Skip to comments.Kerry: 'It's a Mistake' to for Israel to Demand a Jewish State
Posted on 03/13/2014 1:08:31 PM PDT by cotton1706
Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday afternoon that it is a "mistake" for people to raise the issue of whether Palestinians would agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The Israeli government has insisted that Palestinians do so as part of an agreement, while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the nations of the Arab League have all rejected Israel's demand.
"I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider," Kerry said, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama administration. He pointed out that U.N. Resolution 181, which divided Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state, referred to "Jewish state" several times, and that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had also explicitly recognized Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
Last week, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper that while the U.S. considered Israel a Jewish state, it was not necessary for the Palestinians to do so. Both President Barack Obama and Secretary Kerry have made repeated references to Israel as a Jewish state recently, raising hopes that they might side with a demand the Israeli government believes is at the core of the decades-old conflict.
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Is not the whole world expected to recognize many arab States as Muslim?
Israel should have no worries, Obama said he has their back.
OK, well, would it be a mistake if God called for a Jewish state?
Unbelievable is it not?
God help us, and I mean this, if we abandon Israel.
Lurch needs to borrow Obama’s teleprompter.
This is going to anger some major donors on the left.
Not all, just some. Enough to matter in 6 months.
How would we feel, if let’s say Putin said that we do not recognize Alaska as a US state? That it’s Russian.
“Peace in our time!” Shouted Secretary of State John Kerry, who was the recipient of several Purple Hearts in Viet Nam. “I finally got the Palestinians on board! This is historic! The only thing they wanted was this one clause I inserted here, that Israelis are not to be seen as human beings! It’s a miracle!”
It was a mistake to make Kerry Secretary of State. Big mistake.
Seemed to pretty much end aggression from Egypt.
I say continue insisting.
What utter bull sheet! He Can’t be that dumb. Impossible. This is just more of the Obama effort to “delegitimize” Israel ( a nation far more legitimate than most on planet earth) and undermine it as much as possible so his islamoNazi pals can kill it off We can give thanks that Kerry has revealed himself as the islamonazis. Little dumb errand boy. What a pathetic way to go down. In history, Johnnie. You’ve not only embarrassed America, you’ve made yourself into a real joke. . .
How does that compare to my comment?
Because God did establish a Jewish stat, right where it is, Longer ago than Arabs have been called Palestinians.
Sure. Why not give them Northern California too?
The people of Mass prove time after time their lack of an IQ by who them keep electing into office. Then the government promotes them to this level of stupidity.
In explaining the comment, Kerry stated that the current adminstration’s position on Israel is best expressed by the phrase “Juden Raus!”, which he explained meant that “all parties should discuss their differences on a good faith basis and resolve them through mutual give and take that results in a satisfactory compromise for all involved”. After that is done, the next step is called “Vernichtungslager”, which Kerry said the President will explain when that phase is reached.
We think alike (my post 8).
Kerry should have been handed the Secretary of White House Laundry post because he’s best at folding.
Lurch was functioning above his paygrade as a senator. As SOS he is totally clueless although his boss is no better. The dumb leading the dumber.
Me: It’s a mistake to think Kerry has a fully functioning brain.
Which was sort of his point ...
Kerry is a schlemiel and a putz, and knows bupkis. Carry on, Israel.