ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu damned US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict saying that it was biased against Tel Aviv, in that it dealt ‘obsessively’ with the topic of the Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, and further that ‘Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders.’
Kerry in fact spoke in defence of Washington’s abstention on the resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The US refused to vote for the critical motion, but also refused to vote against it, and did not veto the critical motion as it had done in the past.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out his vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the Dean Acheson Auditorium, saying that, ‘The two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.’
Kerry added: ‘Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one state, or they can separate into two states.’
The US Secretary of State added that Netanyahu’s ‘current coalition is the most right-wing in Israeli history, with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements.’ The resolution that the US abstained on called on Israel to ‘immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem al-Quds.’
It also stated that the building of settlements by Israel has ‘no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law’. Following Kerry’s speech, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he is prepared to resume talks with Israel provided that Tel Aviv halts its settlement activities.
‘The minute Israel agrees to cease all settlement activities … and agrees to implement the signed agreements on the basis of mutual reciprocity, the Palestinian leadership stands ready to resume permanent status negotiations on the basis of international law and relevant international legality resolutions … under a specified time frame,’ said a statement released by Abbas’s office.
However, the opposite is due to happen. President-elect Trump had let it be known, even before Kerry began his speech, that he was urging Israel to ‘stay strong’, and that Kerry and Obama were treating Israel with ‘total disdain and disrespect’, adding: ‘The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (UN)!’ He added: ‘Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching.’
On that day, Trump becomes president and intends to shift the US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, giving the go-ahead for Israel to make war on the Palestinians to seize even more of the occupied territories to make way for a Greater Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital.
However, last September the US, led by Obama and Kerry, negotiated to provide Israel with $38bn dollars of the most advanced military aid during the next 10 years. This is the largest batch of military assistance the US has ever pledged to another country. Israel has also been encouraged to develop its own stockpile of nuclear weapons at the Dimona nuclear installation.
The two terms of the Obama presidency have seen the US appease the Zionist mad dog in the Middle East no matter what it did, so that the US would always have on hand a body that was ready, willing and able to slaughter millions of Arabs or Iranians at a moment’s notice.
This has now reached the point where it means nothing to Netanyahu to treat the leaders of the current US government with absolute contempt, in the knowledge that Trump is his man! However, the Zionist monster has feet of clay. It has suffered two major defeats at the hands of Hezbollah in the Lebanon and in 2014 had to break off its 50-day war in Gaza after Hamas fighters gave it blow for blow.
After the victory of the Arab masses in Syria, the masses of the Middle East will rise up against any Israeli attempt to annex Palestine, and see to it that the Palestinian state is established with Jerusalem as its capital and with all refugees having the right to return!