Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry Excoriated for Israel 'Apartheid' Slur


It's all over the place. Democrats, leftists, Beverly Hills liberals: It's just hate, hate, hate. Nonstop hate.

At the Daily Beast, "Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’."

Also from Erika Johnsen, at Hot Air, "Ted Cruz: John Kerry should resign over that “apartheid” comment."

A bunch of Democrats have even condemned Secretary Lurch.

See especially Jonathan Tobin, at Commentary, "Kerry’s Apartheid Slur Sabotages Peace":

Last Friday while speaking to a closed meeting of the Trilateral Commission, Secretary of State John Kerry raised the ante in his bid to keep his Middle East peace initiative alive. While lamenting the latest collapse of the talks, Kerry cast blame for the outcome on both Israel and the Palestinians but made it clear that the consequences for the former would be far more serious. In the recording of his comments, which was obtained by the Daily Beast, Kerry not only repeated his past warnings that if peace wasn’t reached Israel would be faced with a new round of violence from the Palestinians as well as increased boycott efforts. He went further and said that the alternative to an Israeli acceptance of a two-state solution was that it would become “an apartheid state.”

In doing so, Kerry exploded the notion that he is an evenhanded broker since he is, as he has done previously, effectively rationalizing, if not justifying the next intifada as well as the continued efforts of the BDS—boycott, divest, sanction—movement against Israel. The point here is that if the maintenance of the status quo will make Israel an apartheid state, then it must already be one. Given the odious nature of such a regime, that would not only justify the boycotts but also violence on the part of the Palestinians against Israel...
Keep reading.

But seriously. Democrat Party racism and eliminationism goes right to the top. Mindboggling.

More at the Daily Beast, "Kerry Apologizes for Apartheid Comments."

And at Twitchy, "‘If I could rewind the tape’: John Kerry clarifies ‘apartheid’ remark."