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Israel's Man at State

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He "demanded a new, responsible Palestinian leadership, committed to ending the violence and fighting terror."

He wholeheartedly supports generous Israeli foreign aid. In the early 1990s, he wanted more than GHW Bush planned to give.

He always believed that America "must stand solidly behind Israel at the UN and other international organizations."

He favors moving America's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Doing so is illegal. In 1947, the UN declared it an international city. It remains so today.

Kerry calls Jerusalem "Israel's indisputable capital." In 1999, he signed a letter criticizing Clinton for not moving America's embassy there.

He co-sponsored the 2003 Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act. 

At the time, he said "we must ensure that Syria does not acquire and distribute additional weapons thereby exasperating tensions in the Middle East, raising potential threats to Israel, and undermining arms control."

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The measure was all sticks and no carrots. It combined punitive economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure.

It heightened regional tensions. It banned military and dual use exports to Syria. It was prelude to last year's conflict. Syria likely saw it coming without knowing when.

Kerry opposes Iran's peaceful nuclear program. He calls it "unacceptable." He says it compromises the security of Israel, the region, America, and elsewhere.

He supports Israeli attacks on humanitarian missions to Gaza. After the May 2010 Mavi Marmara massacre, he said Israel "has every right in the world to make certain weapons are not being smuggled in."

Humanitarian missions bring vital aid. Kerry knows it. So do other US officials and Israeli ones. 

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Blockading Gaza is punitive. It's not for self-defense. Around 1.7 Palestinians are collectively punished illegally for voting for the wrong party. Kerry wholeheartedly supports doing it.

In 2009, he signed a Senate resolution opposing Palestinian self-determination. He falsely claims Israel has no legitimate peace partner.

His appointment signals business as usual. Israeli interests will be prioritized. Independent governments will be targeted. Imperial wars will rage. 

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ISreal is mighty happy with that decision and they... by Sister Begonia on Monday, Dec 24, 2012 at 3:30:55 PM