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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Liar Kerry--An Embarrassment To The US

10 Lies Secretary of State Kerry Told During His Big Middle East Peace Speech

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On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech on his proposed plan
 for peace between Israelis and Arabs. His plan: blame the Jews, pretend that
 Palestinian terrorism and incitement isn’t representative of the actual Palestinian
government, and then blather for 69 more minutes. His speech razed facts to the
 ground in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan.
Here were ten of the worst lies and lies-by-omission Kerry purveyed in his ode
 to lying and self-indulgence:
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1. Equating Jewish Settlements and Palestinian Terrorism. Israel has been
 wracked by a wave of stabbings and shootings and rocket attacks from
Palestinian terrorists over the last two years. Kerry spent a few minutes on that,
 but only in order to draw moral equivalence with Jews building additional
bathrooms in East Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. “The truth is that trends on
 the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion, and the seemingly
 endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both
 sides,” Kerry said. This is nonsense. Before there were any Jewish settlements –
when Israel did not control Judea, Samaria, or Gaza – the Palestine Liberation
 Organization called for the “liberation” of Palestine, meaning the complete
 destruction of Israel. The problem isn’t people building homes. It’s Palestinians
 murdering Jews, and refusing to accept that any home built by a Jew ought to
 exist in the Middle East.
2. “If The Choice Is One State, Israel Can Either Be Jewish Or Democratic. 
It Cannot Be Both.” This is patently absurd. There has been one state in the
 area between the Jordan and the Mediterranean for some 50 years. That state
 has been democratic. This lie rests on two absurd contentions: first, that if
Israel were to annex all Judea and Samaria, Jews would be outnumbered by
 Arabs; second, that if Israel were to annex all lands, Israel would have to grant
all Palestinian Arabs full citizenship or face status as an apartheid state. The
 first claim is simply false – Jews outnumber Palestinian Arabs outside of the
 Gaza Strip by a factor of two-to-one, and Jews now have the equivalent birth
 rate of Palestinian Arabs, and will soon have a higher birth rate, as Caroline
 Glick points out, meaning that Jewish majority status will increase, not
decrease. Second, the United States does not offer citizenship to all the
 people living within its borders, or over territories over which it has sovereignty.
Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are governed semi-autonomously,
 but citizens of Puerto Rico cannot vote in presidential elections in the United
States. Israel could easily grant green cards to Palestinian residents while
 also giving them local control of their governance without a national vote.

3. Peace Will Only Be Realized With a Palestinian Terror State. The notion
that peace depends on the establishment of a Palestinian terror state – and
that’s what will be established, given that the unity government of the
 Palestinians now includes Hamas and Islamic Jihad alongside Fatah – is
asinine. Israel has had to blockade Gaza because Hamas controls it, and is
attempting to take military shipments from Iran. Adding another Iran-backed
 terror proxy state to the Middle Eastern map is a great way to encourage a
 two-front war against Israel, given the presence of Hezbollahstan on Israel’s
 northern border.
4. “No American Administration Has Done More For The Security of
 Israel Than Barack Obama’s.” To put it mildly, LOL. LOLOLOLOLOL. Funny
 guy, this Kerry. Here’s a timeline of Obama’s “support” for Israel. That
timeline doesn’t even include the Iran nuclear deal or the current UN resolution
5. Israeli Intransigence Is The Problem. Nope. Not even close. In 2008,
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert offered 94.2 percent of Judea and Samaria
 to the Palestinians, a corridor that would link that territory to the Gaza Strip,
land swaps that would increase Palestinian land holdings, a formula for division
 of Jerusalem. Abbas refused the deal. In 2000, Prime Minister Ehud Barak
offered a similar deal. Yassar Arafat refused it. Palestinians have never
accepted any deal offered by the Israelis. Israelis continue to offer. But the
problem is clearly the mean, nasty Israelis. And by the way, that awful
 Netanyahu fellow offered to freeze settlements early in the Obama
 administration, and the Palestinians responded with violence.
6. Settlements Are Illegal. No, they aren’t. Kerry declared over and over
 that Israelis settling east of the so-called green line are living there illegally.
That’s patent nonsense. He also suggested that no Jews would be
 allowed to live inside a new Palestinian state, because Jews would object –
 ignoring, of course, that Palestinians would quickly murder any Jew
 remaining in a Palestinian state, and Jews have a slight objection to being
murdered. Right now, over a million Arabs live inside Israel. Virtually no Jews
 live in the Muslim world because they were expelled, and quickly absorbed
 into Israel.
7. Equating Palestinian Government With Israeli Government. Perhaps
 the most insane spectacle was Kerry suggesting that the Netanyahu
government is beholden to the “most extreme elements” in Israeli politics,
while pooh-poohing Palestinian government support for terrorism. Kerry
suggested that Hamas was a troublesome rogue group as opposed to an
 integral part of the Palestinian unity government.
8. Israel As Purported Burden To The United States. Kerry spent serious
 time talking about how the United States had subsumed its own interests in
 order to give military aid to Israel. Of course, the Obama administration has
 also given aid to the Palestinian unity terror government, and attempted to
 block weapons shipments in the middle of the Gaza terror war. And even
 the Obama administration says that such aid is good for the United
 States defense industry; a huge percentage of American aid to Israel is
 a subsidy to domestic defense contractors. Israel is America’s only
 democratic ally in the region.
9. The UN Resolution Changed Nothing. Kerry kept stating that the UN
 resolution didn’t do much to change the status quo. That’s false. This UN
 resolution said that all territories outside the 1949 Israel armistice lines –
 the “Auschwitz borders” – are occupied, including Jerusalem and holy
 sites like the Western Wall. It calls for all settlements in those areas
 “flagrant” violations of international law. There’s a reason Kerry pushed
this thing through: of course it changes things.
10. The Obama Administration’s Maneuvers Help Peace. This is the
 opposite of the truth. America’s position for two decades has been that
 it would not cram down a peace deal on the Israelis and Palestinians –
 all issues would have to be resolved through bilateral negotiations. By
 placing the onus for all concessions on Israel and making Israel subject
 to the possibility of blowback from the International Court of Justice,
Obama just allowed Palestinians to abandon any pretense at negotiations
 and stand on their newfound “rights.”
Kerry’s speech was chock full of lies. But here’s the good news: nobody
 will remember it a month from now, just as nobody will remember John
 Kerry’s legacy beyond his slander of American soldiers in Vietnam.