Secretary of State John Kerry found his own unique way of marking Yom HaShaoh – Holocaust Remembrance Day – by proposing that Israel is destined, if it doesn’t make peace with the Palestinians, to become an “apartheid state.”
Speaking to the Trilateral Commission Friday, Kerry said that unless Israel agrees to the birth of the Palestinian state he is feverishly trying to midwife, it will become the 21st century South Africa, according to the Daily Beast.
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’s Mother of All Insults came just two days before the start of Yom HaShoah, which began Sunday night and ends at sundown Monday. Kerry, who clearly learned his craft at the Joe Biden School of Diplomacy, Subtlety, and Tact, suggests the Jews themselves are capable of evil on a massive, systemic scale.
From the Daily Beast piece:
According to the 1998 Rome Statute, the “crime of apartheid” is defined as “inhumane acts… committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.”
The term is most often used in reference to the system of racial segregation and oppression that governed South Africa from 1948 until 1994.
Kerry, whose peace initiative is not particularly welcome by either side and is currently falling apart, has become increasingly desperate in his efforts to salvage the talks, warned Israel in recent months that if he fails the country may face a new Intifada and a strengthened international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.