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Kerry Tells Senate Hearing Israel Busted the Peace Talks

Every time Kerry opens his mouth about his Peace Talks Follies, he only makes things worse, especially for himself.
U.S. Secretary of State John "Apartheid" is too smart to use the "A" word when referring to Israel, or isn't he?

U.S. Secretary of State John "Apartheid" is too smart to use the "A" word when referring to Israel, or isn't he?
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Israel’s announcement last week of new homes for a southern Jerusalem neighborhood in an area claimed by the Palestinian Authority was the trigger that caused the blow-up in the American-led effort to extend peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate committee Tuesday.

He told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that after Israel refused to release a fourth batch of terrorists, and then followed that decision with the housing tender in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem, “poof, that was sort of the moment,” Kerry said. “We find ourselves where we are.”

Poof?

Just like that, with a snap of the fingers, after eight months of charades in which the Palestinian Authority and Israel made no headway, in which Israel demanded that Mahmoud Abbas declare that Israel is a Jewish State, in which Abbas continued to negotiate not to negotiate, it went “poof”?

Kerry is the same man who a few days said it’s time for a “reality check.”

After his “poof” puff, Republican Sen John McCain of Arizona told Kerry that concerning the peace process, “It is stopped. Recognize reality!”

But Kerry can’t. When Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said a couple of months that Kerry is “obsessive” with the peace process and is “messianic,” he was 100 percent on the money.

Only a few days ago, after the “poof,” Kerry said he wanted to focus on rescuing his pet nightmare rather than try to blame one side or the other.

“Look, to be clear, over the last 24 hours, there have been unhelpful actions taken on both sides here, and we didn’t think it was a productive time for the secretary to return to the region,” U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf said. “But we’re not playing the blame game.”

That was five days ago.

Since then, Abbas has insisted there is no turning back the clock. He will go through with his requests to join 15 U.N.-related agencies. He justified the action, a violation of the rules of the game Kerry laid down eight months ago, by charging that Israel reneged on a promise to release the fourth batch of terrorists.

The real cause of the ”poof” that blew up Kerry’s Peace Talks Follies was his dangling the release of Jonathan Pollard as bait to get Israel to agree to Abbas’ terms for releasing more terrorists That is what “poofed” the Arabs, who were enraged at the idea of Pollard going free while arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti remains in jail..

The media parrots have forgotten all about that because it is more convenient to blame someone else, and guess who?

It no longer makes any difference what the facts are.

What matters is what they are perceived to be. So you can leave aside the fact that Israel and the Palestinian Authority were unable to agree on which terrorists to release.

And you can leave aside the fact that Israel made it clear, before “poof,” that any limited and unofficial building freeze, as part of a deal to extend peace talks, would not include Jerusalem.

Housing Minister Uri Ariel’s announcement of the new homes was the official stamp of that policy.

Kerry is desperate, and Abbas knows it.

That is why five days after he said he does not want to blame either side, he told the Senate hearing that, yes, the Palestinian Authority took an “unhelpful” action by its latest  ploy for attention in the United Nations, but it was Israel that “poofed” his peace talks.

Spokeswoman Harf tried to cover up her boss’s diplomatic faux pas at the Senate hearing.

“Both sides took ineffective steps. Kerry is not playing the blame game,” she told reporters at the daily media question and answer session.

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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125 Responses to “Kerry Tells Senate Hearing Israel Busted the Peace Talks”

  1. kerry Is A “Gem”… And By That I Mean ******.

  2. זלמן התאום של קיירי

  3. Barbara Ann says:

    kerry is an ass!

  4. Jim Little says:

    Why? Because Israel will not kiss Abbas’ ass,and fall for a lot of lies.No!

  5. Alan Saul says:

    He along with his boss and other members of the administration prefer the Muslims to Israel.

  6. What an ass and disgrace to this country… Or what used to be our country. Of course, it’s Israel’s fault. Shame shame

  7. Israel knows their enemy (ies) well, and gives them plenty of rope to hang themselves with. So the whole world can better see what they’ve seen all along. City on a hill. <3

  8. Jennifer Moe says:

    That’s because he is operating on ideologies instead of intelligence. This guy has been a loser since he got out of Vietnam Nam. Testified against his fellow soldiers. That says it all!

  9. OMG! Good thing They DONOT agree with this. THANK G-D the one thing they agree on a Consistant BI partisan VOTE. Is the support of ISRAEL. THANK u people of AIPAC for working tirelessly to insure that CONGRESS knows the truth, 14,000+adults and 2,300 student swarmed the halls of congress this march to be sure congress did not buy this load of crap!

  10. Jennifer Moe says:

    Oh just saw the Beavis pic. That is over the top funny! I do see the resemblance!!

  11. If it’s a game they want, they’ll show them how it’s played

  12. What a joke he is. Is he on something or just this stupid? #SupportIsrael

  13. Dangerous administration – yes he is a dangerous man not Putin.

  14. Jennifer Moe says:

    Hang on Israel! The dems are going down in the next 2 elections. We will put more conservatives in and we will be back to supporting Israel as we should!!

  15. What an embarrassment to our country.

  16. Sam Leshow says:

    Oh don`t worry he`ll soon liken Israel to Genghis Khan!! Dosen`t it always have to be Israels fault ?

  17. David Adda says:

    Kerry will be remembered as an insignificant bowel movement…

  18. Ah, the cowardly Kerry…next! Trust this man at our own peril for he is loyal to none, will do no good as his record of deceit in Viet Nam shows. Yes, some of us, US, remember the 'Winter Soldier' and the false valor claimed and then shunned.

  19. Nancy Culp says:

    Israel knows he was lying to them, they want be made a fool of . thanks Israel . God bless you all and your country .

  20. Nancy Culp says:

    he needs to put on history joker suit

  21. I would not trust him. He speaks eveal with obama

  22. Nancy Culp says:

    it ain’t the only thing they gonna bust. roflol

  23. Chris Griggs says:

    Kerry is STUPID! Leave Israel alone.DO NOT try to force Israel to give up land.It will bring Gods judgement on the U S again. God bless Israel.

  24. Frank Elwin says:

    All the land Israel give up for peace we’re is the peace now Israel release terrorist and what they get is rockets raining from the terrorist

  25. He’s a piss ant in search of a legacy.

  26. he says what his boss obozo tells him to say.

  27. Adam Green says:

    Someone needs to Bust Kerry’s Head open!

  28. Pray for this lost man! Israel knew kerry was lying to them, and so does Amercian people!

  29. Judy Pimlott says:

    Kerry should keep quiet until he says the right things and stands for Israel.

  30. unAmerican like the Prez’!

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