UPDATE: Tuesday April 8, 2014. Apparently our erstwhile Secretary of State has decided to blame Israel alone for the failure of his peace process. “Poof,” he obnoxiously told the Congress, went his peace process because Israel refused to release more murderers of their children after the Palestinians reneged on the peace process agreements. Now comes word that the Obama administration is actually orchestrating this latest anti-Israel hate fest. It was all part and parcel of the plan to always blame Israel no matter what Israel agreed to. If you don’t think so, read Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with Obama just before Kerry’s latest trip to the Middle East. Obama has always had contempt for the Jewish State. The difference is that his administration is no longer hiding their true feelings.
Meanwhile Kerry has decided to side with Abbas in telling Israel that it is not necessary for the Palestinians to accept Israel as a Jewish State. Ignoring that this is the crux of the issue. He also didn’t seem upset when Abbas said that he would never sign any agreement to end the conflict with Israel, even as part of a peace deal. Kerry and Obama also do not condemn the overwhelming antisemitism coming out of the PA and in fact Obama just called Abbas a man of peace who always condemns violence. I suppose in the new lexicon of the Left when you name squares for the terrorists who murdered children and give stipends to terrorists who murder defenseless Jewish civilians it is considered an avenue for peace. What is it on the part of Obama and Kerry that elicits such ignorant understanding of reality? Antisemitism is not enough for some as an answer. I think it speaks volumes.
An interesting observation: There was an outcry concerning the targeting of the Jewish institutions in Kansas this past week by a former KKK grand dragon and neo-Nazis.. As rightly there should be. On the other hand, on the first evening of Passover, a Jewish family was attacked just outside of Hebron on their way to Seder, by Islamist terrorists. The father was killed. No outcry by the world. No outrage by the world.Not a word of condemnation by anyone. It seems if you go against the accepted international perceptions of how a Jew is to behave you deserve to be killed. As Bret Stephens asked when the Fogel family was butchered in their beds, Are Israeli Settlers Human?
Or is it something even more insidious like what we just witnessed at Brandeis with Ayaan Hirsi Ali? Capitulation. Spinelessness. Cowardice. A traitorous betrayal of human freedom. Has the world come to the conclusion that if Islamists target you, it is your own fault. You broke the cardinal rule of not being a good dhimmi and doing as you are told by the Islamists worldwide. Only when you cower in appropriate fear and awe will those who pervert their humanity ignore you. You cower in fear and angst hoping that the Islamist threat passes over your doorstep just as the Angel of death passed over the Israelites on its way to smite the Egyptian firstborn. You tremble in fear and awe hoping that the crocodile will eat you last. Those of you who do not condemn the murder of innocents, whether in Hebron, Tel Aviv, Paris, Afghanistan, Iran or Kansas, wallow in the muck of human depravity and are no better than the murderers themselves. The deafening silence denigrates all those who have and are still sacrificing for freedom. For shame.
— RealJerusalemStreets (@RealJStreets) April 15, 2014
Kerry made a big deal out of telling the world that settlements and the 1967 armistice lines (what he likes to incorrectly call borders) was not to be part of any blackmail scheme put forth by Abbas. Yet, the one requirement he insisted on allowing the Palestinians to push on Israel for the right to sit at a negotiating table with PA representatives, was the release of pre-Oslo murderers. Elder of Ziyon has the chart listing the crimes of the first 26 to be released Tuesday. HERE
Meanwhile, there is something terribly wrong when the Secretary of State of the United States stands before a Jewish-American audience and tells them that they need to push Israel to make peace. How insulting. How demeaning. How revolting.
Kerry never stands in front of an Arab-American audience and tells them to push for peace. Does he tell them to condemn the murders of Israeli civilians? Does he tell Arab-Americans to condemn terrorism against Israel? Does he tell them that they are in danger of creating a Palestinian society of evil when they glorify mass murder, antisemitism, Holocaust-Temple denial and deny Jewish historical rights? No. Never.
Israel has been asking for peace since before she was reborn. The problem is that she will also not seek a peace that will lead to her own destruction and that is something the progressive-left cannot abide. Kerry decries before his court Jews, that Israel’s standing in the world will devolve, invokes the Holocaust and the lie of the demographic bomb. He talks about his upbringing and alludes to the fact that his brother is a convert to Judaism…ipso facto Kerry can’t then be an antisemite.
He tells these Jewish-Americans, that they, not the Israelis, are the ones who will bring peace to the Middle East…These Jewish-Americans are the ones who hold the future of the Jews of Israel in their hands. He seeks their ego and they allow it. No questions. Just egocentrism.
So these self-important Jews are happy to hear when the US Secretary of State tells them that the democratically elected government of the sovereign State of Israel has no idea what is best for their country. They are happy when Kerry tells them that the Jews here in the USA, in your safe suburbs, you must force your Jewish brethren, those that send their children into Israel’s battles, to do as the US requires. It gives them an importance that is unrealistic and they glean onto that bit of fiction. He pushes the willing Jews in America to castigate their Jewish brethren to risk their children’s lives for Obama’s grand plan. Kerry says, you, Jews of America, hold the survival of the Jewish people, and especially of Israel, in your hands.
Kerry charges the Jews in America to tell the Jews of Israel what they should and should not risk. He warns that unless they comply the world will not like the Jews here in the US very much. He impliedly threatens these Americans’ safety, their security and their right to life, liberty and a future. He tells these spineless-frightened Jews, you must preach from your pulpits on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur that Obama knows what is best for the Jews of Israel. Obama must be given his due and your allegiance. He is your hope and the only way to a future for the Jewish people. Kerry tells the Jews of America, trust Obama.
Then par for the course, once again, the US State Department condemns the building of more homes in East Jerusalem and the settlement blocks. Yet at the same time, Foggy Bottom refuses to condemn the Palestinian Authority calling these released murderers/terrorists freedom fighters.
To John Kerry and Barack Obama, Jewish blood means nothing. It is Israel, that Kerry blackmailed and Israel that Obama threatened. It takes a black heart to actually think that releasing mass murderers into a society will bring peace. All it will bring is death. Kerry knows this. He doesn’t care and neither do those that support him.
Note: Apparently the US is upset that one of the freed Palestinian murderers killed an American. I suppose somewhere in the recesses of the bowels at Foggy Bottom they realized that forcing Israel to release the killer of a former-American-Marine may not play well on Main Street. Good for Israel that she did what she wanted. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Kerry is such a two-faced putz.