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July 23, 2014 - 8:15 am
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Shortly after touching down in Tel Aviv today (7/23), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the press why he had come to the region.

The goal, Mr. Kerry stressed, was not only to obtain a cease-fire but to map out a “sustainable process going forward” that would address some of the long-term grievances of the Palestinians in Gaza and prevent the fighting between Hamas and Israel from erupting every few years. [emphasis added]

His jet landed at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s front door, which had already been slammed shut by U.S. and European officials banning flights in and out. One can only imagine the comfort Kerry’s words brought to the mothers of Israel, whose sons crawl through tunnels attempting to flush out Hamas terrorists.

After all, what long-term grievances might the Palestinians harbor that Mr. Kerry could address?

How about the fact that Israelis live on land that Palestinians will forever claim as their own?

Well, he might address that by agreeing with Hamas and Fatah that a Jew can no longer have an address in the former, and ephemeral, state of Israel. Then he could get back on his plane at Tel Aviv’s new Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Hassan Yassin International Airport and enjoy a ticker-tape parade down Broadway.

That might encourage Hamas to stop lobbing thousands of missiles into the area. Although history shows that if radical Muslims don’t have Jews or Christians to kill (or even if they do), they’ll kill each other. Even Bill Maher knows that.

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Sgt. Max Steinberg was buried in Jerusalem today. He came on his own, from his native Los Angeles, to serve in the IDF. He came alone without family. His immediate family attended the funeral.
So did thirty five thousand Israeli Jews. They came to offer comfort to his family. They came to honor his service. They came to honor an American who came to stand shoulder to shoulder with us in the fight against the barbarians.
John Kerry is in Jerusalem. He comes to hobnob with other big shots over booze, cigars and the good life on somebody else' tab. He did not attend the funeral.
An American boy dies a heros death and Kerry, a 15 minute drive from the ceremony is a no-show.
Perhaps its better that Kerry didn't come. To make political hay out of a heros death. Better he did not come and defile hallowed ground.
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Mendacious, moronic John (ba'al) Kerry, US traitor.
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Well, he's on the right track, sorta kinda in a roundabout way.

All he needs now is to understand that there is really only one genuine long-term grievance of the "Palestinians". All the rest are stage props used to aid them in resolving that one real grievance.

What is that one real grievance?

Jews exist.



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Mark V has it--the real Palestinian grievance with Israel is that it's filled with: 1. Jews; who are 2. alive.
17 weeks ago
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All Kerry needs to do is convince the terrorists that they must recognize Israel's right to exist, and stop firing rockets. Very simple.
18 weeks ago
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He could show his sincerity by standing in front of one, like that chick did with the bulldozer.

I think it could work well on Pay Per View.

18 weeks ago
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You have to go all the way back to Ernest Bevin to find such a foreign minister as Doltish as Kerry.
18 weeks ago
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I was wondering what magical solution this article was going to suggest to address the long-term Palestinian grievances. Then I saw it was by Scott Ott. I should have known that no one here really believes Kerry can do what he says he wants to do.
18 weeks ago
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Sgt. Max Steinberg was buried in Jerusalem today. He came on his own, from his native Los Angeles, to serve in the IDF. He came alone without family. His immediate family attended the funeral.
So did thirty five thousand Israeli Jews. They came to offer comfort to his family. They came to honor his service. They came to honor an American who came to stand shoulder to shoulder with us in the fight against the barbarians.
John Kerry is in Jerusalem. He comes to hobnob with other big shots over booze, cigars and the good life on somebody else' tab. He did not attend the funeral.
An American boy dies a heros death and Kerry, a 15 minute drive from the ceremony is a no-show.
Perhaps its better that Kerry didn't come. To make political hay out of a heros death. Better he did not come and defile hallowed ground.
18 weeks ago
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didn't know that. good to know. Sgt. Max Steinberg is a hero. may he go to a better place. speaks volumes about the Jewish people who attended his funeral. maybe there is hope.

otoh, j. kerry has always been an embarrassment to honest, good people and fellow veterans. that's why he has risen so high in the camps of our enemies. he is the same as they are, clueless.

in my career I have negotiated many const. contracts, some very large in scope. never have I been able to negotiate one where one of the sides refuses to be a part of the 'give and take' that defines the word, negotiation. the way kerry comes into the 'negotiating' already defining the take for one side forewarns of his intentions. progressives aren't known for being good negotiators. they have consistently agreed to this and that w/ pub's only to never come through when time for them to do as agreed, and give some. that's precisely why no (real) pub's trust them on our border, or anywhere else.
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"Better he did not come and defile hallowed ground."

Yes.


It's bad enough that he is on Israel's soil.

18 weeks ago
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Mendacious, moronic John (ba'al) Kerry, US traitor.
18 weeks ago
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About a year ago I was riding with one of my co-workers when he stopped to fill up with gas at a local gas station owned by a Muslim family. He said gas was three cents per gallon cheaper there than at the station down the street.

I asked him if saving three cents per gallon was a good trade off for supporting terrorism. He said; "Oh, Mike isn't a terrorist."

Mike also owns the building housing the cafe next door. About a week ago I was eating at the cafe, talking with the guy who runs it and he said that Mike has been in Palestine helping the Palestinians since the war with Israel started.

I guess you just never know about moderate Muslims.
18 weeks ago
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When you fill up at a station ran by M.E. arabs take the time to stop at exactly one gallon - the price should be almost exactly what the advertised per gallon signs say. We have a M.E. fellow that has gotten caught twice where his meter reads $.10 fast. IOW you're paying the advertised price + $.10 per gallon. How he's still in business is beyond me.

18 weeks ago
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Delusional. The Arabs will accept nothing short of the destruction of Israel. They have both claimed that and demonstrated it many times. Liberals think they don't really mean it. That is because to accept the hatred of Arabs toward Jews would destroy the Liberals worldview.
There has been no peace between Muslims and Jews since 1919. Only different levels of violence.
18 weeks ago
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Obama and his bots will always stand with the Muslim brotherhood terrorists against decent folk. Does anyone remember the "contiguous Palestinian state" comment. Or how lurch and zero all of a sudden cared about what a Muslim country does to it's internal political rivals when the brotherhood got overthrown in Egypt. Our best course is to ignore the american foreign policy scream team, face up to the fact that nothing we do short of exterminating ourselves, will change world opinion and just go house to house room to room in Gaza. Anyone with a gun, shoot on sight, any weapon stockpiles, destroy. Go into UNRWA schools with cameras by surprise and catch the un materially aiding hamas. Done no more rockets.
18 weeks ago
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Well, he's on the right track, sorta kinda in a roundabout way.

All he needs now is to understand that there is really only one genuine long-term grievance of the "Palestinians". All the rest are stage props used to aid them in resolving that one real grievance.

What is that one real grievance?

Jews exist.



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