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Kerry Blames, Threatens Israel if ‘Peace Talks’ Fail

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has thrown away the gloves, removed all the makeup, and resorted to naked threats and bullying in order to force Israel to fulfill this U.S. administration’s dream of successfully – from its, not Israel’s perspective – concluding the current round of Middle East “peace” talks.

Kerry’s threats to the Jewish state were broadcast during a joint interview with Udi Segal of Israel’s Channel 2 and Maher Shalabi of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, a preview of which was aired on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Perhaps most revealing was Kerry’s rhetorical query: “The alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos,” Kerry said. “Does Israel want a third intifada?”

While the blame and the threats were dealt only to the Jewish State, Kerry did give the back of his hand twice to the Arab reporter.

The first time Kerry shut down the Arab reporter had to do with the creation of a single state. Shalabi pointed out that a growing number of Arabs have begun to turn away from the two state goal, and instead are talking about a single state.

To that suggestion, Kerry was categorical: “Well, there is no one-state solution.” He would brook no further discussion of that topic at all.

The second time Kerry withheld candy from the Arabs was when their reporter tried to cajole Kerry into saying the U.S. would impose a solution on Israel, pointing out that the U.S. “imposes elsewhere.”  Kerry definitively deflated that line of questioning. He pointed out that the U.S. is a facilitator and can help the two sides.”But in the end, you can’t have a peace imposed by anybody. You have to have a peace that the parties agree on.”

Other than being shut down on those two suggestions, everything that Kerry said must have been music to the ears of the Arab Palestinian reporter and his people.  It was a total smack-down of the Jewish state.

It was a virtual cornucopia of attacks against and misrepresentations of Israel’s actions and rights as has ever been lined up other than in, perhaps, Stephen Walt and John Meirsheimer’s infamous book about “The Israel Lobby.”

To begin with, Kerry reiterated his position that not only the Arabs consider the “settlements,” that is, Jews living and breathing beyond the 1949 Armistice Line, illegitimate, but so does the United States and the rest of the world.

The U.S. Secretary of State lectured Israel incessantly.  Here’s just one example:

Let me ask you something: How – if you say you’re working for peace and you want peace and a Palestine that is a whole Palestinian that belongs to the people who live there, how can you say we’re planning to build in the place that will eventually be Palestine? So it sends a message that somehow perhaps you’re not really serious.

And here’s another, in response to whether there is a problem of cynicism from both sides:

Well, from both sides.  And particularly in Israel – Israel says oh, we feel safe today, we have a wall, we’re not in a day-to-day conflict, we’re doing pretty well economically.  Well, I’ve got news for you. Today’s status quo will not be tomorrow’s or next year’s.  Because if we don’t resolve this issue, the Arab world, the Palestinains, neighbors, others are going to begin again to push in a different way.  And the last thing Israel wants to see is a return to violence.

And one more thing: How does Israel survive as a Jewish state in a binational status? People have to stop and think about this reality. You need to resolve this issue, and it needs to be resolved now.

When the Israeli reporter tried to push back and present the problematic activity of the Arab Palestinians, Kerry just turned it around into another attack on Israel.  One can only imagine the intake of breath heard throughout Israel as this played out:

MR. SEGAL: How do you think a picture of Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, hugging murderers that killed children 20 or 3o years ago and say that they’re heroes of the Palestinian people – what kind of message do you think this is sent about peace process or peace atmosphere to the Israeli people?

Kerry begins his response sounding mildly sympathetic, but that tone is quickly replaced by annoyance at the Israeli people.

SECRETARY KERRY: It’s very difficult. I have no illusions.  I know that the vast majority of the people in Israel are opposed. I understand that. Prime Minister Netanyahu understands that, and it is a sign of his seriousness that he was willing to make this decision. The alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos.  I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?

And for the record, Kerry asserted repeatedly that “the Palestinians and President Abbas have committed themselves to non-violence.” And he threatened that if Israel did not work with this current “non-violent” Arab Palestinian leadership, then Israel “may wind up with leadership that is committed to violence.” As if hugging and calling murderers heroes is an excellent example of a leadership committed to non-violence.

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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103 Responses to “Kerry Blames, Threatens Israel if ‘Peace Talks’ Fail”

  1. The US stands with Israel, our ally and friend. Obama's claptrap is the result of a communist Muslim upbringing. Yet another way the Democrats screwed us over in the worst possible way. Obama and Kerry are at this point, being targeted, according to some press. Hoping both of them are impeached before 2015.

  2. This Christian stands with Israel. I am in shock that this is even being thought about by Obama. I am saddened by this additional instance of the POTUS suddenly coming out like this. Americans will stand with Israel. It has been a firm ally for all these years, and because the liberals thought a Muslim Communist would make a terrific POTUS. And they were TERRIBLY WRONG! #ImpeachObama #ShalomShalom

  3. Judy Shapiro says:

    The team of Son-Of-Islam obama and the woeful john kerry=ISRAEL and the JEWISH people's worst nightmare.

  4. Well said. #ImpeachObama #Shalom

  5. Alan Kardon says:

    We must get everyone writing harsh letters to the elected officials. If we don't we certainly lose this battle. Do not give up.

  6. Alan Kardon says:

    Unfortunately his parents didn't believe in birth control.

  7. Alan Kardon says:

    No matter how you package it, **** is still ****.

  8. Lee Warren says:

    Who does that ahole kerry think he is? Certainly not God because that's who the obamass thinks he is. Tell that jerk to take a hike and mind his own business

  9. Lee Warren says:

    Constance….Very well said. Kudos to you.

  10. Lee Warren says:

    Constance Alsip or shot.

  11. Lee Warren says:

    Amen to that. Maybe God will step on him!

  12. Lee Warren says:

    In that respect Ike was another dumbass.

  13. Kerry threatening Israel? Makes me giggle…A spineless coward, a traitor to his own country, and now acting against God? That piece of fecal matter will blow away in the wind. The American people WILL ALWAYS stand with Israel. He does NOT speak for the American people.

  14. Glenn Gray says:

    Obama and his minions will fail to destroy Israel and America! There is no truth that comes from the mouths of evildoers.

  15. Lee Warren says:

    Count me in on that too!

  16. Lee Warren says:

    Constance Alsip ,,………. I say a revolution is in order.

  17. Lee Warren says:

    Lee Harvey Oswald was born 50 years too soon.

  18. Lee Warren says:

    He needs to stick it alright but not in his pipe.

  19. Obama and Kerry – these laughable libtards school-mastering Israel? They cannot teach anybody a lesson.

  20. Sam Narens says:

    Committed themselves to non-violence?! Gaza has been firing rockets into southern Israel during the peace talks.

  21. Netanyahu why did you release this murderous criminals terrorists prisioners?, didn't you see Kerry's betrayal, now if there are future negotiations let to Lieberman do, not you, not more any release of murderous criminals terrorists, no prisioners, no more negotiations with US and EU involving, let alone to negotiate, starting again since after 1967, I personaly preffer a single federation sta te like Switzerland "swiss cheese", solution, now Obama should be impeach for Benghazi betrayal before the next US elections.

  22. The cowardly Kerry and POTUS Obama are 'quite a pair to draw to' with no good intent for any Jew…and worse for Israel as a nation. Obama, the muslim, is treacherous as folks in the US have found after his on going "Hope & Change" campaign went on the rocks with Obamacare…for Israel it can only be "Obamadon't care!" It is simple…"They, the islamics, must go!" Nothing else will do. We are Israel and they are not and can't stay in our midst lest they destroy everything we hold dear while furthering the cause of their pedophile prophet…all while Kerry & Obama cheer them on against Israel.

  23. IT IS NOT iSRAEL WHO should be blamed. Make sure Iran keeps the peace.They are the ones we can not trust.

  24. Joy Beum says:

    My mouth is still agape due to the disbelief that ANYONE would accuse Israel of interfering with peace talks. They have gone way past MY limit and released prisoners (MURDERERS) as a token of their peaceful intentions. You can look to the Palastinians, al queda, muslim brotherhood, Iran and others as the agitators, NOT Israel. Shame on you John Kerry. You're fired!!!!

  25. Joy Beum says:

    Well put. Kerry has always been a traitor…to the USA and now to Israel. He doesn't make these statements without the approval or direction of his boss o'idiot. These muslims need to just go back to where they belong: in a hole in the dessert somewhere.

  26. Joy Beum says:

    I would say Israel has shown the utmost restraint in the face of constant attacks. "What? Israel doesn't want peace"??? There is nothing they want more and they have more than proven that.

  27. Joy Beum says:

    That's right! I am an American and I and everyone I know will stand with Israel, our ally and long time friend.

  28. Joy Beum says:

    O''idiot and fru fru kerry are OUR worst nightmare. They will soon fall and fall hard!

  29. Joy Beum says:

    It can't be a genetic thing because I am part Irish and I love and support Israel and the Jewish People. Kerry and o'idiot are just evil. Must be that both of them are muslims…I know o'idiot is.

  30. Joy Beum says:

    I love your impeached and shot statement! Music to my ears. I'd love that too. o'idiot is not an American and he hates America. Time to take our country back from this muslim.

  31. Joy Beum says:

    Marina: You are so right! Going against Israel is going against God and I mean the real God, not the false god of the muslims. We need to get rid of o'idiot and kerry and the rest of those bums who would destroy our country.

  32. Joy Beum says:

    Bypassing the idiot' president of some' in what used to be the USA is the best idea yet. It is not the American people who are against Israel. It is the current regime, mostly muslim. They are against Israel and against God (the real God).

  33. Joy Beum says:

    Constance Alsip Wrong is an understatement. I couldn't believe anyone voted for him. I have given people way too much credit!

  34. Joy Beum says:

    Constance Alsip o'idiot hangs with evil people. Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, Jeramiah Wright, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, more. Anyone who is anti-American is his friend. He hates America, hates Americans, hates Israel and hates God (the real God…not the false muslim god).

  35. Norka Mejia says:

    yes shame on you John Kerry Shame on you!!! how do you can said thah? shame on you

  36. Norka Mejia says:

    it is not Israel who have to be blame!!

  37. Norka Mejia says:

    John Kerry are the Jewish state our allie or are the palestine?

  38. Anonymous says:

    If Kerry wants the US to help the Muslim Jihadis end the Jewish "Occupation" of Israel, then by the same token, how about helping to end the Muslim "Occupation" of India + Pakistan + Bangladesh + Afghanistan and giving all that land back to India. We Indians would gladly welcome all the Jews of the world to come and make India their home.

    Muslims can't have it both ways. They will have to decide. It cannot be called "Occupation" ONLY WHERE IT SUITS THESE TERRORIZING MARAUDERS AND PLUNDERERS.

    An Indian American

  39. Anonymous says:

    Is the "Hussain" in the Barack Hussain Obama showing its colors now, by any chance? To me it seems to be at work behind the scenes, prodding Kerry to threaten Israel.

  40. This administration has had a hostile and antagonistic attitude
    towards Jews and Christians from its inception. There is a website that has a number of offences by Obama's administration listed that may interest you. Go to David Barton @ http://www.wallbuilders.com

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