Whackos like Rosie O’Donnell blame America for Islamic terrorism, though they’ll seldom use the word “terrorism” or even “extremism” unless it has something to do with Christians. Not our secretary of state, though. Nope. According to one noted Washington publication,he blames terrorism on Israel.
In an address before the American Jewish Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., John Kerry remarked that Israel’s failure to engage in serious peace negotiations with Palestine fosters extremism, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
“Everywhere I go – literally – China, Japan, foreign ministers, presidents raise this issue,” Kerry said. “Young people ask me about this conflict and what they can do to help end it.”
“In the last couple of weeks I had visits here from the foreign minister of Brazil and the foreign minister of New Zealand and the first thing out of their mouth was how can we help on the Middle East peace process,” Kerry remarked. “I asked them where is that coming from?”
“They said, ‘… it affects all of the recruitment and all of the arguments and radicalism that we face and they see the prospects and possibilities.’”
The Free Beacon notes:
Kerry’s statement alludes to a long held misconception among liberal policymakers that the stagnant peace process is a principal motivation for terrorists and rogue states like Iran.
The Obama administration’s commitment to Israel has been questioned since he first took office. Obama did not make his first presidential visit to the nation’s chief Middle Eastern ally until March of this year.
The American Jewish Committee’s mission statement is “To enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance jewish rights and jewish values in the United States and around the world.” No doubt Kerry’s remarks were a big hit to them. Maybe next week he can go to the Vatican and blame the Catholic Church for world hunger.
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