Ted Cruz Calls On John Kerry To Resign Over Israel “Apartheid” Remarks

Of course, does it really matter? Obama would just replace Kerry with another far left incompetent. And someone else who doesn’t like Israel

(The Blaze) In a scathing speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for Secretary of State John Kerry’s resignation over his alleged comments comparing Israel’s policy to the “abhorrent apartheid policies of South Africa.”

“The fact that Secretary Kerry sees nothing wrong with making a statement comparing Israel’s policy to the abhorrent apartheid policies of South Africa,” Cruz said, “and doing so on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, demonstrates a shocking lack of sensitivity to the incendiary and damaging nature of his rhetoric.”

“Mr. President, sadly, it is my belief that Secretary Kerry has proven himself unsuitable for the position he holds. And therefore, before any further harm is done to our national security interests and to our critical alliance with the nation of Israel, John Kerry should offer President Obama his resignation and the president should accept it,” he added. “Mr. President, I would suggest the absence of a quorum.”

After getting beat up over his remarks, Kerry sort-of apologized Monday

For more than thirty years in the United States Senate, I didn’t just speak words in support of Israel, I walked the walk when it came time to vote and when it came time to fight. As Secretary of State, I have spent countless hours working with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Justice Minister Livni because I believe in the kind of future that Israel not only wants, but Israel deserves. I want to see a two state solution that results in a secure Jewish state and a prosperous Palestinian state, and I’ve actually worked for it.

I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes, so I want to be crystal clear about what I believe and what I don’t believe.

So don’t question him, you haters!!!!!!!!!!! In all fairness, Kerry has mostly voted in favor of Israel over the years. However, people change, and there are reports that Kerry is behind many EU boycotts of Israel, among other issues

First, Israel is a vibrant democracy and I do not believe, nor have I ever stated, publicly or privately, that Israel is an apartheid state or that it intends to become one. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that without a shred of doubt.

Except for when he said ““A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens — or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.” The tape doesn’t lie, John.

Second, I have been around long enough to also know the power of words to create a misimpression, even when unintentional, and if I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word to describe my firm belief that the only way in the long term to have a Jewish state and two nations and two peoples living side by side in peace and security is through a two state solution. In the long term, a unitary, binational state cannot be the democratic Jewish state that Israel deserves or the prosperous state with full rights that the Palestinian people deserve. That’s what I said, and it’s also what Prime Minister Netanyahu has said. While Justice Minister Livni, former Prime Ministers Barak and Ohlmert have all invoked the specter of apartheid to underscore the dangers of a unitary state for the future, it is a word best left out of the debate here at home.

Wow, nice apology. What is it with Liberals that they can’t simply say “I was wrong. I’m sorry”? Paul Mirengoff notes

Kerry has always been prone to over-the-top expression and imagery. If he hadn’t compared American servicemen in Vietnam to “the Army of Genghis Khan,” he might have been elected president.

But Kerry craved attention when he returned from Vietnam and he still thirsts for it. Above all, I believe, he wants that Nobel Peace Prize. As he feels it slipping away, his rhetoric becomes increasingly desperate.

He’s also working for an administration that doesn’t seem to like our allies that much, and a president who doesn’t seem to care for Israel.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Comment by John
2014-04-29 12:47:46

American Jews are one the the most solid blocks of the modern Democratic Party
American Jews know that the rightwing presents the biggest danger to the liberal beliefs that American Jews hold
If Ted Cruz were to run against Clinton in 2016 who do you think they would vote for ?
Who do you think American Jews voted for when Kerry ran for POTUS ?

 
Comment by Casey
2014-04-29 13:32:21

You fail to perceive how carefully-parsed that response was, Teach.

Note he says “I do not believe, nor have I ever stated [snip] that Israel is an apartheid state or that it intends to become one.” (my emphasis)

Nope, he said it would/could become one in the future. So in the narrow, strict sense he is correct. In the greater sense, he’s lying his ass off. I’s another “definition of ‘is’” moment.

Basically this twerp, like his master, thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room and can BS the proles into believing this crap.

 
Comment by Jeffery
2014-04-29 14:19:43

“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens — or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.”

So what Secretary of State Kerry said is true but the problem is he used the word “apartheid”, alerting right-wing radar. If he had said:

“Because a unitary state winds up either being a state with second-class citizens — or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.”

he would have been in the clear with the far-right noise machine?

Secretary of State Kerry explained himself well – let Israel decide if they want him involved (we know the answer already). Ted “Grandstand” Cruz is just making noise.

 
Comment by david7134
2014-04-29 14:36:02

John,
A good many Jews supported Hitler in the 30′s.

 

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