The United States has long been Israel’s closest ally. That will not change thanks to President-elect Trump. But the recent actions of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have certainly done some damage.
Republicans and Democrats alike are angry about the betrayal of Israel demonstrated by the U.S. actions surrounding the United Nations vote on Monday to condemn Israel for their settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Conservative commentator and former presidential candidate Herman Cain appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” about the speech given by Kerry Wednesday in defense of America’s actions.
“The only thing worse than a one hour-plus speech by John Kerry is a one-hour speech by President Obama,” Cain said. He argued that Kerry’s speech was based on the “flawed assumption” that the Palestinians are even willing to live peacefully with Israel.
“Security is the most important thing. If you demand that the occupied area be given to the Palestinians, Israel becomes a sitting duck,” Cain said. “This is why Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israelis are simply not going to go along with that approach.”
Fox News contributor Eboni Williams added that the issue is really about the “recognition of Israel’s right to exist. Until that is acknowledged, really in Arabic, by the Palestinian people, we can’t move forward with this.”
Kerry questioned in his speech whether or not Israel could be both Jewish and democratic.
There are a number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan River and the 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 and it won’t ever really be at peace.
Moreover, the Palestinians will never really realize their vast potential in a homeland of their own with a one state solution. Now most on both sides understand this basic choice. That is why is important that polls of Israelis and Palestinians show strong support for the two-state solution.
Kerry soundbite that everyone's talking about -> "Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both." pic.twitter.com/95rwOKLk8u
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 28, 2016
Source: The Daily Caller