web analytics
June 30, 2015 / 13 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


A FLYING START

Kerry Sets Out to Fix the World

John Kerry is off and flying to beat Hillary Clinton’s “Around the World 90 Times” gig with a nine-country tip in 11 days as he tries to fix the world. Israel is not on the list.
Sen. Kerry meeting with Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani in 2010.

Sen. Kerry meeting with Qatari Prime Minister
Photo Credit: YY, based on image by KARIM JAAFAR

Sec. of State John Kerry is headed for London to launch his first tour in his new post after four years of his Senate Foreign Relations Committee shuttles to Syria, where he insisted that Syrian President Bashar Assad was a key to bringing Hamas together  with the Fatah movement, headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

His view of Assad may have changed, as did that of his predecessor Hillary Clinton, who called Assad a “reformer” two months after the current two-year uprising broke out. However, his view in 2010 that the dispute between the Palestinian Authority and Israel is the “single most important” stability issue in the region remains rock-solid.

Kerry, like President Barack Obama soon after he was elected, is determined to bring his views on how to combat Islamic terror, the Syria civil war, Iran’s nucleate threat and, of course, how to make peace between Israel and the PA.

His trip will take him to Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

Israel is not on his itinerary, ostensibly because the United States does not want to appear it is influencing the current coalition government attempts by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. It remains to be seen if a new government is in place when President Barack Obama visits next month.

Kerry’s trip to Europe and the Middle East  as Secretary of State is termed by US officials as a “listening tour.”

Previously, he listened to Assad.

As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry was a frequent  traveler to Syria.

Among his other far-from-prophetic pronouncements on Middle East affairs, he said three years ago after meeting with Assad, “Syria could be, in fact, very helpful in helping to bring about a unity government. If you achieve that, then you have made a major step forward not only in dealing with the problems of Gaza but you have made a major step forward in terms of how you reignite discussions for the two-state solution … I think that Syria indicated to me a willingness to be helpful in that respect.”

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.


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.

No Responses to “Kerry Sets Out to Fix the World”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
A "rifle-holding" lesson at a Palestinian Authority summer camp.
Palestinian Authority Incites Summer Camp Kids with AK-47 Rifles
Latest News Stories

The funeral for Rabbi Yekutiel Menachem Rapp is to pass by 770 Eastern Parkway Tuesday at 3:45 pm ET.

The United States and the other P5+1 powers unsurprisingly have extended the June 30 deadline for reaching an agreement to supervise and limit Iran’s nuclear development program. The extension is for one week, until July 7. As The JewishPress.com reported here earlier this week, “deadline” has a different meaning in the Muslim Middle East than […]

Bloodstained car after Palestinian Authority terrorists shot at Rosenfeld and three others  Monday night.

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, 25, lived in the community of Kochav HaShachar in Samaria.

A "rifle-holding" lesson at a Palestinian Authority summer camp.

“The PA message to Washington is they want peace. The PA message to their kids is killing Israelis is heroic. It’s time the U.S. figured out which is the true message.”

The agreement does not mean that Orange is leaving Israel, despite wrong headlines elsewhere.

ISIS executioners the past 12 months have murdered 3,000 people, including 86 women and 74 children.

The Tzohar rabbinic organization is focusing on how Anglo immigrants “fit” into Israel’s mosaic this summer.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu warned world leaders they must take a stand against terror in Israel as well.

Two US churches vote on BDS anti-Semitic motions today. One is to vote Wednesday. Millions could be affected.

Israel’s government approves new security fencing along its eastern border.

The father of a critically injured victim of Monday’s road terror attack in Binyamin asks people to pray for his son.

Some Chareidi men fishing on the beach, near the Ashdod port.

Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp, 66, is struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Crown Heights.

Jews in Ukraine are without one of their life-saving Hatzolah ambulances after an arsonist targeted the vehicle Sunday.

Four Israelis hurt Monday night in a driveby terror attack by terrorists near Shvut Rachel.

Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat was assassinated Monday in a car bombing in Cairo.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Bloodstained car after Palestinian Authority terrorists shot at Rosenfeld and three others  Monday night.

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, 25, lived in the community of Kochav HaShachar in Samaria.

A "rifle-holding" lesson at a Palestinian Authority summer camp.

“The PA message to Washington is they want peace. The PA message to their kids is killing Israelis is heroic. It’s time the U.S. figured out which is the true message.”

The agreement does not mean that Orange is leaving Israel, despite wrong headlines elsewhere.

ISIS executioners the past 12 months have murdered 3,000 people, including 86 women and 74 children.

If the wind blows in the wrong direction, Israelis will need gas masks to stay alive.

The “occupation” was the most popular word in today’s session.

One of those “degrading” inspections at a checkpoint may have foiled a mass murder.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/kerry-sets-out-to-fix-the-world/2013/02/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: