"At a Munich security forum on Saturday, Kerry touched a nerve in Israel by pointing to "an increasing de-legitimisation" campaign building up against it internationally and "talk of boycotts" if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict did not end. "Are we all going to be better with all of that?" asked Kerry, who is seeking a framework deal soon that will set a path toward a final accord on peace and Palestinian statehood. Steinitz seized on the top U.S. diplomat's remarks as a threat against Israel that would only encourage the Palestinians to harden their positions in the six-month-old negotiations, which have shown few signs of progress. "The things ... Kerry said are hurtful, they are unfair and they are intolerable," Steinitz told reporters." Reuters
"They are intolerable." Ah! I see. At last! Kerry is now unmasked as an anti-Semite. Bibi has said something similar.
Seriously, Kerry comprehends, however belatedly that Israel is isolating itself by virtue of its continued negotiating trickery as a strategy, its heavy handed occupation of Palestinian lands and its snarling hatred of the non-Jewish world.
Kerry is undoubtedly correct in his statements regarding Israel's destiny as heritor of the worldwide attitude towards South Africa in the "bad old days."
Can Israel turn itself around and actually seek comity on the basis of equality with the Palestinians? I doubt it. The hyper-nationalist attitude of revisionist Zionism is now so deeply imbedded in the Israeli electorate that the die is cast. pl