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‘Sec’y of Nonsense’ Kerry: PA-Israel Pact the Key to Mideast Peace

John Kerry says an Israeli-Peace peace pact is “important to “regional security and stability.” ZOA says he is full of nonsense: Arab wars on Israel have nothing to do with their own internal problems.
John Kerry is full of 'nonsense,' says ZOA president Morton A. Klein

John Kerry is full of 'nonsense,' says ZOA president Morton A. Klein

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Secretary of State John Kerry, after meeting with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in London, said that “a final status agreement [between the Israelis and the Palestinians] is important in enhancing regional security and stability throughout the Middle East” (‘Kerry pledges to peace talks during Abbas meeting,’ Breitbart, September 9, 2013).

“Secretary Kerry’s statement is utter nonsense. If the history of recent years — and indeed of the entire 65-year long period of the Arab war on Israel — has made one thing clear, it is that the lack of a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians is manifestly not the cause of the Middle East’s conflicts, violence and bloodshed.

In fact, it is totally unrelated and irrelevant to the present violence and conflict in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. If Israel didn’t exist, the same problems between and within Arab countries would still exist.

Consider: The Syrian regime of Bashar Assad has killed approximately one hundred thousand people in a war with Sunni Islamist rebels, who have also slaughtered tens of thousands. Massive instability and brutal violence is afflicting Egypt. Yemen has been wracked by internal conflict and thousands have been killed. Libya has become a jungle of jihadist warriors since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. In Iraq, over 5,000 people have been slaughtered in virtually daily suicide bombings just this year. Thousands of Christians have been murdered and many dozens of churches destroyed in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere. Not one of these conflicts has anything to do with the Israeli/Palestinian Arab issue.

Historically, the war waged by Arabs on Israel has had little to do with the numerous other conflagrations besetting the region.

In the 1950s, it had no bearing on the Algerian war.

In the 1960s, it had no bearing on the Egyptian invasion of Yemen, or the bloody emergence of the Ba’athist dictatorship in Iraq, or the Aden (now Yemen) Emergency in which hundreds were killed in violence.

In the 1970s, it had nothing to do with the Libyan-Chad war.

In the 1980s, it had nothing to do with the Iran-Iraq war, in which over a million people were killed.

In the 1990s, it had nothing to do with Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait — though Saddam Hussein absurdly linked them.

(A personal note: I was among heads of American Jewish organizations flown to Qatar in the late 1990s by the Emir of Qatar, who pleaded with us to urge the U.S. Congress to protect Qatar from a feared Saudi Arabia/United Arab Emirates invasion. This feared conflict — in which Arabs appealed to pro-Israel Jews for help — had nothing to do with Israel).

Why is the Obama Administration continuing to repeat false, ridiculous and discredited ideas invented by Israel’s vicious enemies?

It is not in the national interests of the United States for American officials to go around the world falsely stating that the “Arab-Israeli conflict” (which is actually, purely and simply, an Arab war on Israel’s very existence) is the core of the Middle East’s problems and that solving it is the key to regional stability. Not only is it not the core, it isn’t even a factor.

First, it is nonsense.

Second, obtaining an Israeli/Palestinian peace agreement, even if one could, would not solve other regional problems, which are rooted in the region’s ideological and religious pathologies.

Third, the mis-focus on the Israeli/Palestinian divide skews American priorities — as it is doing right now. How can Secretary Kerry make such an absurd statement when Syria is exploding and the region is wracked by violence and instability due to nothing connected to Israel or the Palestinians?

The alleged Israeli/Palestinian “peace process” has become an obsessive fetish which squanders American resources, credibility and standing. Why should the U.S. talk up a bogus peace process that is not going to deliver? Why should it accept the blame for the inevitable failure?

President Obama should publicly repudiate Secretary Kerry’s ludicrous statement.

Morton A. Klein is the National President of the Zionist Organization of American (ZOA).

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24 Responses to “‘Sec’y of Nonsense’ Kerry: PA-Israel Pact the Key to Mideast Peace”

  1. Kerry… Some people deserve a high five ………….. In the face……………with a chair!

  2. Kerry… Some people deserve a high five ………….. In the face……………with a chair!

  3. Livio Rosenberg says:

    Kerry… Some people deserve a high five ………….. In the face……………with a chair!

  4. He is so full of Blarney

  5. He is so full of Blarney

  6. Iris Frances Zaft says:

    He is so full of Blarney

  7. Blarney – that’s being exceedingly polite.He’s a total twit.

  8. Blarney – that’s being exceedingly polite.He’s a total twit.

  9. Shirley Gruenhut says:

    Blarney – that’s being exceedingly polite.He’s a total twit.

  10. Trisha Boyd says:

    Sure when pigs fly…

  11. Trisha Boyd says:

    Sure when pigs fly…

  12. Trisha Boyd says:

    Sure when pigs fly…

  13. Trisha Boyd says:

    Sure when pigs fly…

  14. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Kerry obviously has no deep understanding of what is going on in the Middle East. But he knows how to read 'talking points.'

  15. Ethan Perks says:

    Chaiiya; He knows all too well. Kerry has a long history of anti-Israel attitude. And he serves a president who spent 20 years listening to the rabid hate speach of Rev Wright. This administration intends to cripple Israel.

  16. Ethan Perks says:

    After 65 years, the Palestinians have amply demonstrated they have no desire for compromise. Thus, unless Israel is prepared to commit suicide, an agreement will only be acheived at the point of US bayonets aimed at Israel. Something that while I believe is the Obama admins goal, is unlikely to happen. To many pro Israel Dems in Congress.

  17. Doit Koppler says:

    They are doing it because our President is a Muslim, and is doing all he can to help the Muslim cause.

  18. CTBtweets says:

    Thank you Mr. Klein the facts must be stated over and over again for hard hearts to see.

  19. Cody Flecker says:

    We all must understand that the Jewish population in the USA is almost 00% Liberal and almost 100% anti Israel. Saying that, these American Jews would delight in the dismemberment and destruction of Israel in whatever form is necessary to maintain world peace at least in their eyes. Kerry, Obama, Clinton, are all most out of this Liberal mold that is anti semitic to the core. They have shown time and time again that they are Jew haters, but the problem lies with the Jews themselves, as they hate themselves with a passion as well.

  20. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict does effect stability in the one country of the middle east first and foremost, Israel. This longstanding conflict has cost the lives of many innocent Israelis who were doing nothing more than trying to live a normal life without fear and violence. But, it is true that these current and many former negotiations are a waste of time. Why, the Palestinians gave us the answer in a recent article which stated they are unwilling to make any concessions. The question for me at least is why continue with fruitless talks that will lead to nothing except more foolish concessions by current Israeli leadership who seems determined to harm the country. What must be remembered is Kerry is Secretary of State, meaning he is a representative of the Obama administration. Obama will not refute Kerry's remarks that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict threatens security in the middle east because that is what he also believes. I have no doubt, that anything Kerry says is not first approved by Obama. Nobody should still be under the elusion that Obama is an ally of Israel. The other night when Obama made his case to the nation as to why military action should be taken in Syria, he mentioned Israel in one line, saying they have the overwhelming power to take care of themselves. Does that sound like someone who cares about Israel? Until the Palestinians are willing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept all of Israel's rights, there will never be peace and all the misguided concessions by Israel will not change that fact.

  21. benakiva37 says:

    To cody Flecker: Your views that the American Jews are “almost 100% anti-Israel” and would “delight in the dismemberment and destruction  of Israel” is complete nonsense.The Obama administratioin has provided the Jewish State with the largest  amount of American military aid in US history:In addition to the $3 billion per year that assists the IDF to have the largest and most efficient technologies and weapons available,another quarter billion was provided in supplemental funding to ensure that Israel has the latest weapons technologies available.The Obama administration has maintained Israel’s military edge by selling bunker buster bombs and the new F-35 fighters. In addition, joint efforts to further develop the Arrow and David’s Sling missile systems continued  at an effective pace.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Kerry comments Israel/Palestinians peace agreements is becouse he looks the weak and corrupt goverment of Netaniahu and his leckayers, they should resigne inmeditely and let new politicians to take over with new ideas, Israel is a land of new ideas, we can look the technology how is going, so should the new goverment.

  23. Kerry can make such a statement because he is an idiot appointed by an idiot who does not even have the best interest of the US at heart let alone the Israelis. Mr. Klein speaks pure truth here. Also Cody Flecker you are an idiot as well when you say American Jews hate Jews and Israel. I think it is pretty obvious here who is really anti-Semitic.

  24. Kerry can make such a statement because he is an idiot appointed by an idiot who does not even have the best interest of the US at heart let alone the Israelis. Mr. Klein speaks pure truth here. Also Cody Flecker you are an idiot as well when you say American Jews hate Jews and Israel. I think it is pretty obvious here who is really anti-Semitic.

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