preferred timetable.

Whether or not Monday’s statement will smooth over the ruffled feathers of those who spoke out against Kerry’s use of the offensive epithet in connection to Israel will provide fodder for tomorrow’s news cycle.

This is the full statement from Secretary Kerry:

On Support for Israel

For more than thirty years in the United States Senate, I didn’t just speak words in support of Israel, I walked the walk when it came time to vote and when it came time to fight. As Secretary of State, I have spent countless hours working with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Justice Minister Livni because I believe in the kind of future that Israel not only wants, but Israel deserves. I want to see a two state solution that results in a secure Jewish state and a prosperous Palestinian state, and I’ve actually worked for it.

I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes, so I want to be crystal clear about what I believe and what I don’t believe.

First, Israel is a vibrant democracy and I do not believe, nor have I ever stated, publicly or privately, that Israel is an apartheid state or that it intends to become one. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that without a shred of doubt.

Second, I have been around long enough to also know the power of words to create a misimpression, even when unintentional, and if I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word to describe my firm belief that the only way in the long term to have a Jewish state and two nations and two peoples living side by side in peace and security is through a two state solution. In the long term, a unitary, binational state cannot be the democratic Jewish state that Israel deserves or the prosperous state with full rights that the Palestinian people deserve. That’s what I said, and it’s also what Prime Minister Netanyahu has said. While Justice Minister Livni, former Prime Ministers Barak and Ohlmert have all invoked the specter of apartheid to underscore the dangers of a unitary state for the future, it is a word best left out of the debate here at home.

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 28, 2014

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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71 Responses to “Kerry Regrets Using ‘A’ Word, Which He Also Claims He Did Not Use”

  1. Rick Castle says:

    that kerry, he sure is top shelf material.

  2. Please don’t believe anything this man says…:(

  3. Ben II says:

    Kerry is slime, like the Obama admin.

  4. Eric, do you believe him? Nah, me neither.

  5. How can you Regret saying something if you never said it… Just not possible! Such a Liar!

  6. Really? Suddenly he have Amnesia!

  7. Don’t believe a politician, period!

  8. we re sorry hes a moron if theres any duct tape please use it on his yap

  9. Stupid is as stupid does!!

  10. That’s why the U.S. shouldn’t be involved with Israel

  11. That’s why the U.S. shouldn’t be involved with Israel

  12. That’s why the U.S. shouldn’t be involved with Israel

  13. He’s a stupid little man.

  14. Paul W. Howe says:

    America has hired a lying devil??

  15. Sissy Jordan says:

    All of our politicians are mentally ill I guess!! Lol

  16. Sissy Jordan says:

    Compulsive liars flip flop on their views and as we all know, you have to have a good memory if you are a liar!!!

  17. Jake Hunt says:

    He was recorded saying this!

  18. Well, the pressures now fall on those who speak against Israel. Watch out!

  19. The tape suggests he did use the word

  20. Misunderstanding is all. Now start again Kerry!!!

  21. Hank Lukas says:

    why don’t go take a flying leap. you anti-semite.

  22. kerry go the hell away we have asked you time and time again to leave israel alone and now you stuck your foot in your mouth so just go away

  23. I’m afraid you misunderstood my statement Hank. How do you understand my statement Hank?

  24. Liar, just like obozo.

  25. Boy…Obama taught him well!! Even when caught, he lies!!

  26. What is he a ventriloquest’s dummy and someone else said it for him. Maybe the one pulling the strings is Obama

  27. Sally Volk says:

    Can he be removed, and soon???

  28. Man with forked tongue???

  29. That is your opinion, but what about others, who ignorantly have been made to believe this is the case?

  30. Jade Stone says:

    Mr Kerry having too much presser at this time.

  31. Jade Stone says:

    Mr Kerry having too much presser at this time.

  32. Janek El says:

    slag him onto the dustbin of history!

  33. Just because all of your democratic party associates lie, doesn’t mean you have to….Why not admit what you said????

  34. Langat Enosh says:

    DO NOT believe him whatever he regrets but we now knew who the hell or a liar is,no wonder if;even satan himself transforms as of the light and for sure we do know he is totally confused bringing nothing good but wars,sowing division wherever,whenever they wants to…!!!?

  35. take a look at him, does he look like he has a brain? You are a liar.

  36. WELL PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES<<<GIVE SOME GRACE!!

  37. This guy really needs a good psychiatrist….. or who is driving him to say all the stupidities which he is saying….

  38. Ken Parris says:

    And he was for the (Vietnam) war before he was against it. I don’t know whose worse…Kerry or Biden.

  39. The Liar ! Like all Anti Israel Anti Zionist and Antisemitic.

  40. You will stand before the throne of the Almighty God…!!!

  41. Yori Mendel says:

    He, and his MARXIST Government constantly Lies, trying to protect the Guilty. They are MARXIST, as their Leader is.

  42. Every time I falls ill their words and actions, obama’s foreign policy is a total disaster. G’D bless and protect Israel!

  43. Kerry must be Muslim I believe it’s ok to lie in some circumstances.

  44. Peggy Green says:

    Man with forked tongue, speaks with no wisdom and man with double mind will gain nothing.

  45. He must eat his own words!!

  46. Liar, liar, pants on fire!

  47. Paul Weiss says:

    Him and biden are two big jackasses, along with the third stooge in the WH!

  48. Mark Gregg says:

    They were trying to bully Israel into backing down and doing what they want. He meant to say every word he said!

  49. Boy does Kerry lie fast. He cannot take it back. Too many people heard his statement . He should resign immediately.

  50. Two faced, back-stabbing liar, and he will probably retire with a lifetime income and health care like the rest of the bandidos!

  51. First he said it, then he didn’t say it.

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