Between Obama’s picks of John Kerry for Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, Israel might just as well commit national suicide

Where does U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA), President Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of State, stand on foreign policy matters pertaining to Israel and the Middle East? Below are the highlights of 10 letters signed by large majorities of the U.S. Senate, noting Kerry’s spotty record on Israel.

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DECEMBER 2012

Letter: Urging further pressure on Iran and asking President Obama to reiterate his readiness to exercise a military option if necessary

Number of signatories: 74

Kerry: Did not sign

SEPTEMBER 2012

Letter: Urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Number of signatories: 75

Kerry: Did not sign

JUNE 2012

Letter: Supporting Israel’s right to self-defense and affirming that Israel’s naval blockade is legal following the Gaza flotilla incident

Number of signatories: 87

Kerry: Did not sign

APRIL 2010

Letter: Stressing the need for “direct, face-to-face negotiations without preconditions on either side” for Israelis and Palestinians and affirming the “unbreakable bonds that tie the United States and Israel together”

Number of signatories: 87

Kerry: Did not sign

APRIL 2010

Letter: Calling for crippling sanctions against Iran

Number of signatories: 81

Kerry: Did not sign

NOVEMBER 2009

Letter: Supporting a strong international affairs budget for fiscal year 2010, including security assistance for Israel

Number of signatories: 58

Kerry: Signed 

AUGUST 2009

Letter: Supporting President Obama’s effort to encourage Arab states to normalize relations with Israel

Signatories: 71

Kerry: Did not sign

MAY 2009

Letter: “Peace Principles” letter stating that “every effort should be made” to realize peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and insisting on “absolute Palestinian commitment to ending terrorist violence and to building the institutions necessary for a viable Palestinian state living side-by-side, in peace with the Jewish state of Israel”

Number of signatories: 76

Kerry: Signed

JUNE 2008

Letter: Reiterating Israel’s right to self-defense, calling on the U.S. to stand strongly with Israel at the UN, and urging pressure on Arab states to do more to support Israeli-Palestinian talks

Number of signatories: 77

Kerry: Signed

MARCH 2007

Letter: Request for “no direct aid and no contacts with any members of a Palestinian Authority that does not explicitly and unequivocally recognize Israel’s right to exist, renounce terror, and accept previous agreements”

Number of signatories: 79

Kerry: Did not sign

JUNE 2005

Letter: Expressing support for Israel’s disengagement plan from Gaza, calling disengagement a chance for Palestinian leadership “to prove to the world and, more importantly, its own people, that it is capable of governing”

Number of signatories: 73

Kerry: Signed

Letters and signatories obtained from the archives of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

US Senator John Kerry (R) speaks with Qa

BREITBART reminds us that:

On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was ‘shocked’ by what he saw on a visit to Gaza.

Any negotiation has its limits, added Senator Kerry, and we know for the Palestinians that control of Al-Aqsa mosque and the establishment of some kind of capital for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem are not negotiable.

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18 comments on “Between Obama’s picks of John Kerry for Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, Israel might just as well commit national suicide

    • That would only be a good start, ref: “string em all up” but, that is what unfortunately is needed, and soon.

      Semper FI.

  1. Any negotiation has its limits, added Senator Kerry, and we know for the Palestinians that control of Al-Aqsa mosque and the establishment of some kind of capital for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem are not negotiable.

    This is Kerry’s declaration of moral, military, spiritual deficiency and bankruptcy.

    If your enemy doesn’t negotiate, you give them what they want. There will be no peace until we all bow to allaballawallah; does Kerry think we should surrender and submit to Mohammedanism?

  2. And just think, most Jews in America voted for Kerry in 2004. Just like most voted for Hussein bin Obama in 2008 and 2012. Obviously most American Jews don’t have an Einstein level of IQ.

      • Tell me about it, BNI. My long term girlfriend (aka wife) is a Jewish Democrat who believes the TEA party are racist hatemongers, Bush was the devil incarnate (never mind Bush was a RINO), etc. She refuses to let me watch FOX because Dear Leader said to turn it off. She lost her extended family in the Holocaust (her grandmothers and cousins died in Auschwitz) and her parents barely escaped with her older sister, with her being born in NYC, yet she will not accept that Nazis were leftists. I dare not mention anything from a conservative POV or she accuses me of going to ‘hate sites’… the whole nine yards of a leftist. If it weren’y for the fact she is a great cook and our four dogs I’d be long gone. You and other conservative sites keep me sane. LOL

  3. Passing along this posting by ACT! for America:

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/terror-cells-on-high-alert-to-attack-u-s/

    Given the high success rate for blocking attacks since 9/11, what would be the likelihood of such a plan succeeding? On the other hand, with no more need to hoodwink crucial voting blocks, why would Obama want to shut down such an operation? His “legacy” in some future presidential library? A joke. The legacy he’s interested in is weakening the West (including Israel), aiding the growth of Islam, making the US a socialist nation, and punishing all those “racists” his mother, whoever his father was, his grandparents, stepfather, college professors, “mentors”, friends, (Saudi) sponsors, and political cronies told him to blame for everything that goes wrong in the world.

    Could be an “interesting” year in the sense of the Chinese curse.

  4. The most important; the one and only qualification to be a Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense:

    You must be a rabid Jew-hater.

  5. The best advise for Bibi one could ever give is to politely advise him to tell barry, stick it in your ass now go away little boy you’re bothering me, just like we do here, he is of no consequence to anyone other then himself, and leave it at that. As far as his two picks for State and Defense, birds of a feather. We’ve seen this before in the great white betrayer of the “hi I pick peanuts” fame, jimaaaah carter of the seventies, it’s nothing new for these traitors, like I said birds of the same feather tend to flock together, for some strange reason our leftnut counterparts just don’t quite understand a Patriot when we say no, they assume, (making asses of themselves, but not u-me) it a compromise, idiots.

  6. The Useful Myth that Obama Now Likes Israel
    By Barry Rubin December 24, 2012
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    Reality, especially in 2012, is very hard to face. So many hopes dashed; so many bad things happening. So people can be forgiven for taking refuge in wishful thinking. Sometimes, not telling the truth has its value in public affairs, especially when you are looking at a president with four more years in office and no elections ahead of him.
    Such is the story now gaining currency in some quarters that President Barack Obama has changed his view of Israel, now wants to get along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the two are closely cooperating. If you want to believe that idea it probably does no harm and makes you feel better. Maintaining this fiction may also encourage Obama supporters to think more kindly of Israel.
    There is another factor here that should be mentioned. Many people overstated Obama’s active antagonism toward Israel as if he wanted to wipe it out or hurt it in any way possible. Obama dislikes Israel, disregards its strategic interests, and despises Netanyahu. That doesn’t mean, however, that he’s motivated to do much about it.
    If, however, you are interested in the actual situation, I would ask this question: What evidence is there of any change at all of Obama’s policy toward Israel?
    Beyond wishful thinking. Basically two things have happened.
    –The U.S. government issued routine statements of support for Israel’s battle in Gaza while apparently urging it not go on too long and not include a ground attack. It didn’t go out of its way much on the issue, however, for example not rethinking the president’s love affair with the Turkish Islamist regime despite the fact that its prime minister froths at the mouth with hatred of Israel.
    –The U.S. government opposed as it always has the UN’s upgrading the PA’s status. The American government realizes that such behavior is a torpedoing of the Oslo accords and peace process of which is was a guarantor. But at the same time:
    a) It certainly didn’t seem to put any real pressure on European allies who supposedly adore Obama and would be willing to listen to him to vote against the proposal and…
    b) There are stories which are not completely confirmed but seem authentic that the White House urged European countries and Canada to give Israel a hard time over the new construction. American officials certainly didn’t assert the absurdity of a situation in which the Palestinian Authority can reject a two-state solution repeatedly and break all of its commitments but Israel is said to destroy peace because of approving some future apartment construction.
    So Obama’s great support of Israel consisted mostly of not attacking Israel verbally and maintaining routine administration positions. I am not suggesting that the Obama Administration wanted the General Assembly to give Palestine non-member state status.
    It is so hard to get people to step back and apply the same logic they would have used a few years ago! But open your mind for a moment and ask this question:
    How is it possible when U.S. policy not only loses the backing of every single European ally on an issue but on an issue of importance to the president and in which they don’t have urgent interests involved? In any other case and with any other president, the mass media and debate would be setting off alarm bells about the tremendous defeat, speaking of incompetence and a terribly weak American position.
    After all, America’s allies just threw out twenty-years of a diplomatic process sponsored by the United States.
    What importance of it that Obama is personally popular with Europeans when he can’t get them to go along with his goals? Ah, yes, he is in large part personally popular with Europeans because they know he’ll let them do what they want. The two biggest examples supposedly to the contrary in the Middle East—overthrowing Qadhafi in Libya and increasing sanctions on Iran—proved the exact opposite because these were issues where the key European states were demonstrably more hawkish than Obama. He followed them as much or more than their following him.
    At present and concerning Israel, there are additional points that could be mentioned as showing the lack of Obama’s support, such as his opposing more sanctions on Iran and taking no action toward the Brotherhood’s increasing dictatorship in Egypt. There is not the slightest hint that the administration realizes that its pro-Islamist strategy was a huge mistake. At least these argue against a case for Obama changing course.
    So where’s the change? I think the specter of a second-term Obama undeterred by a future election is so scary that the flattery is being stepped up. Well, ok, I won’t make any problems. I’ll go along with this and pretend all will be okay except in private conversations like this one in order to brief my readers accurately.
    Most obviously, Obama is not pressuring Israel to make more concessions to the Palestinians. As I pointed out two years ago—and as the president clearly stated in 2010, he had concluded that he wasn’t going to make Israel-Palestinian peace. It is the only international issue on which this administration seems to have learned anything.
    But with all of the other pressing issues in the region plus the intransigence of the PA, which is still treated as a favored pet by Obama, plus the unwillingness of Arab governments to help him, why should Obama find time for the Israel-Palestinian issue? With all the other stuff going on to argue that advancing toward a comprehensive peace agreement would solve all the other regional problems has become too ludicrous even for the current administration to have as its policy.
    What is pro-Israel are events in the region and decisions taken by Israeli leaders. Israel just gave Hamas a beating, intensified despite the terrorist group’s bragging by the utter lack of regional (especially Egyptian) material help. A lot of Egyptians aren’t quietly accepting Islamist dictatorship; the Egyptian regime is still weak and needs stability to get foreign aid; Syria is still weakened by its civil war; Hizballah is in trouble because of its backing of the Syrian regime and facing increasing opposition within Lebanon; the Sunni Muslim Arabs don’t want Iranian influence (though Hamas is happy to take its weapons to shoot at Israel); and Hamas and the PA can never make up.
    Yet a president who helps to empower Israel’s worst enemies—who also happen to be America’s worst enemies—cannot be said to be a friend except in the limited areas of continued nice words, especially at pro-Israel events; maintaining aid levels; and ongoing intelligence cooperation.
    Perhaps the idea that Obama is now backing Israel is what American Jewish voters who supported him desperately need to believe and those who pursue that line will be richly rewarded.
    Or perhaps if we pretend Obama is friendly to Israel now in his second term he and his colleagues will come to believe that themselves. Or perhaps they will reward us by not getting angry and trying to punish Israel. Okay, so let’s go along with this story for a while. But my job is to let you in on what’s really happening. Ssh!

  7. “Israel might just as well commit national suicide.”

    I don’t think so. The rest of the world courts destruction by the hand of The A-mighty G-d of Israel. G-d will defend His nation against all His enemies, including the erev rav “jews” that currently govern His land.

    We need mashiach now and it is time to build the third and final temple.

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