Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Naming the crime

US Secretary of State John Kerry committed a major faux pas today by almost telling the truth about Israel:

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, has warned in a closed-door meeting in Washington that Israel risks becoming an "apartheid state" if US-sponsored efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement fail.

"Risks"? Israel already practices apartheid - a crime under international law - and most of its citizens are just fine with that and want more of it. So when Kerry "warns" that a two-state solution is the only option because the alternative is an apartheid state where Jews oppress a Palestinian majority, he's missing a key point: that's what Israel actually wants.