After hearing John Kerry’s absolutely appalling and stupid comments about the breakdown in talks between Israel and the Palestinians, I just couldn’t let the day go by without writing a post. However, Nice Deb has done an excellent and comprehensive post about it at her blog!
Senator Ted Cruz was quick to point out how utterly foolish, wrong and despicable Kerry’s comments were. He was one of the first to publically state that Kerry should resign as Secretary of State. On Special Report with Brett Baier, Charles Krauthammer stated that Cruz was absolutely correct!
Excerpt from Nice Deb post:
Via Josh Rogin at The Daily Beast, this is getting quite a bit of attention, today:
The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison.
If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday.
Senior American officials have rarely, if ever, used the term “apartheid” in reference to Israel, and President Obama has previously rejected the idea that the word should apply to the Jewish state. Kerry’s use of the loaded term is already rankling Jewish leaders in America—and it could attract unwanted attention in Israel, as well.
“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens—or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state,” Kerry told the group of senior officials and experts from the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and Japan. “Once you put that frame in your mind, that reality, which is the bottom line, you understand how imperative it is to get to the two-state solution, which both leaders, even yesterday, said they remain deeply committed to.”
According to the 1998 Rome Statute, the “crime of apartheid” is defined as “inhumane acts… committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” The term is most often used in reference to the system of racial segregation and oppression that governed South Africa from 1948 until 1994.
Here is how apartheid Israel is:
Arabs in Israel have equal voting rights; in fact, it is one of the few places in the Middle East where Arab women may vote. Arabs in 2011 held 14 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. Israeli Arabs have also held various government posts, including one who served as Israel’s ambassador to Finland and the deputy mayor of Tel Aviv. Oscar Abu Razaq was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Interior, the first Arab citizen to become chief executive of a key government ministry. Ariel Sharon’s original cabinet included the first Arab minister, Salah Tarif, a Druze who served as a minister without portfolio. An Arab is also a Supreme Court justice. In October 2005, an Arab professor was named Vice President of Haifa University.
Arabic, like Hebrew, is an official language in Israel. More than 300,000 Arab children attend Israeli schools. At the time of Israel’s founding, there was one Arab high school in the country. Today, there are hundreds of Arab schools.29
The sole legal distinction between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel is that the latter are not required to serve in the Israeli army. This is to spare Arab citizens the need to take up arms against their brethren. Nevertheless, Bedouinshave served in paratroop units and other Arabs have volunteered for military duty. Compulsory military service is applied to the Druze and Circassian communities at their own request.
Some economic and social gaps between Israeli Jews and Arabs result from the latter not serving in the military. Veterans qualify for many benefits not available to non-veterans. Moreover, the army aids in the socialization process.
On the other hand, Arabs do have an advantage in obtaining some jobs during the years Israelis are in the military. In addition, industries like construction and trucking have come to be dominated by Israeli Arabs.
Although Israeli Arabs have occasionally been involved in terrorist activities, they have generally behaved as loyal citizens. During the 1967, 1973 and 1982 wars, none engaged in any acts of sabotage or disloyalty. Sometimes, in fact, Arabs volunteered to take over civilian functions for reservists. During the Palestinian War that began in September 2000, Israeli Arabs for the first time engaged in widespread protests..
Read it all HERE
IMHO, John Kerry “let the cat out of the bag” regarding the TRUE opinions of the Obama Regime. You can bet that ANYTHING Kerry says regarding the Middle East is “screened” by the leftist radicals currently squatting in the White House.
It is my hope that more people become aware of the true intentions of the ObaMARXIST BADministration! I wonder if this terrible rhetoric from Kerry was reported in the mainstream media? Even Fox has been a bit too preoccupied with the racist remarks of a billionaire on several of it’s evening news and analysis shows. It’s a typical tactic – scream about racist remarks – in order to draw attention away from Obama’s international troubles and failures. I’m sure that others have noticed the unending and ongoing “cry racism” tactic over the entire 6 ugly years that Zero has been pResident?
Oh I see…now I’ll be called a racist because I think that Obummer’s failed pResidency is such a huge failure? We can’t call it as we see it because Obama is the first “black” pResident?
Isn’t it ironic that Sterling has been called out for racist comments (and fined!) in the past? But now, such a big deal is being made about these new comments? Smells fishy…doesn’t it? The media of mass deception propaganda machine is in full swing tonight!
You know what they say…timing is everything? The racist rant sounds more like a huge fight that broke out between Sterling and his former (too-young) girlfriend; and is being utilized in order to draw attention away from Kerry’s despicable comments!
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Oh great…now Kerry is trying to backtrack his awful statement by doing a press release to “clarify” his comments!
If you read it carefully, you will see that Kerry can’t even admit that he was wrong for saying what he did – and further – he actually says that Netanyahu, as well as other Israeli leaders once made the same “apartheid” comparison too!
Sorry…but I just have to write this: What a TOTAL A$$ KERRY IS!!!
Hat tip: The Gateway Pundit