Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday." Senior American officials have rarely, if ever, used the term “apartheid” in reference to Israel, and President Obama has previously rejected the idea that the word should apply to the Jewish state... (read more)Then Monday, yesterday, Kerry backtracked...
On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry issued an apology after it was revealed by The Daily Beast that he said Israel was at risk of becoming an “apartheid state.” In a statement, Kerry said “I do not believe, nor have I ever stated, publicly or privately, that Israel is an apartheid state or that it intends to become one. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that without a shred of doubt.” He also said “apartheid” was a poor choice of terms. In his statement, he said “if I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word.”Usually, what people say at first is what they really mean to say. Kerry backtracked because there was a bad reaction to it. Kerry potentially risked campaign donors for democrats if he had stood by his statement that Israel risked becoming an apartheid state.
Kerry should resign for using anti semitic canards. #JEWS: leave the democratic party, the EU, and the UN.ht Michael Haz
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