|Let's say goodbye and good riddance to Kerry.|
Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday afternoon that it is a "mistake" for people to raise the issue of whether Palestinians would agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The Israeli government has insisted that Palestinians do so as part of an agreement, while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the nations of the Arab League have all rejected Israel's demand.If our Arab enemies can't change their mindset/policy/culture and accept/recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish Israel in the Middle East, then they are not in a way ready and capable of making peace with us.
"I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider," Kerry said, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama administration. He pointed out that U.N. Resolution 181, which divided Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state, referred to "Jewish state" several times, and that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had also explicitly recognized Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
Last week, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper that while the U.S. considered Israel a Jewish state, it was not necessary for the Palestinians to do so. Both President Barack Obama and Secretary Kerry have made repeated references to Israel as a Jewish state recently, raising hopes that they might side with a demand the Israeli government believes is at the core of the decades-old conflict.
Kerry does not know or care what true peace for Israel really means, and neither does U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama. They have nothing to lose when proven wrong. They will soon retire from active political life and live comfortably on their government pensions plus lucrative speakers fees and other income ordinary people can only dream of. Their mistakes will be blamed on others.
We in Israel can't afford to suffer the effects of American mistakes and must disengage from all of their "help." When the local Arabs really want peace, whether in one generation or a dozen, we'll be around G-d willing to ratify it.
Remember that in Megillat (the Scroll of) Esther, the Jewish People are only saved when we ourselves take up arms to fight the enemy. There is no other way.