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January 2, 2014 - 6:10 pm
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Secretary of State John Kerry was in Jerusalem today determined to ram through a Mideast peace deal despite recently spurning Israel on the Iran nuclear deal and pressing forward without the cooperation of half of the Palestinian territories.

Kerry and President Obama are both desperate to make the forging of some peace plan a legacy issue, and Kerry quickly jumped into the task after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — who was reportedly critical of Obama’s stance toward Israel — left the post.

Hamas not only dismissed Washington’s fresh push for talks over the summer, but welcomed Kerry by firing at least three rockets from Gaza into Israel over the past five days.

“I know that you’re committed to peace, I know that I’m committed to peace, but unfortunately, given the actions and words of Palestinian leaders, there’s growing doubt in Israel that the Palestinians are committed to peace,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in remarks with Kerry at his side before their meeting.

“A few days ago in Ramallah, President Abbas embraced terrorists as heroes. To glorify the murders of innocent women and men as heroes is an outrage. How can President Abbas says – how can he say that he stands against terrorism when he embraces the perpetrators of terrorism and glorifies them as heroes? He can’t stand against terrorists and stand with the terrorists. And I’m wondering what a young Palestinian would think when he sees the leader of the Palestinian people embrace people who axed innocent men and women – axed their heads or blew them up or riddled them with bullets – what’s a young Palestinian supposed to think about the future? What’s he supposed to think about what he should do vis-a-vis Israelis and vis-a-vis the state of Israel?” he continued, referring to the 26 Palestinian prisoners released by Israel as a good-faith gesture toward restarting negotiations.

“So it’s not surprising that in recent weeks Israel has been subjected to a growing wave of terrorist attacks. President Abbas didn’t see fit to condemn these attacks, even after we learned that at least in one case – I stress, at least in one case – those who served and are serving in the Palestinian security forces took part in them.”

Netanyahu continued to pour a reality check on Kerry’s plans, adding that “in the six months since the start of peace negotiations, the Palestinian Authority continues its unabated incitement against the state of Israel.”

“This Palestinian Government incitement is rampant. You see it in the state-controlled media – the government-controlled media – in the schools, in textbooks, in kindergartens. You see it at every part of Palestinian society. So instead of preparing Palestinians for peace, Palestinian leaders are teaching them to hate Israel. This is not the way to achieve peace. President Abbas must lead his people away from terror and incitement, towards reconciliation and peace,” he said.

“I’m determined above all else to defend my people and my state, and I will never compromise on the security of Israel and its citizens and on the vital interests that protect our future,” Netanyahu vowed.

The Israeli government delayed the announcement of bids for new settlement construction until after Kerry leaves the region; the Obama administration hotly opposes any new settlement construction, and the Palestinians have threatened to take the construction to the International Criminal Court.

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"And I’m wondering what a young Palestinian would think when he sees the leader of the Palestinian people embrace people who axed innocent men and women – axed their heads or blew them up or riddled them with bullets – what’s a young Palestinian supposed to think about the future?"

And I'm wondering, as an American, what motivates a US Secretary of State to pressure the leader of Israel to free these very monsters as the "price" demanded by the Palestinians to get them to engage in "talks" - even praising Israel for freeing them. The Israeli populace is overwhelmingly opposed to the releases, and distressed that the Israeli political system has given them no means to block them.
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It is absurd. Israel is the place chosen by much of mankind, including the hypocrites in Washington, D.C., to show how 'reconciliation can be won.'

Reconciliation between a side that promotes peace among its young, and a side that promotes and glorifies axe murderers. Like a bad parody of Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter, the law-making, law-breaking Obama breaks new ground in the hypocrisy sweepstakes. Like Carter and Clinton, an empty, hollow man with upside-down morals uses Israel to impress the world with his vision, that fallen-down thing that started with Frank Davis, ran through Bill Ayers, and was molded into what should have been a movie farce, a 'B' remake of the Dave movie.

"Mediocre, Marxist-indoctrinated, Islam-absorbed semi-black airhead politician becomes President of the US and wrecks, in five short years, a still-impressive remnant of a once-proud Republic."

True, Netanyahu has a tough task dealing with these people. But it's time to assert Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, instead of kow-towing and then providing himself eloquent cover in the aftermath. He truly should have let Abbas go to the UN and have Israel condemned again and again. What he has done is to create the feeling among Israelis of all kinds and political views that their lives do not count, and that if they should be savagely murdered, years later their killers will be free, feted and receiving huge pensions in Ramallah..
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Peace at every cost.

Kerry/Obama have not one dust mite's worth of concern for Israel. They have thrown their lot in with the Muslim Brotherhood and choose to bolster the power of Russia and China to the detriment of Israel and America.

Iran is a direct beneficiary. Saudi Arabia is a loser. Egypt is a loser.

Next year in Jerusalem,... if there is a Jerusalem...and...if there is a next year.
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Kerry is a "patsy" just like Obama. It's all show and no go. Neither one of them cares about peace except how it makes them look. Good for Netanyahu, he needs to stand up to them.
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This is really rich in irony; the "international criminals" (the Palestinians") are threatening to take Israel to the International Criminal Court. If I were Israeli I'd say "heck yeah, let's go" and let's find out just exactly who the international criminals might be. Would it be the Israeli's who treat wounded Islamic murderers in their hospitals? Or would it be the Palestinians who open up summer camps for their pre-teenage children to teach them how to become good little terrorists.
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Kerry and Obama are desperate to get something done that they can put their names on.
Unfortunately for them the are not able to ram it through the Knesset the way the PPACA was rammed through the U.S. Congress.
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The Israelis need to build a massive tent city (real refugee camp), in the Sinai dessert and drive the palistinians out completely.
There will NEVER be peace - ever! Why bother? The PLO has always stated its position, and goals, and intentions to get their...Kill all the Jews!!
15 weeks ago
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John Kerry boasts that he served as a soldier in Vietnam during the war in Vietnam. See the book "Swift Boat" by those who served with him in Vietnam on the boat "Swift Boat," which shows him to be a liar seeking medals. And look at his testimony before the U.S. Congress lying about supposed American atrocities in Vietnam. That he was the Democratic nominee for President shows how the Democratic Party has fallen since the rules were changed by George McGovern in 1972.
As does the fact that President Barack Hussein Obama, 20 year member of the Chicago church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, anti-white and anti-semitic, and protege of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorne, communist founders of the terrorist organization the Weathermen, and for reasons I have forgotten, not convicted of bombing attacks. Bill Ayers dedicated a book to Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert Kennedy, which caused his son Chris Kennedy, a trustee of Northwestern University, where Ayers was a professor of education, to deny Ayers the title of "professor emeritus." And this is the man who promoted Barack Hussein Obama in his political career.
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A world without leftists and Muslims...to the tune of John Lennon's "Imagine".

The lyrics take on a new meaning.
15 weeks ago
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The strife between the Jew and the Muslim has been going on since Jacob and Esau, since Isaac and Ishmael. And John Kerry and Barack Obama are to bring peace and light in their time? Give me a break! The one is a vapid fool and the other a half-breed Somali whose 'negritude' is a pose and a ploy, seeing that he has nothing in common with our black community, nothing whatsoever.
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Islam is ONLY 1400 YEARS old you MORON
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Should have never been born because for 1400 years it has never ceased its war on mankind.
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".....growing doubt in Israel that the Palestinians are committed to peace,”

GROWING??? they just figured this out now?? how many attacks does it take, how many rockets? bus bombers? bulldozers of pedestrians? baby stabbings? And Kerry/Obummer/Dems towers falling and Pentagon exploded and yet -- same reaction -- make peace, bend OVER and Kiss the OIL sheiks as ses? for who? an EU that hates US? same stupid dangerous apathy and ignorance of ISLAM all over here too....same people who BOOED LOUDLY at mention of ISRAEL at their GODLESS convention- they booed HIM too...

TWO STATE?? for who? F*ckestinians have GAZA and Israel got shafted BIGTIME- Israel made PLENTY of sacrifices for these SWINE Arab who call themselves Palestine- they are unwanted in Arabian nations why should Israel care or take them or give them electricity and water? they are prisoners in Lebanon- stateless non citizens tho born in Libya, or Jordan or other--- Kahane was right- and Israel vilified their own to get this "peace' worth less than nothing- just piece by piece killing Israel-

and in EU planking is so over- Tebow was ridiculed for praying- yet QUENELLE- a fun game to post your love of Hitler online- tres chic.. Springtime for Hitler and Germany................
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The PM lowers himself to talk to the US traitor and emissary of a US traitor. Kerry and Obama!
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