WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains how Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech criticizing Israeli settlements was directed not just towards Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but to President-elect Donald Trump.
In what is likely his final major address (thank God) on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry outlined six principles for a final status agreement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday “disappointing” and said he looks forward to working with President-elect Trump.
The truth is that the Palestinians have had a number of opportunities to accept land but have refused it. They want Jerusalem. That’s a no-go as far as Israel is concerned.
The Israelis claim that they were there first and that Jerusalem is their capital. Ditto with the Palestinians. There are millions of archeological finds that indicate that Israel is correct. However, there is no evidence that there was ever a Palestine other than a vague reference in an ancient manuscript that Palestine was Philistine. OK, so what? Where is the archaeological evidence?
The UN started calling the Arabs displaced by the 1967 war that Israel won as “Palestinians” back around 1972. Before then no one identified themselves as palestinian. All these “Palestinians” are arabs, or descendants thereof, that sought work in the newly created state of Israel after the creation in 1948. Most came from what was then Trans-Jordan, now known as Jordan. They chose to fight against the Arabs in 1967 and chose the wrong side. They lost.
Sadly, the world doesn’t know the story and the phoney name. The world’s Left have embraced the so-called palestinians as some sort of victims by the evil Jews.