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Israelis accuse Kerry of courting rockets, anti-Semitism, and Nobel Prize

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More incoming for John Kerry.

The settlers’ organization, Yesha Council, released the video above, which features an Israeli actor impersonating Kerry not that well, and predicting “a lot of rockets” with his peace plan, and pulling for a Nobel prize.

Dani Dayan, Chief Foreign Envoy of the YESHA Council responded to the new video, saying: “This parody video is another effort by the YESHA Council to highlight the infeasibility of John Kerry proposals which are at best unrealistic and at worst a danger to the State of Israel”

Meantime, there have been more attacks from the Israeli gov’t on Kerry for daring to dignify the word boycott, in a statement in Munich in which he said that his plan would stave off the growing movement to delegitimize Israel, including “talk of boycotts.” (We mentioned the first round of this anger yesterday). From AFP:

“It is sad to see that the US administration does not understand the reality of the Middle East and exerts pressure on the wrong side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said Gilad Erdan, the minister for Home Front Defence and a close associate of Netanyahu [to] … public radio.

Housing Minister Uri Ariel of the far-right Jewish Home party, which opposes a two-state solution to the conflict, told army radio that in raising the threat of a boycott, Kerry was not being “an honest broker” in the negotiations.

Sydney Morning Herald headlines its report on the backlash, “John Kerry backing ‘anti-Semitic’ efforts, says Israel”:

The US Secretary of State was accused of supporting “anti Semitic” interests on Sunday after warning that Israel faced an economic boycott if it failed to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians….

[Kerry’s] remarks were made against a backdrop of new European Union regulations barring deals with Israeli businesses based in West Bank settlements, but they provoked claims that he was threatening Israel in peace talks with the Palestinians….

An official in the Settlers’ Council, Adi Mintz, accused Mr Kerry of “an anti-Semitic initiative”. Mr Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting that efforts to impose a boycott were “immoral and unjust” and doomed to fail.

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  1. Justpassingby
    Justpassingby
    February 3, 2014, 3:41 pm

    As I have said before, metaphorically, Kerry was getting raped while he was sleeping, he then wokes up and let the rapist keep on.
    Why does American gov. do this to themselves?!

  2. David Doppler
    David Doppler
    February 3, 2014, 4:09 pm

    A predictable tactic as Kerry starts to win on the merits – a personal smear designed to change the subject and put him personally on the defensive. Does he react by pleading with the defamers in self-defense, or dismiss them and the charge as a pitiful effort to change the subject?

  3. Krauss
    Krauss
    February 3, 2014, 5:45 pm

    So according to the leaked plan, Israel gets to keep 80% of the settlements, permanent occupation of Jordan Valley and who knows what else they’ll get/maybe a fence on the other side, monopoly over the airspace… in the end it’ll be a new sealed-off Gaza with autonomy in name only.

    But all that is still not enough. And in fact it’s “anti-Semitic”.
    I’m not surprised. Nobody who has actually been following the news from Israel these past few decades, and certainly the last one, should be.

    And where are “liberal” Zionists? They are busy defending Sodastream and other companies profiting from the occupation.

    And then the idiots wonder why they are losing the battle of minds.

    • seafoid
      seafoid
      February 3, 2014, 7:11 pm

      Maybe Rush could be roped in to lecture the Israelis on “entitlements”

      • pabelmont
        pabelmont
        February 3, 2014, 7:30 pm

        Entitlements? Waall, Israel’s pittance/annum is all very well (as an example of an ill-gotten entitlement), but what about DoD and NSA and CIA and all those Merchants-of-Death and all the unaccounted money spent in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc?

        And if 1/2 of the annual budget of the DoD/NSA et al. (now) were instead spend mitigating climate change (next year — turning airplanes and drones into wind-powered generators, and so forth), the USA’d be doing a great deal against climate change instead of digging a deep hole and dropping the USA’s reputation and riches into it (for no use whatever).

    • thankgodimatheist
      thankgodimatheist
      February 3, 2014, 8:06 pm

      SodaStream will need all the help it can get. Its shares are going down on the stock market. The lowest they’ve been since 2012:
      “SodaStream Drops Amid Sanctions Over Jewish Settlements”
      “John Kerry made comments about the economic damage of the sanctions and this scared investors a lot,” David Kaplan, an analyst at Barclays Plc who has a buy recommendation for SodaStream, said by phone from Tel Aviv. “On top of that, they missed earnings without clarifying why they had missed earnings and what they plan to do going forward. The stock will be down until they figure out a way to restore confidence.”
      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-03/sodastream-slumps-on-sanction-campaign-over-jewish-settlements.html

  4. John Douglas
    John Douglas
    February 3, 2014, 8:04 pm

    The Dersh and Foxy have been doing this for decades to anyone who says anything that doesn’t accord with the true plan for the greater Israel. Why should a U.S. Secretary of State be treated any differently. I just wish it could be shown on network news along with the yearly price tag for our subservience to Israel.

  5. seafoid
    seafoid
    February 3, 2014, 8:49 pm

    All the bluster over the years, the violence, the murders, the ethnic hatred, the chutzpah, the disregard for law, the M16s, the sunglasses, the swimming pools, the certainty- the settlers are not able to make their case in public any more.

    Suck on this, YESHA

    • Rusty Pipes
      Rusty Pipes
      February 3, 2014, 9:22 pm

      Disgusting juxtaposition: Friedman’s Iraq, “Suck on this!” and ScarJo’s SodaStream sipping. At least no one has fellated a donkey for Israel lately — oh wait!

      • seafoid
        seafoid
        February 3, 2014, 11:49 pm

        “We needed to go over there and burst that bubble…
        you think this bubble fantasy we are going to let it grow ?”
        Those bubbles…
        It all comes back to bubbles.
        This must be Kabbalah

  6. jayn0t
    jayn0t
    February 3, 2014, 11:55 pm

    Classic Zionist strategy. Accuse lackeys of Israel who make mild criticisms occasionally of “anti-semitism” – it gives them credibility at the expense of actual opponents of the apartheid state.

  7. Sammar
    Sammar
    February 4, 2014, 12:34 am

    I always thought that whatever else Friedman may be, he was smart. I revise my opinion. That is the most asinine justification for the attack on Iraq I have ever heard.
    We had to attack IRAQ after 9/11? Why? They were not involved. I guess the explanation he gives at the end “because we could’ only proves once again that the US government know how false all the accusations of WMDs were.

  8. Shingo
    Shingo
    February 4, 2014, 5:43 am

    How ironic that a woman with a Brooklyn accent tells a guy with a thick Israeli accent (impersonating John Kerry) that he should go home and stay there.

  9. bilal a
    bilal a
    February 4, 2014, 7:22 am

    Still the Israeli young people look mostly charming, maybe this is a cycle of fear and hatred which is merely generational.

  10. Hostage
    Hostage
    February 5, 2014, 7:18 am

    Meantime, there have been more attacks from the Israeli gov’t on Kerry for daring to dignify the word boycott, in a statement in Munich in which he said that his plan would stave off the growing movement to delegitimize Israel, including “talk of boycotts.”

    Just when you thought the official Israeli responses couldn’t get any loonier, the State’s rabbinical fringe weighs in: “Rabbis Threaten Kerry with ‘Divine Wrath’: Committee to Save the Land and People of Israel write open letter to Kerry, compare him to Haman and warn his plans amount to war on God.” http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/177114#.UvIqKfiTOVs

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