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Kerry backs off Israel Ďapartheidí remark (not really)
Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2014 3:25 AM EDT | Matthew Lee

Posted on 04/29/2014 12:34:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Secretary of State John Kerry says he chose the wrong word in describing Israel’s potential future after coming under withering criticism for saying the Jewish state could become an “apartheid state” if it doesn't reach a peace deal with the Palestinians.

In a statement released by the State Department Monday, Kerry lashed out against “partisan political” attacks against him, but acknowledged his comments last week to a closed international forum could have been misinterpreted. While he pointedly did not apologize for the remarks, he stressed he was, and is, a strong supporter of Israel, which he called a “vibrant democracy.”

He said his remarks were only an expression of his firm belief that a two-state resolution is the only viable way to end the long-running conflict. And, he stressed, he does not believe Israel is, or is definitely track to become, an “apartheid state.”

“I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes, so I want to be crystal clear about what I believe and what I don’t believe,” Kerry said after U.S. lawmakers and pro-Israel groups criticized him, with some demanding his resignation or at least an apology. …

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: apartheid; israel; jimmycarter; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; rop
Yeah right. You already said what you really believe and you are angry about having to backtrack. So if Israel is a “vibrant democracy”, then “Palestine” is . . . what?
1 posted on 04/29/2014 12:34:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California was also critical of Kerry’s comment, saying on Twitter, “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and any linkage between Israel and apartheid is nonsensical and ridiculous.” …
That musta stung the “Vietnam Veteran”.
2 posted on 04/29/2014 12:36:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The only question I want to hear him answer starts:

Mister Secretary-

As a confessed war criminal, . . .


3 posted on 04/29/2014 12:41:17 AM PDT by will of the people
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To: will of the people

He’d call that a “misimpression” (sic).


4 posted on 04/29/2014 12:47:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Too little, too late, John.

You pleased your Saudi masters at State.

And that’s what it’s all about.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 12:56:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

He’s been very careful about no photos of him bowing getting out.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 1:05:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: F15Eagle
This is consistent with US State Dept., the White House official policy.

It is the opinion of frustrated, unrealistic policy makers who have bought into the PLO narrative.

This is what they really think so how can the mediate between the two sides?

Kerry is simply verbalizing what President Obama always felt about Israel and the Arabs in the first place.

Jews - GUILTY Arabs - kissy, kissy

7 posted on 04/29/2014 1:13:09 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Olog-hai

The old “if anyone was offended” crap sandwich non-apology apology, with a blame shift to “partisan politics” from a PATHETIC POS! Even Barbara Boxer recognized it as a totally stupid statement.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 2:12:43 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, you have to cut him some slack. He was wounded pretty badly whilst winning all those Purple Hearts.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 2:30:07 AM PDT by GeneralisimoFranciscoFranco (I love liberals. They taste like chicken.)
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To: Olog-hai

John Effin could care less about “backtracking” None of the lying f_______ in DC worry about that. They all know they got the original message out that will stick in peoples minds

Israels enemies get the message that John Effin is on their side. Plus they love the code-speak he used “Apartheid”
Which does not account for the 1 million Arabs who live peacefully within Israel’s borders
Population is 6 million Jews
1 million Arabs who are (my guess) 95% Muslim and they do not live under apartheid. They mostly live in their own communities because people prefer living w their own kind (obviously) But they are not barred from traveling within Israel. You mostly don’t hear from them because life is pretty good for them under Da Joooz and better than living under Syrian chaos. Or Palestinians chaos-poverty in Gaza or the West Bank.
And they do have reps in the Israeli parlimant


10 posted on 04/29/2014 2:37:21 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Olog-hai

First time I agreed with Sen Babs Boxer in years. Michael Savage calls her the carpetbagger because she is from Brooklyn.
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Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Boxer graduated from Brooklyn College. Wikipedia
Born: November 11, 1940 (age 73), Brooklyn, NY
Height: 4’ 11” (1.49 m)
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Talk about a Napoleon complex!!!!!!! She’s practically a midget. How the heck does a miniaturized Jewish woman(?) from Brooklyn get to hold power as California Senator for the last 20 years? I am amazed! What is in the water out there???


11 posted on 04/29/2014 2:46:45 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
Here is Brooklyn midget Babs Boxer along with John effin getting along swimmingly in a steal via vote via fraud campaign

File:Count Every Vote.jpg

Look at the castrati standing behind Babs and the power mad Hillary

12 posted on 04/29/2014 2:57:48 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Olog-hai
That musta stung the “Vietnam Veteran”.

He served in Vietnam ?? Who knew?

13 posted on 04/29/2014 3:00:42 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

Yes, but he did not say whom he served. (Not that we don’t know.)


14 posted on 04/29/2014 3:02:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He either believes in Israel’s right to exist - or he doesn’t. He either believes Israel has created this century’s apartheid state for Muslims - or he doesn’t.

He can’t choose one from column A and one from column B and have a 4-course meal.

I’m guessing that, given the last 5 years of Obama’s diapering by the media, he’d get the same kid-glove treatment by the ‘media’ ergo the rest of the world. Having to explain believing 4 opposing views is just too hard, I guess.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 3:07:39 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Olog-hai

Actions speak lauder than words...

Obama is enabling another Holocaust

Kerry just follow the anti-Semitic policies of president Barack Hussein Obama.

American Jews share on the blame; most of them voted for Obama and always vote for Democrats as zombies in spite that FDR closed the doors of United States to the Jews who tried to flee from Nazi occupied Europe during the Holocaust. Remember the SS Saint Louis!!!

Are the American Jews going to abandon Israel as they abandoned their brothers during the Holocaust?

That is the way the Devil pays those who serve him well.

Why American Jews Vote So Liberal & Why They Shouldn’t “
israelmuse ^ | September 4, 2010

By Dr. Norman Berdichevsky:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/print-friendly/27296
Jewish Liberalism is an inherited disease, it is not incurable

Time and time again, I read in websites and blogs around the internet the question and puzzling paradox posed by Gentiles who strongly support Israel, how can it be that so many Jews continue to blindly vote for ultra-liberal causes that are inherently ultra-critical of Israel and even subliminally of Jews.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 4:07:56 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Olog-hai
While he pointedly did not apologize for the remarks, he stressed he was, and is, a strong supporter of Israel, which he called a “vibrant democracy.”

But did he say, "Some of my best friends are Israels."

Also, did he say, "IDF guys cut the ears off of Palestinians if the manner of Genghis Khan?"

17 posted on 04/29/2014 4:09:34 AM PDT by stevem
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18 posted on 04/29/2014 4:43:29 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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To: Vinnie

He’s even got a lot of self-taken 16mm film of himself ready for combat.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 4:52:50 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai
"Second, I have been around long enough to also know the power of words to create a misimpression, even when unintentional, and if I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word to describe my firm belief that the only way in the long term to have a Jewish state and two nations and two peoples living side by side in peace and security is through a two-state solution," Kerry said

I've got a simpler solution. Shut your fly trap and go back to your Ketchup Queen. You're a failure at everything you've done.

20 posted on 04/29/2014 4:54:35 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: McGruff

Most likely he’s a failure at that too.

If breathing weren’t involuntary, he would fail at that as well, right?


21 posted on 04/29/2014 4:56:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Pathetic idiot.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 5:02:13 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Dqban22

The other night we had dinner with a Jewish couple. She’s actually a convert from Catholicism and is a more devout Jew than her husband. She has traveled to Israel many times and appears to have a true love of the Israelis and Israel. She has no use for Natanyahu and is a big Obama supporter...go figure.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 5:57:54 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Mr flip-flop at it again. He was for it before he was against it blah blah...


24 posted on 04/29/2014 6:23:48 AM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: freebird5850

If I never hear his BS again it’ll be too soon.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 6:43:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Apartheid” is NOT a word that simply slips off of your lips!!

It is a very conscious choice intended to defame.

Kerry is in no position to pretend he has EVER been a defender of Israel. His ONLY “commitment” has been to undermine Israel, and NEVER to support Israel.

Check his voting record and his speeches.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 7:11:31 AM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: surrey

God does not give everyone the capacity for rational behavior. Regardless of one’s particular race, creed, or ethnic group, there does not exist a single group that has the exclusive monopoly for such an invaluable talent. This lady should keep enjoying Israel while it lasts, for if Israel depends on Obama, then she will not be able to enjoy it for much longer.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 12:55:21 PM PDT by Dqban22
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