Last week, in an open letter to John Kerry, some “Friends of Israel” asked the pro-Israel John Kerry to stop bending on his knees in front of Netanyahu and the Jewish Lobby.
The letter was signed by Henry Seigman, former president of American Jewish Congress, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Polish national security adviser to the White House, Lee Hamilton, former Congressman and vice-Chairman of 9/11 Commission, Carla A. Hills, former senior White House official and currently Chairwoman of CFR, Thomas R. Pickering, former US ambassador to Israel, India, Jordan and Russia, and Frank Carlucci, former defense secretary and deputy director under president Ronald Reagan.
“US disapproval of continued settlement enlargement in the Occupied Territories by Israeli government as “illegitimate” and “unhelpful” doesn’t begin to define the destructiveness of this activity. Nor does it dispel the impression that we have come to accept it despite our rhetorical objections. Halting the diplomatic process on a date certain until Israel complies with international law and previous agreements would help to stop this activity and clearly place the onus for the interruption where it belongs,” says the letter.
The writers reject Zionist claim that Palestinians and Israel’s Arab neighbors intend to destroy Israel and kill every Jew in the region. They say, it’s Israel which is occupying Arab lands (Gaza, West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem) and not the other way around.
“If the United States is not prepared to say so openly, there is little hope for the success of these talks, which depends far more on the strength of America’s political leverage and its determination to use it than on the good will of the parties,” said the letter.
The open letter also questions Zionist regime’s demand that Palestinians and the rest of Muslim world recognize Israel as “Jewish State”, which it cannot be.
On April 8, 2014, The Jew York Times reported that John Kerry, in a testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, blamed Israeli government for the breakdown Israel-PA talks.
“Poof, that was sort of the moment. We find ourselves where we are,” said John Kerry.
Elliot Abrams, the convicted former senior Jewish staffer at the White House, is a senior fellow for Middle East studies at the powerful pro-Israel advocacy group, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). On April 11, 2014, responded to the letter by calling the writers being ignorant of the realities on ground.
Abrams contends that there is no “enlargement” of settlements. It’s is the “growth” of Jewish population which has to be addressed by Israeli government. And the only solution to the “Jewish problem”, according to Abrams is to steal more Arab land.
Abrams equates “Palestinian incitement” with Arab “terrorism” and “antisemitism”, which the victims of Jewish occupation call “resistance to recover their stolen lands since 1948”. Abrams wants those anti-Israel writers to accept that all the wars and mass murders Israel committed against its neighbors – were in “self-defense”. Interestingly, to support his bigotry, Abrams quotes another fellow Israeli agent David Pollock (WINEP).
Abrams also brags that Israel is the only country which treats its Muslim and Christian minorities better than the rest of Muslim nations in the region. He claims that Muslim communities in Israel has the right to vote in Israeli elections while the Muslim countries are forcing their Christian minorities to leave their ancestral lands.
I’m sure, Abrams doesn’t know that in 1948, the Christian population in the historic Palestine was between 13% to 15%, which has been reduced to 1.9% in Israel due to Jewish hatred of Christianity. Contrary to that, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria all have Christian members in the parliaments. Under Saddam Hussein, country’s vice-President and five cabinet ministers were Christians. Iran, Morocco and Tunis even have Jewish MPs.