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October 14, 2015 8:18 pm

Kerry Links Terrorist Violence to Jewish Construction in Judea and Samaria

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Secretary of State John Kerry said the growth of Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria has led to the recent spate of terror attacks. Photo: Twitter.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the growth of Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria has led to the recent spate of terror attacks. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – The growth of Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria has increased Palestinian frustration and has led to the recent spate of terror attacks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said during a talk at Harvard University on Tuesday evening.

“What’s happening is that, unless we get going, a two-state solution could conceivably be stolen from everybody,” Kerry said during the talk. “And there’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years, and now you have this violence because there’s a frustration that is growing.”

Kerry added that he plans to travel to the region “soon” to help calm tensions, saying that he held phone calls with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last weekend.

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Kerry’s rhetoric comes as a stark difference to the views of many Israeli leaders who see the cause of the wave of Palestinian terror attacks in recent weeks as a direct result of Palestinian incitement.

In a briefing to journalists Israeli Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz pointed to Palestinian propaganda videos and images glorifying the stabbings of Jews, and to a recent statement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claiming that Jews are desecrating the Temple Mount with their “filthy feet” and blessing “every drop of blood spilled for Allah.”

“This is not new. It is just a new wave of terrorism and violence and this time it’s totally clear that the main approach here is a religious approach. Defending Islam from the enemy of the mosque, the enemy of Islam – against the Jews. It’s all about horrible, anti-Jewish, racist incitement,” Steinitz said, the Associated Press reported.

Israel’s new Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon echoed the same sentiment on Wednesday in a statement to the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council stressing that “only the cessation of the incitement will alleviate this dangerous situation and bring calm and security to the region.”

“Israelis do not feel safe walking down the street, they avoid taking the bus to work, and they fear for the lives of their children every time they walk out the door,” he said, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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  • Jonah

    Kerry and his Kenyan Sunni Arab president were the architects of this intifada. Is Kerry the arch enemy of Israel?….I may be wrong but watch his actions. This idiots term will be over in 12 months then some sanity will be restored to this maniacal world. But take heed, have they inadvertently ?…set the stage for the demise of Israel?….consequently Israel must desperately attempt to survive their frontal attack. In my opinion based upon everything these two idiots have done, while in office it seems they have set the world stage for the demise of Israel and Israel will be fighting for its very existence up until the last seconds before their terms expire.

  • z

    Looking forward to the day (hopefully soon) when Kerry and the other Vatican/CIA stooges will pronounce that the deadly Jewish violence against the Syrians in Judea/Samaria is because of their construction of homes on that land and the pent-up frustration of Israelis of having to endure these Syrians on Jewish land.

  • Reform School

    Protesting the Vietnam war, a young Kerry staged tossing costume jewelry “medals” over the White House fence. Have oil sheikhs ever been shy about twisting world leaders’ arms, as wartime Adolf Hitler and postwar British Mandate taught the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem? UK ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, U.S. lawmakers of both parties and presidents Carter and Clinton take petrodollars to be lobbyists and spolespersons for the Muslim world. Just as Obama’s Muslim childhood colors his world view, can Kerry’s Iranian family not color his own? Can people with widely-diverse belief systems really negotiate in good faith [without conflict] on behalf of the United States? At what point does ‘political whore’ leave off and ‘treason’ begin?

  • jeremy

    This administration/regime (IRS, servers etc. merits the title regime) is one of the worst enemies Israel has ever faced, yet in its history.

    We need to change it from hamantaschen to kerrytaschen from henceforth.

  • Abu Nudnik

    Ugh. There has been a two state solution since 1948: Israel and Jordan.

    As for his disgusting blaming of the victims, let me remind you who’s speaking. A man with 10 fingers, 10 toes and 4 purple hearts he got in the space of 6 months in Vietnam (thus giving him a ride home) obtained through fraud and forgery; a man whose medals, illegally obtained, were stripped of him; a man dishonorably discharged who then went on to lie about things he’d seen in Vietnam he could not possibly have seen in order to launch the career of an opportunist so careless of his own nation’s survival that his own ambitions come first and always have.

    His ignorance is only equalled by his cowardice, from Vietnam to the Senate hearings he lied at, to his making a living by marrying rich women to his pathetic surrender to every party with whom he has negotiated. John Bolton called Kerry negotiating with Lavrov, Russia’s External Affairs guy, “A cupcake negotiating with a steak knife.” His behavior in the Iran question has been dishonest, cowardly and profoundly stupid.

    If only he heard the words of the imams in the mosques calling for butchering Jews. This has nothing whatsoever with Jews having children and needing more housing, as if that were a crime, but raw murderous Jew-hatred, which Kerry shares. The incitement comes from the PA, from PA radio and television and from the mosque. If the “enticement” is that Jews live, there is no negotiation possible. The three state solution which Kerry dishonestly calls two-state, is not possible, now or ever. And Caroline Glick’s solution just fell through a trap door with a rope around its neck to, by the way.

  • Jeff Davis

    Typical Kerry response!

    The Obama administration will always blame Israel.

    I am so fatigued by Obama’s predictable responses. It’s always the Jews that are wrong when it comes to Obama/Kerry. Can’t wait for Obama to get out and go back home to his antiseptic world in Chicago Reverend Wright. What a waste of 8 years.

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