Here is a barefaced lie from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry:
“One of the reasons I’m going to Saudi Arabia is that Saudi Arabia’s
initiative holds out the prospect that if the parties could arrive at a
peaceful resolution, you could instantaneously have peace between the 22
Arab nations and 35 Muslim nations, all of whom have said they will
recognize Israel if peace is achieved.”
Secretary of State John Kerry, Jerusalem, January 5, 2014
Now take a look at the Saudi initiative he is referring to:
The Arab Peace Initiative, 2002
…2. Further calls upon Israel to affirm:
I- Full Israeli withdrawal from all the territories occupied since 1967,
including the Syrian Golan Heights, to the June 4, 1967 lines as well as the
remaining occupied Lebanese territories in the south of Lebanon.
That’s right. Cutting a deal with the Palestinians doesn’t gain Israel
“instant peace” unless Israel also withdraws from every square centimeter of
the Golan Heights and what the Arab Peace Initiative terms “the remaining
occupied Lebanese territories in the south of Lebanon”.
Which is worse?
Option #1: That Mr. Kerry and his huge team of experts are so recklessly
shallow in their familiarity with the simplest of details of major documents
relating to the “peace process” that they honestly did not notice that the
Arab Peace Initiative requires full Israeli withdrawals not associated with
Option #2: The Americans know and are following the time honored tradition
that “the ends justify the means”.
And since we are already talking about the Arab Initiative, Mr. Kerry is
reported to be lobbying for the Initiative to be amended to recognize Israel
as a Jewish State with the caveat that this recognition does not infringe on
the equal rights of the Israeli Arabs.
That caveat is anything but innocuous.
it should be kept in mind that the position of the Israeli Arabs is that the
Law of Return, which opens Israel to immigration of Jews around the world,
infringes on their rights as it does not apply, by its very nature, equally
to Arabs and Jews.
Back in 2007 this position gained documented expression in a proposal for a
constitution that limited immigration to humanitarian cases.
The proposal was also designed to prevent most Jews now living in Israel who
have non-citizen status from becoming citizens.
Here is the text:
The Democratic Constitution proposed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab
Minority Rights in Israel.
15. The laws of citizenship and immigration will be established on the basis
of the principle of anti-discrimination and will define the arrangements by
which the State of Israel will grant citizenship to:
A. Anyone who was born within the territory of the State of Israel and whose
parent was also born within the territory of the State of Israel;
B. Anyone who was born to a parent who is a citizen of the state;
C. The spouse of a citizen of the state;
D. Those who arrive or remain in the state due to humanitarian reasons,
including those who are persecuted on the basis of political background.