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Kerry forgot to blame himself
Yisrael Hayom ^ | 9/4/14 | Boaz Bismuth

Posted on 04/09/2014 4:28:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

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Despite what Kerry said, which was unpleasant to Israeli ears, his commitment to the success of the diplomatic process and the time he has invested in solving the problem, regardless of the other unresolved conflicts in the world, should to be appreciated. Ukraine can wait.

Kerry's goal of ending the conflict needs to be our goal as well. His problem, however, is how to go about it. From the beginning, he should never have set the bar so high. He should have added this, for the sake of fairness, at the Senate hearing. Perhaps he forgot.

There is no shame in admitting that under such conditions, with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' persistent inflexibility, talking in and of itself is important, and if something eventually comes of it then all the better. Negotiations are always preferable to a renewal of violence.

Kerry's "J'accuse" speech yesterday was far more moderate than French writer Emile Zola's sentiments during the Alfred Dreyfus trial. Kerry knows the triangle he has formed needs to produce a deal. Exacerbating the turbulence will only make it a Bermuda Triangle, where there was a negotiation, and "poof," it was over. Kerry's own personal failure.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelhayom.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gvi; kerry; piecetalks; poof
Saw this earlier today at the newsstand in Hebrew, thought it was pretty good, and was happy to see it in the English-language on-line edition.
1 posted on 04/09/2014 4:28:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

His problem, of course, is that he’s a putz and everybody other than himself and Odumo knows it.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 4:30:24 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: KevinB
Idiot at large
3 posted on 04/09/2014 4:33:17 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: KevinB

That would explain the bad wig. Hard to paint facial features and put believable hair on a six-foot tall uncut putz, keep it erect with Botox.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 4:34:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: ronnie raygun

He is the GVI, Global Village Idiot.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 4:35:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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Call Abbas "inflexible" if you want but the fact is the government of the Pali territories is divided with Hamas and even in the West Bank Abbas doesn't have a very strong base of support. He really has no room to maneuver to give the concessions that are essential to a deal.

Under present conditions, I just don't see that a peace deal is possible. Certainly not with Odumbo and Lurch on the case.

6 posted on 04/09/2014 4:40:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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There is a peace deal. “Abbas, Gaza is your country. Deal with it. We no longer want it. By the way, on May 1, we are turning off the electricity, gas and water to Gaza since you don’t need us so you better make alternate plans for supplying your people.”

Then clear out the West Bank and send everyone who doesn’t want to be Israelis to Gaza. And just so we can be assured that Gaza will be a peaceful country, move the UN there.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 4:44:43 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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8 posted on 04/09/2014 4:46:28 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: colorado tanker

Never mind all that. I am so brilliant, I don’t even need reality, and so is my boss, though not nearly as great as me. So not only is a deal possible, it’s imperative, so that the whole world will sing our praises. Reality will just have to catch up with me.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 4:57:19 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, maybe a deal is possible if he pulls out his magic happy hat.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Eleutheria5

John Kerry’s reputation around the globe went ‘’poof’’ long before the Israeli-Palestinian peace process did. So nothing he says has any significance. Vladimir Putin simply laughs at him. Why can’t the Israelis do the same?


11 posted on 04/09/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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He has a great big country. We have a tiny one. There are over 100 million Russians in the world, and less than 20 million Jews. Somehow, we are always at the center of it all, and dasn’t have so much as a splinter in our eyes, while our antagonists are allowed a whole forest in theirs.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 5:25:00 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It’s always the jug.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 5:36:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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14 posted on 04/10/2014 6:08:56 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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