US secretary of state tells lawmakers in Washington that international law already recognizes Israel as a Jewish state.
Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress on Thursday that international law already declares Israel a Jewish state, and called Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s insistence on a public declaration of Israel’s Jewish character from the Palestinians “a mistake” in the diplomatic process.
“I think its a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the critical decider of their attitude toward the possibility of a state, and peace, and we’ve obviously made that clear,” Kerry told the House Foreign Relations Committee, in a hearing on budget matters.
Yesterday, Kerry told a Senate panel that Israel and the Palestinians had less trust in one another than at any point in over nine months of negotiations.
“‘Jewish state’ was resolved in 1947 in Resolution 181 where there are more than 40– 30 mentions of ‘Jewish state,'” Kerry continued. “In addition, chairman Arafat in 1988 and again in 2004 confirmed that he agreed it would be a Jewish state. And there are any other number of mentions.”
Netanyahu has said that the PLO’s public recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is a “minimal requirement for peace,” and considers the issue fundamental to the conflict: Arab refusal to accept a permanent Jewish presence in the region.
Source: Jerusalem Post
I will advice all who read this, to be careful calling anyone stupid. Very few people are. But a lot of people are double faced, and some are outright evil.
Nevertheless, it is difficult to avoid calling John Kerry stupid. I want to remind the reader about the USA, having neighbors who accept its borders, and that the Federal stat has a right to exist. It would be unthinkable to see a man like Kerry accepting that the people in Toronto, have a birthright to fire 50 rockets or so into the Chicago-area. And still not demeaning that the parliament in Ottawa must enforce the people in Toronto to recognize the USA, before any deals can be done between Washington D.C and the Canadian authorities.
But no so, when the troubled nation is Israel. The Jewish state shall live in some kind of suspended animation, and tolerate what the Americans would not tolerate. Not even for a split second.
Now, you decided if John Kerr is an outright man of evil, double faced, or juts stupid. I have not come to my final conclusion. Not yet.
Written by Ivar