No Israeli will be having any civil rights within the borders of a Palestinian state. The negotiators have made that plain. Yet Arab and Muslim citizens enjoy full civil rights within the state of Israel
Columnist Charles Krauthammer castigates Kerry for his misguided remarks about Israel potentiallly becoming an "apartheid state".
Once the Palestinians will have their nation state no Israeli will be having any civil rights within the borders. The negotiators have made that abundantly clear. Yet Arab and Muslim citizens are enjoying full civil rights within the state of Israel. Apartheid is Palestinian rhetoriek with which they keep the narrative of victimhood alive. And the arbiter of the peace process has now repeated that rhetoric in private when he thought he wasn't overheard. Kerry should resign effective immediately. He has damaged the cause of peace in a terrible way.
As originally reported by The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin: Secretary of State John Kerry told the Trilateral Commission last week that if Israel doesn’t re-initiate peace talks, it could become “an apartheid state.” “A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens—or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state,” Kerry told the group of senior officials and experts from the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and Japan. “Once you put that frame in your mind, that reality, which is the bottom line, you understand how imperative it is to get to the two-state solution, which both leaders, even yesterday, said they remain deeply committed to.”