Let’s face facts. Saying “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both” is to condemn Zionism as contrary to the principles of enlightened governance. John Kerry is literally calling for the rejection, condemnation, and nullification of Zionism. What he doesn’t say is that Israel, the state of Zion itself, is an offense against his view of globalism, which, in his mind, demands that all ethno-states such as Israel be forcefully abolished by immigration.
Excerpted From Breitbart: Lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry blasted the Israeli government at the State Department on Wednesday, and attempted to defend the Obama administration’s decision to let an anti-Israel resolution pass at the UN Security Council last week.
Kerry delivered his remarks in the midst of a diplomatic fight with Israel, in which President Barack Obama stands accused of working with Palestinians secretly to undermine Israeli security, overturning decades of American foreign policy precedent in the process.
He went on to claim the Obama administration has been “Israel’s greatest friend and supporter,” adding that “No American administration has done more for Israel’s security than Barack Obama’s … Time and again, we have demonstrated that we have Israel’s back.”
Kerry recounted his many visits to Israel, including historic and religious sites, and the Holocaust memorial of Yad Vashem. He said that had sensitized him to the security concerns of ordinary Israelis. But he said that the “fundamental reality” was that “Israel can either be Jewish or it can be democratic, but it cannot be both.”
Kerry seemed to be referring to exaggerated and debunked population statistics that predicted Arabs would overtake Jews in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean. As Caroline Glick and others have pointed out, Palestinian demographic statistics have been inflated for political reasons, and if Israel were to annex the West Bank today, Jews would still likely be two-thirds of the population. Read the whole thing
SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: An Israel at peace with arab neighbors. Despite our best efforts over the years, the two-state solution is in serious jeopardy. The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, incitement, settlement expansion and seeming endless occupation and increasingly cementing one state reality that most people do not actually want.
There are a similar number of Jews and palestinians living between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one state or they can separate into two states. But here is a fundamental reality, if the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both.