Kerry Blames Israel on Schedule

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Kerry’s announcement of Israeli-Jewish blame for Arab intransigence in the so-called “peace process” is right on schedule.  Months ago I made the following predictions and hard-posted them on the upper-right side of Israel Thrives under the name Non-Peace Process:

1) The US and the EU demand negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

2) The parties agree to talk and then the PA, the US, and the EU demand various concessions from Israel for the great privilege of sitting down with the PA’s foremost undertaker.

3) Israel fails to meet all the concessions, thus causing the PA to flee negotiations, which they never had any intention of concluding to begin with.

4) The PA and the EU and the Obama administration place the blame for failure at Jewish feet.

5) The EU and various European countries announce additional sanctions, thereby essentially joining the anti-Semitic anti-Zionist BDS movement.

6) Arabs seek to murder Jews.

We are now in stage four of the process, which if it unfolds as predicted, will lead to significant violence against Israeli Jews by Israeli and local Arabs.  This violence will be encouraged by the larger Arab world and their allies on the western-left.  As with the first and second terror wars (intifada) against the Jews of the Middle East, the progressive-left will largely blame the victims of that violence for the violence against them.  Furthermore, they will consider any measures taken to prevent or end that violence as a form of “Zionist aggression.”

As noted by public intellectual, Paul Berman, in The Flight of the Intellectuals (2010), it was during the height of the Second Terror War, in the early part of the last decade, that we saw a sadistic ratcheting up of leftist screechings against the Jews of the Middle East.  In other words, it was at the moment that Jews were enduring serious violence against us that western “liberals” chose to affirm their moral narcissism, and righteous superiority, by blaming us for that violence.

Yitzhak Benhorin of Y-Net reports:

Speaking in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Kerry said: “The prisoners were not released by Israel on the day they were supposed to be released and then another day passed and another day – and then 700 units were approved in Jerusalem and then poof…”

Under the terms of renewed talks, Israel had promised to release 104 long-held Palestinian prisoners in four groups, while the Palestinians said they would suspend a campaign to sign up the “state of Palestine” for various UN agencies.

But as the talks stalled last month, Israel failed to release the fourth group of prisoners on time, and the Palestinians then signed letters of accession for 15 international conventions.

What we are witnessing are the relatively early stages of the Obama administration’s process of blaming Israel for the failure of negotiations.  It was obvious, given the history of the regional Arabs, and the inherent anti-Jewish racism embedded within Islam, that they would never agree to Jewish autonomy on historically Jewish land.

So, now, as predicted, Kerry is blaming the failure of talks primarily on Israeli Jews.  He does so because his boss does so for ideological reasons and they are both now sending an inevitable message to the Europeans – if not explicitly, then implicitly – to get on with BDS.

What we can expect to see in the coming months is an increase in anti-Israel / anti-Jewish rhetoric, activity, and violence throughout much of the world, particularly the Middle East and Europe.



Michael Lumish is the editor of Israel Thrives.

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  1. Right from the outset I predicted, kinda confirm, that the entire exercise of legitimising a Palestinian entity qualified to talk “peace” was bound to failure.

    The whole joke was meant to force Israel into series of complex concessions, in fact drastic changes of Israel’s very existential principles so that visceral antisemites would succeed, i.e the ENTIRE current Palestinian lot.

    That violence shall ensue is most improbable. Happy to kill Palestinians will be kept at bay by their political surrogate family, the current US Admin. and some of the EU terrified/terrorised idiots in Brussels.

    The threats of a pathetic PA wanting to join whatever international bodies is as material as the entire Palestinian farcical legitimacy. Yes, expressions of frustrations shall be heard, all kinds of BDS will mushroom out of the existing pot, but, sure and soon enough the Western world now faintly inclined to continue the absurdity of supporting a non-entity, shall get sick and tired of the entire farce.
    Israel is not being simply stubbornly prejudiced against having a Palestinian state next door.

    Right from the beginning of the Zionist revival we all knew that OUR country, our ancestral land has been and continued to be in the midst of the most difficult people to reason with.

    Yet another Arab state, whatever they call themselves, cannot possibly make any difference.

    The only difference is made by our determination to state clearly, forcefully and rationally that we are entitled to our Jewish land, Jewish State, Jewish existential philosophy, ethics, universally recognised principles of decent, humane existence.

    • Otto, thank you for this interesting and thoughtful comment.

      Let me buzz in tomorrow, OK?

    • Otto,

      I very much hope that you are correct when you claim that significant violence is improbable.

      I pray to G-d that my final prediction of the six turns out to be false. The first four have not, however, and I have no faith in the current American administration viz-a-viz Israel and even less in the EU, for obvious reasons.

      I think that we make a mistake, however, when we underplay the significance of the “Palestinian” project to the health and well-being of the Jews of the Middle East. The PA may be pathetic, but that does not prevent it from spreading ideological poison against the Jewish people, just as the Nazis did. And, as in the early-middle part of the twentieth-century, there are any number of people – including any number of Jews – willing to believe the worst about us.

      I have to say, ultimately, sadly, I have given up on the so-called “two-state solution.”

      I simply do not see it happening because the history of the conflict clearly demonstrates that this is not what the Arabs want. Neither the local Arabs, nor the larger Arab-Muslim world wants to see a thriving Palestinian-Arab state next door to the Jewish State of Israel.

      But, we’ve known this for a long time now, haven’t we?

      Once I fully grasped that Mahmoud Abbas and his people had no intention of ever coming to any actual peace agreement with the hated Jews, I then backed the idea of unilateral disengagement, while fully understanding that Sharon’s unilateral disengagement of Gaza resulted in rocket fire. The problem is that if the local Arabs refuse to make meaningful compromises for the best benefit of their own people this leaves Israel in the situation in which it must act unilaterally.

      Y’know, I haven’t read Caroline’s new book, yet, but I am curious about her argument for the single state. If she is correct about the demographics, and so long as Israel provides a reasonable pathway to citizenship among the Arabs of Judea and Samaria, then perhaps that is the way to go.

      You write:

      “The only difference is made by our determination to state clearly, forcefully and rationally that we are entitled to our Jewish land, Jewish State, Jewish existential philosophy, ethics, universally recognized principles of decent, humane existence.”

      I am incapable of saying it better.

  2. Fred Weisinger

    Poor Kerry, the Jews do not want to be lead to the slaughter by him. Can Kerry name one substantial concession from the Philistines. Kerry is incompetent and devoid of background information on the Philistines. Demand upon demand from the devious Philistine camp anything in return. NO. Yes, less then nothing + blackmail. UN , EU are now Arab top heavy so they want to continue Hitler’s anti Israel ( Jewish ) Nuerenberg Law of BDS.

  3. Dear Michael

    The Palestinian dynamics of strategies, the various ways the approach the world in their quest for “universal” support, has offered us perhaps the most complex exercise of “history in the making”.

    One of the sides of their various tactics has been of late the creation of the image of a “nation’ that has come of age, one that has entered to world of civilised behaviour, a people who qualify to be accepted in all high places, all clubs and associations.

    The “old” image of terrorists blowing up cradles of culture, terrorising with murderous assaults Olympic games, holding at ransom the peaceful lives of entire countries has changed into the manipulation of public opinion and a host of institutions which would be the foundation of Western societies. If well established universities in the West have fallen prey to their propaganda, then, the “new” profile of a people who deserve the finest consideration for help and understanding needs to be consistent with the places they have aimed – and succeeded – at being a part of their “struggle”.

    All incidents of violence against the State Of Israel from Palestinian sources as such, have resulted in defeat. Israel has always answered with immediate and implacable force to all provocations. Therefore, the new strategy that – one would think – would render them successful, is by forcing Israel to retreat, give in, accept terms which would deliver to the Palestinians their dreams. Since no Western empathy cum support would EVER turn into violent attacks, the new type of struggle is BOUND to last an indefinite period.

    THIS indefinite shall ensure the – relative – permanence of a Palestinian political leadership perennially engaged, by virtue of necessity , in a situation of conflict. Thus, the political/administrative/ideological Palestinian class we have been saddled with for so long shall remain in place unchallenged by any other Palestinian political/admin./ideological alternative. A properly pacified Palestinian lot will be expected to rely in the main on its own devices, losing, thus the bottomless pot of international gold handouts, the very engine of a parasitical thriving society. The permanent victims shall be the protected charges of a world increasingly incapable to find any degree of assertiveness in face of uncompromising brutes.

    Obama and Kerry’s song and dance of late, their entire political pantomime is but the expression of the pathetic inability of a system based, actually, on expansion of power, to cope with the “fine virus” of a peace usurper wormed into the unvaccinated body of an incompetent Administration.

    The “new” Palestinian identity will not resort to violence against Israel, and even less against their previous Western targets ( chosen at will not so long ago ), simply because they want to project the image of a Palestinian entity superior, above the painted image of an Israel “fascist”, “apartheid ruled” , cruel and violent itself, unworthy of respect and support.

    …will continue

  4. After the whole megilla I thought I should add a few more comments.

    The new palestinian approach is one of serious and calculated deceit ( all deceit is calculated, but this one has a far more complex structure ).
    The “new” palestinian identity is supposed to be one of “model international citizen” one which behaves as seen at the genuine ones. The reverse side of this counterfeit coin refers to an Israel defined strictly by horrible, unacceptable, repulsive etc. features.
    “Model citizen” palestinians have the audacity to place themselves ABOVE the ethically ‘inferior’, “despicable” Israel !!!!
    The very same criminals, purveyors of terror, promoters of hate and destruction proffer an image of themselves nit just as “victims” of some latter day political monsters akin to the most despicable historical phenomena ( I wont indulge in naming them ).
    This reversal of perception is one reason why I believe that the current palestinian leadership ( I am excluding Hamas from the tenets of this argument ) wants to be seen detached from the notion of the use of force. We are now dealing with the silent sufferers , once again, the victims of Israeli brutality etc.

    And quite a few less balanced individuals fall for it. They do believe in the victimisation by Israel of an entire people who struggle for their own freedom, identity and all that emotional paraphernalia capable of seducing the ideological enthusiast, one devoid of a clear and well informed reality.