Former US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recently published remarks about Israel’s unwillingness to end hostilities with Palestinians are only a watered-down version of the Zionist agenda, says Florida-based analyst Scott Rickard.
In the hour-long speech in December 2016, Kerry—still as secretary of state—rebuked Israel for being unproductive in peace talks.
“When the Intifada took place [in 2015] they (Palestinians) delivered non-violence in the West Bank,” he said.
“This is overlooked by the general [Israeli] populations because it is not a topic of discussion,” Kerry continues. “Why? Because the majority of the [Israeli cabinet] has publicly declared they are not ever for a Palestinian state.”
A recording of the speech, recently released by Israeli media, shows that Kerry made the remarks at a conference in Dubai attended by some of the Middle East’s most influential policymakers. It was not clear if Kerry knew he…