European Jewish Press: Jewish leaders criticize US Secretary of State Kerry for ‘outrageous’ comments on Israel-Palestinian peace talks
by Maureen Shamee
In a joint interview last week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Israel’s Channel 2 news and Palestine TV, Kerry predicted a ‘’nightmare scenario’’ if current peace talks break down. “The alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos,” he said.
‘’Does Israel want a third intifada?” he asked. “I believe that if we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis, if we do not find a way to find peace, there will be an increasing isolation of Israel, there will be an increasing campaign of the de-legitimization of Israel that has been taking place on an international basis,” he added.
“The Secretary introduced views that can only complicate the process. It would be more productive to exhort the parties to work toward compromise, rather than speculating on worst-case scenarios,” said Daniel Mariaschin, B’nai B’rith International executive Vice President...more.
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