Skip to comments.Kerry: Door for 'Two-State Solution' May be Closing
Posted on 01/24/2013 5:10:56 PM PST by Nachum
Senator John Kerry hinted Thursday he has a plan up his sleeve to rekindle the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority but warned he was worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closing, AFP reports.
If the opportunity is lost, it would be "disastrous," Kerry told U.S. lawmakers meeting to confirm his nomination to be the next secretary of state.
"We need to try to find a way forward, and I happen to believe that there is a way forward," said Kerry, according to AFP.
"But I also believe that if we can't be successful that the door, or window, or whatever you want to call it, to the possibility of a two-state solution could shut on everybody and that would be disastrous in my judgment," he added.
Kerry refused to go public on how he could maybe kick-start the peace process, citing concerns about harming any move to bring the two sides together.
"I'm not going to say anything that prejudices our getting a negotiation going in the appropriate way and the appropriate manner, and I'm not even going to say what it is," Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations committee.
"I will say this. President Obama is deeply committed to a two-state solution," he noted.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
It's going to be a long 4 years.
Sounds like he’s channeling Jimmy Carter.
Exactly how would this “two state solution” work? The terrorists get some portion of the land as an independent nation, and the Israelis get the rest of their country as a separate state, and then what? How is Israel supposed to respond when the terrorists continue lobbing mortars and rockets across the border to kill civilians? What indication do we have that having two states, one led by murderers, would be an improvement over the current arrangement?
Obama/Kerry policy towards Israel is this: Either split it in half and give total autonomy to “Palistinian” Muslims (Hamas) who hate Jews OR we, the West, NATO and UN will take it away from Israel and hand it ALL to Palistinians.
Jews have to leave. Judenrein
Ah, a secret plan to bring peace to the middle east. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?
The Marxist/socialist plan is to declare there is no God and never has been. Without God, man has no soul. Without the Creator and without a soul, man is nothing special. Just another animal evolved from the swamps and can be treated as such by those in power. Without God there are no God-given unalienable rights. The pesky Declaration and Constitution will be declared null and void. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, et al, treated their people like animals and slaughtered millions of them. Useful idiots like Kerry and Obama are always surprised when they end up in their communist masters gulags.
At the moment, the Israelis and Palestinians are living together in a state of heavenly peace compared to what’s going on just to their north in Syria, where John Kerry’s good friend Bashir al-Assad has been murdering tens of thousands of his own countrymen in a bloody civil war.
The Syrian people need a solution, immediately, whether it’s a one-state, two-state, or 50-state variety before Syria and its neighbors such as Turkey and Lebanon get caught up in a regional conflagration.
But, apparently, John Kerry is thinking, a la Hillary Clinton, What difference does it make?! Who cares about Syria, when there’s an opportunity to pick on the Israelis? Surely, Benjamin Netanyahu is evil incarnate for not sitting down at a table with the Palestinians, while Bashir al-Assad is a great guy whose only fault is a little mass murdering here and there.
Kerry has proposed another way, a Final Solution, and the Democratic congressman and senators have approved his design although they do not know what is in the plan. The Democratic caucus issued a statement saying the we would have to pass the Final Solution plan to see what was in it. Senators Carl Levin and Dianne Feinstein both issued statements supporting the plan saying, "It is high time for a Final Solution, whatever that is."
Jordan plus Israel doesn’t equal two?
Interesting, Just as the two-state solution is becoming a viable position in THIS country...
A concise bit of wisdom from our warrior, who has managed to demonstrate the importance of the 1st Amendment through the corruption of most of our major media, managing to permit even the paid-for operatives, enemies of free speech, relatively open access. Truth still prevails on Freerepublic, and connections are being discovered, but truth which appears to have been ineffectual, probably given our low-information society. Kerry/Heinz’ money brought Marxist John Holdren from Berkeley, Holdren who may be the principal, though certainly not the only, author of the global warming scam, and wrote for Horowitz’ Ramparts, a leading Marxist journal, while his employers at UC had no idea of his dual life. The scientists at Berkeley were glad to be rid of the faux environmental scientist, who never did any science, now funded by Heinz/Kerry at Harvard. And now Kerry's charter is to continue implement the nonsense being used to further weaken free enterprise being preached and taught by Holdren at Berkeley forty years ago, and Holdren's Stanford mentor, Paul Ehrlich, who published one of the most laughably wrong books of predictions of environmental catastrophe, "The Population Bomb." The left can't find enough awards to bestow on Ehrlich or Holdren, which is a sad barometer of our ignorance.
During the politically violent 70s communist Vernon Jarrett, Varierie’s father-in-law, and close friend of Frank Marshall Davis for two decades before Davis escaped FBI surveillance to Hawaii in the late 40s interviewed Khalid al-Mansour for the Chicago Tribune. This was just as Barack/Barry was about to leave for Occidental - 1979. Vernon wrote a Chicago Tribune article about a Saudi-funded program to spend twenty million dollars educating American blacks and Hispanics being managed by the old acquaintance of both Vernon and Frank, black panther founder, Berkeley Boalt Hall attorney, Khalid al_Mansour, known previously as Don Warden.
Recall that it was Percy Sutton, black Army Air Corp pilot, attorney to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, The Muslim Brotherhood, and Manattan Borough President, who told about having being contacted by al-Mansour to get Barry into Harvard. Shortly after al-Mansour contacted Sutton, the mid-80s, al-Mansour’s former law partner, and current employer Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal, donated twenty million dollars to Harvard. Al-Mansour has represented the Saudi Royal Family for over forty years, with California-educated bin-Talal as his direct report. Sutton clearly described bin-Talal as Obama’s patron, naming him in his New York interview, still unscrubbed on Youtube (Progressives control the press and found a “Sutton family lawyer” to claim Sutton was 88 and senile. The Sutton family said they had never heard of the lawyer, and that Percy was 86 during the interview, and lucid until the day he died).
This explains the assistance provided the Muslim Brotherhood, also funded by bin-Talal, and our involvement in their campaign to depose every Middle Eastern Arab leader not beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a delicate campaign since Israel is a major trade partner to Dubai and other Arab states. Iran claims to target Israel, but has has designs on Saudi Arabia for centuries. Having John Kerry decide how he wants to conquer Syria, Iran's patron, perhaps sparking an explosion of the Arab Gulf, is a recipe for war, which may be what Obama thinks he wants. Crushing Israel while the Muslim Brotherhood has its operatives sprinkled throughout our government, military, and installed as our president. Is undoubtedly high on Kerry/Obama’s agenda. No matter how many die as a result of the machinations Kerry has the resources from his wife's fortune to maintain his lifestyle of a bourgeois Marxist.
I hope your worries come true Horseface. Oh, while I'm at it, sign the SF 180, you prick.
If the Palestinians need “lebensraum” they should be talking to Jordan not Israel.
Thank you very much, Spaulding!
Oh, puleeze. I’ve got a plan, too. They talk on Friday. All is right with the world. Come Monday, the Palestinians are firing upon Israel. Hey, I said it was a plan but I didn’t say it would work any better than the hundreds of times before.
It was discovered in 2003 by Felix Gundacker, a genealogist working with The Boston Globe, that Kerry's paternal grandparents, who had been born "Fritz Kohn" and "Ida Löwe" in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, changed their names to "Frederick and Ida Kerry" in 1900 and converted from Judaism to Roman Catholicism in 1901 or 1902.
A Roman Catholic, Kerry was said to carry a rosary, a prayer book, and a St. Christopher medal (the patron saint of travelers) when he campaigned. However, while Kerry is personally against abortion, he supports a woman's legal right to have one, which puts him at odds with the Catholic Church. Discussing his faith, Kerry said, "I thought of being a priest. I was very religious while at school in Switzerland. I was an altar boy and prayed all the time. I was very centered around the Mass and the church." He also said that the Letters of Paul moved him the most, stating that they taught him to "not feel sorry for myself."
In an interview with Christianity Today, Kerry said of his faith: "I'm a Catholic and I practice, but at the same time I have an open-mindedness to many other expressions of spirituality that come through different religions. ... I've spent some time reading and thinking about [religion] and trying to study it, and I've arrived at not so much a sense of the differences, but a sense of the similarities in so many ways." He said that he believed that the Torah, the Qur'an, and the Bible all share a fundamental story which connects with readers.
America Undecided: Catholic, Independent and Social Justice Perspectives on Election 2012
"Before he was a devoted husband and father, or a U.S. Senator, or a presidential candidate of historic accomplishments, Barack Obama took a job working as a community organizer for a group of eight Catholic parishes in one of the nations largest cities. With funding from the U.S. Bishops and working for three years out of an office in a Catholic church rectory, he embarked on a campaign to empower the lives of thousands of people who were suffering through economic circumstances not unlike what has befallen our country today. "
54% of all Catholics voted for Obama in 2008 (45% for McCain)
50% of all Catholics voted for Obama in 2012 (48% for Romney)
62% of all Catholics are for gun control according to a recent poll
The Kingdom of Jerusalem
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.