John Kerry to the Palestinians “Don’t Negotiate”

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John Kerry to the Palestinians "Don't Negotiate"

Luke: Oh my God! No please no. You can’t send me to Israel, think about my career!
Prime Min­is­ter Hacker: Don’t be absurd. It’s an honor, Pro­mo­tion!
Luke: But you’ll upset the Israelis They won’t want me they know I’m on the Arab’s side.
Prime Min­is­ter Hacker: I thought you were on our side?

Yes Prime Min­is­ter: A Vic­tory for Democ­racy 1986

I’m old enough to remem­ber when peo­ple scoffed when it was said that the Democ­rats didn’t care about Israel.

While the White House con­firms that since the “Jerusalem Dec­la­ra­tion” there has been a com­plete dis­con­nect between the Pales­tin­ian Author­ity and the Trump admin­is­tra­tion, it turns out that the pre­vi­ous admin­is­tra­tion actu­ally main­tains con­tact with PA offi­cials. Ma’ariv reported that for­mer US Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry met in Lon­don with a close asso­ciate of Pales­tin­ian Author­ity Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Abbas, Hus­sein Agha, for a long and open con­ver­sa­tion about a vari­ety of top­ics. Agha appar­ently reported details of the con­ver­sa­tion to senior PA offi­cials in Ramal­lah. A senior PA offi­cial con­firmed to Ma’ariv that the meet­ing took place.

Dur­ing the con­ver­sa­tion, accord­ing to the report, Kerry asked Agha to con­vey a mes­sage to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to Pres­i­dent Trump’s demands.” Accord­ing to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House.

Can you imag­ine the out­cry if Condi Rice met with the Israeli’s telling them not to make a deal just after Joe Biden met with the Pales­tin­ian authority?

Accord­ing to the report, refer­ring to the pres­i­dent, Kerry used deroga­tory terms and even worse. Kerry offered to help cre­ate an alter­na­tive peace ini­tia­tive and promised to help gar­ner inter­na­tional sup­port, among oth­ers, of Euro­peans, Arab states and the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity. Kerry hinted that many in the Amer­i­can estab­lish­ment, as well as in Amer­i­can intel­li­gence, are dis­sat­is­fied with Trump’s per­for­mance and the way he leads Amer­ica. He sur­prised his inter­locu­tor by say­ing he was seri­ously con­sid­er­ing run­ning for pres­i­dent in 2020. When asked about his advanced age, he said he was not much older than Trump and would not have an age problem.

I’m old enough to remem­ber when such acts by a pre­vi­ous admin­is­tra­tion to under­mine the cur­rent one were con­sid­ered unthink­able and would be uni­ver­sally con­demned. I sus­pect how­ever that our cur­rent media will at best ignore this story or at worst cel­e­brate it.

Via Elder of Ziyon who says:

John Kerry is act­ing to under­mine his pres­i­dent and US national inter­ests, appar­ently in a delu­sional effort set him­self up for another pres­i­den­tial run. He is giv­ing sup­port for Abbas’ intransigence.

Kerry actu­ally believes that he is the mes­siah who can bring peace, and he is will­ing to under­cut his own country’s diplo­matic efforts to do so.

This is even though his efforts in the past showed that Abbas is the one who is not inter­ested in peace. Kerry knows this as well as any­one. Yet now we know that Kerry is actu­ally encour­ag­ing Abbas to be intran­si­gent, to act against the wishes of not only the US but much of the Arab world, and to con­tinue to hold his own peo­ple hostage in order to avoid nego­ti­a­tions and com­pro­mises for peace.

It’s long past pre­tend­ing that the Obama admin­is­tra­tion was on Israel’s side, I’m won­der­ing if it’s Is it OK to stop pre­tend­ing that they were on our side. I’ll give the last word to the folks at Israel­ly­cool

No word yet on whether Kerry also instructed Abbas to tone down on the anti­semitism. Because he didn’t.

Luke: Oh my God! No please no. You can’t send me to Israel, think about my career!
Prime Minister Hacker: Don’t be absurd. It’s an honor, Promotion!
Luke: But you’ll upset the Israelis They won’t want me they know I’m on the Arab’s side.
Prime Minister Hacker: I thought you were on our side?

Yes Prime Minister: A Victory for Democracy 1986

I’m old enough to remember when people scoffed when it was said that the Democrats didn’t care about Israel.

While the White House confirms that since the “Jerusalem Declaration” there has been a complete disconnect between the Palestinian Authority and the Trump administration, it turns out that the previous administration actually maintains contact with PA officials. Ma’ariv reported that former US Secretary of State John Kerry met in London with a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics. Agha apparently reported details of the conversation to senior PA officials in Ramallah. A senior PA official confirmed to Ma’ariv that the meeting took place.

During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President Trump’s demands.” According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House.

Can you imagine the outcry if Condi Rice met with the Israeli’s telling them not to make a deal just after Joe Biden met with the Palestinian authority?

According to the report, referring to the president, Kerry used derogatory terms and even worse. Kerry offered to help create an alternative peace initiative and promised to help garner international support, among others, of Europeans, Arab states and the international community. Kerry hinted that many in the American establishment, as well as in American intelligence, are dissatisfied with Trump’s performance and the way he leads America. He surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. When asked about his advanced age, he said he was not much older than Trump and would not have an age problem.

I’m old enough to remember when such acts by a previous administration to undermine the current one were considered unthinkable and would be universally condemned.  I suspect however that our current media will at best ignore this story or at worst celebrate it.

Via Elder of Ziyon who says:

John Kerry is acting to undermine his president and US national interests, apparently in a delusional effort set himself up for another presidential run. He is giving support for Abbas’ intransigence.

Kerry actually believes that he is the messiah who can bring peace, and he is willing to undercut his own country’s diplomatic efforts to do so.

This is even though his efforts in the past showed that Abbas is the one who is not interested in peace. Kerry knows this as well as anyone. Yet now we know that Kerry is actually encouraging Abbas to be intransigent, to act against the wishes of not only the US but much of the Arab world, and to continue to hold his own people hostage in order to avoid negotiations and compromises for peace.

It’s long past pretending that the Obama administration was on Israel’s side, I’m wondering if it’s Is it OK to stop pretending that they were on our side. I’ll give the last word to the folks at Israellycool

No word yet on whether Kerry also instructed Abbas to tone down on the antisemitism. Because he didn’t.