Kerry says…..

This sounds like  the old child’s game “Simon  says” but it’s “Kerry says”.

That guy is delusional.

Where is his head?

No don’t answer that, it’s a hypothetical question anyhow.

In my News Feed this morning I read the headline:

Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian peace is not a pipe dream

If only that were true and you would think by now he had woken up to that fact.

Does he not follow the news?

Does he not read or see on TV the dreadful murders committed by the people, upon the people he hopes will make peace.?

Is he blind?

The Jerusalem Post reported that John Kerry said Sunday in Washington

“The two-state solution is the only path to peace”

This was less than 24 hours after Economy Minister Naftali Bennett dismissed it as unrealistic.

Without referring directly to Bennett, Kerry said that he was well aware that for many people in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza,

“the idea of real peace sounds dubious at best, and impossible to many.”

But, he added, he could not stress enough

“how strongly the United States flat out rejects the notion that peace is a pipe dream.

In fact, the need for a two-state solution is stronger now than it was a year ago.”

Kerry said that the entire international community is feeling the “gridlock” in the diplomatic process.

With an election planned in Israel, Kerry said

“we don’t expect negotiations to resume tomorrow.”

But, he added,

“achieving a negotiated two-state solution will remain high on the agenda of this administration.”

The Times of Israel reports that:

Moderate Arab leaders want peace with Israel

Moderate leaders in Arab states across the Middle East have expressed a willingness to promote peace with Israel and to stand up against extremist factions in the region, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, adding that Arab countries were eager to cooperate with Israel on a wide array of economic and agricultural issues.

Kerry also said progress had been made in peace talks last year between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but lamented that conditions were not yet ripe for new peace negotiations, particularly due to heightened tensions between Israel and the Palestinians that have led to an unprecedented amount of frustration.

Kerry said Arab leaders had told him they were ready to make peace with Israel and to join together to fight terror.

This I would love to see, what is he talking about. I always thought he was delusional, now I know he is.

“We’re seeing potential emergence of a new regional alignment uniting countries with little in common but shared aversion to extremism,”

he told the Brookings Institution’s 11th annual Saban Forum in Washington.

Kerry also noted that common cause against extremists was already “making steady measurable progress” against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

That comment in  itself is a joke considering that Prime Minister Netanyahu slammed Palestinian incitement and said Ramallah had ended peace talks, but Kerry said that the achievement of a two-state solution for the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict was essential in order to advance stability in the region, and would ultimately ensure that Israel remain both Jewish and democratic.

“The US flat out rejects the notion that Israeli-Palestinian peace is a pipe dream.”

“We know Israel has to be strong to make peace, we also know that peace will make Israel stronger.”

“The two-state solution is the only chance to keep Israel secure, Jewish and democratic; there is no one-state alternative,”

he continued, adding that the status quo between Israel and the Palestinians was “not sustainable” and that

“The settlements are undermining prospects for peace and isolating Israel in the international community.”

Here we go again ..The settlements, the settlements and the settlements.

Where were the settlements in 1948?

Where were the settlements in 1967 when Israel offered to relinquish the land it had acquired in exchange for peace with its neighbours.

When the Arab world’s response issued at a summit in Khartoum, was not one no, but three:

“No peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel.’’?

Where were the settlements in 2000 when Camp David offered Arabs a sovereign state with shared control of Jerusalem and billions of dollars in compensation for Palestinian refugees?

Where were the settlements when Yasser Arafat refused the offer, and returned to launch the deadly terror war known as the Second Intifada.?

Where were the settlements in 2008 when Ehud Olmert offered Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas a peace agreement that would have guaranteed a Palestinian state in virtually all the West Bank, Gaza, and part of Jerusalem. Once again, the Palestinians turned down the offer?

Clearly Kerry ignored or misunderstood what Prime Minister Netanyahu said in a pre-recorded video played at the annual Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington DC  last weekend .

The Prime Minister said that the Palestinian leadership is not ready to confront extremism in the way that is necessary for a peace deal with Israel to be secured, and criticised Palestinian incitement against Jews and Israel as making “your hair stand on end.”

He went on to say:

“Unfortunately, the Palestinian leadership is simply not prepared, and I hope this changes, but it’s not yet prepared to truly confront violence and fanaticism within Palestinian society, within their own ranks,”

He added,

“Regrettably, the Palestinian leadership not only refuses to confront that extremism, at times, it even fuels it. It engages in incitement day in and day out. Just look at their webpages. Look at their websites – it’ll make your hair stand on end. And I think it’s important to confront this. I don’t think sticking our head in the sand promotes real peace and I don’t believe that false hopes promote real peace. I think they just push peace further away.”

Outlining his requirements for a peace deal to come to fruition the PM said,

“Real peace will only come with leadership that demands from the Palestinians to accept the three pillars of peace: one, genuine mutual recognition; two, an end to all claims, including the right of return; and three, a long-term Israeli security presence. Now, I will never give up on this triangle of true peace.

“Israel seeks peace. I seek peace, but for peace we need a Palestinian partner willing to stand up to Palestinian extremists – as other Arab governments are now doing throughout the region. I hope that we will find such a partner – a partner who will recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, who will take our security concerns seriously, who will end all claims…”

Addressing the most recent failed round of peace talks, spearheaded by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Netanayhu said they ended because “the Palestinians wanted them to end.”

“The talks ended because President Abbas unfortunately chose a pact with Hamas over peace with Israel,”

he added.

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“For nine months we negotiated with the Palestinians, but they consistently refused to engage us on our legitimate security concerns, just as they refused to discuss recognizing Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, while at the same time insisting that Israel recognize a nation-state of the Palestinian people.”

 

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Does Kerry think when Abbas said the following that it sounded like a man who was ready to make peace.?

He wants ‘Palestine to be Jew-free’. As he put it..

“If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won’t agree to the presence of one Israeli in it. When a Palestinian state is established, it would have no Israeli presence”

With incitement like this does Kerry think this is conducive to peace,

“All that Israel wants is to Judaize the Holy City, take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, destroy it and build the alleged Temple.

“The campaign being waged in Jerusalem today – I think it is the final chapter. The final chapter after which our banners will be raised, with the aid of the one, exalted and omnipotent Allah, over the towers of the muezzin (person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) of Jerusalem, the churches of Jerusalem, the domes of Jerusalem, and its hills, mountains, alleys and houses.”  

[Official PA TV, Nov. 7, 2014]

Since the Palestinian Authority was established it has systematically indoctrinated young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah’s will.

Palestinian Media Watch

This Hamas TV cartoon video depicts demonic Jews digging under the mosque in an attempt to topple it.

Page after page on Palestinian Media Watch highlights the hatred from the Palestinians and yet Kerry insists they want peace. Please read this.

Here’s a link of vile cartoons going back to 1979 produced by the PA

http://www.palwatch.org/site/modules/cartoons/cartoons.aspx

 The Times of Israel reported that President Mahmoud Abbas  said that six million Palestinian refugees, himself included, were waiting to “return” to Israel and that they “need to find creative solutions because they cannot close the door to those who wish to return.”

A spokesman for Benjamin Netanyahu accused Abbas of promoting “impossible fantasies” and taking “maximalist positions.” Israel has a population of just over 8 million, more than a fifth of whom are Arabs. Israeli governments have consistently rejected Palestinian demands for a “right of return” for millions of descendants of former Arab residents of what is today Israel, saying that the demand amounts to a bid to destroy Israel by demographic means and that a Palestinian state would have to absorb them in the same way that Israel absorbed Jewish refugees who were forced to leave countries across the Middle East and North Africa when Israel was founded.

The Prime Minister’s spokesman Mark Regev told The Times of Israel

“It’s high time the Palestinian leadership abandon these sort of maximalist positions which make reaching a peace agreement more difficult.”

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that last year’s peace talks with the Palestinian Authority failed not because of Israeli settlement expansion, but because the Palestinians are simply not ready for peace yet.
In a prerecorded video at the Brookings Institution’s 11th annual Saban Forum in Washington via , Netanyahu said continued incitement proved Ramallah was not prepared to make peace with Israel, and laid out Israel’s three main demands of the Palestinians. He said

“The talks ended because the Palestinians wanted them to end.”

He said that negotiations had broken down because Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas entered a unity government with the Hamas terror group and because the Palestinians rejected the security arrangements Israel demanded.

“Unfortunately, the Palestinian leadership is simply not prepared, and I hope this changes, but it’s not yet prepared to truly confront violence and fanaticism within Palestinian society, within their own ranks.”

“For nine months we negotiated with the Palestinians, but they consistently refused to engage us on our legitimate security concerns, just as they refused to discuss recognizing Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, while at the same time insisting that Israel recognize a nation-state of the Palestinian people.”

The prime minister accused the PA leadership of fueling violence against Israel.

“It engages in incitement day in and day out,” he said. “I think it’s important to confront this. I don’t think sticking our head in the sand promotes real peace and I don’t believe that false hopes promote real peace. I think they just push peace further away.”

He said that real peace will only come once the Palestinians accept “the three pillars of peace.”

  • Recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people;
  • An end to all claims, including the right of return;
  • A long-term Israeli security presence in the West Bank.

“I will never give up on this triangle of true peace.”

A week ago . reported that

Credit: World Economic Forum.

Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Akhbar el-Yom  that he would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state because he believes it would undermine the national interests of Israeli Arabs and prevent Palestinian refugees from returning to their homes. 

“We cannot recognize a Jewish state. … We cannot close the door to those who wish to return.”

Abbas said that if the U.N. Security Council rejects the Palestinian proposal for a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal to 1949 armistice lines, he may end Palestinian security cooperation with Israel or even step down and transfer responsibility for PA-controlled territory to Israel.

Today the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership said it will end all security cooperation with Israel in response to the death of a PA official on Wednesday, despite evidence that the official died of a heart attack and that the Palestinians prevented him from being treated by Israel.

So Kerry…What do you say to PEACE now.?

Maybe you should watch this. PEACE???

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