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Kerry Forgot Rule Number One: Never Question the Sacred Israeli Narrative

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"One of those Turkish citizens was also an American, young Furkan Dogan (left). Perhaps John Kerry read the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) report describing his killing as a "summary execution."

Meanwhile the attacks on Kerry from the Sacred Narrative camp, were continued by Barry Rubin, Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center.

He tells  The Blaze...

"To call Kerry's statement incredibly ignorant, insulting to Israel, and counterproductive is an understatement. Those killed on the Mavi Marmara were terrorists, aiding a group (Hamas) like those who committed the Boston atrocity.

"Now he labels Israel as terrorist for defending itself from terrorists. Kerry's statement gave the Turks justification for not conciliating. Would Americans accept an apology from those who staged the Boston attack? Of course not."

US media outlets, spurred on by political conservatives, continue to search for "terror" motivations in the Boston attacks.

They need look no further than Israeli reactions to the Boston attacks:

Ali Abunimah wrote on his Electronic Intifada blog:

"In comments reminiscent of Benjamin Netanyahu's own on 11 September 2001, a senior advisor of the Israeli prime minister has expressed confidence that Israel will benefit from the 15 April Boston Marathon bombing.

"Speaking to US Jewish leaders, the advisor, Ron Dermer, praised Netanyahu's leadership before stating:

"'I'm pretty bullish about the prospects for strengthening cooperation with the United States. Support for Israel -- you all can tell me yourselves -- I see polls that show that its almost at record highs ... The American people stand firmly with Israel. I think they identify with Israel.

"'I think if you look historically, there's a big change after 9/11. I'm sure that after the bombing, the tragic bombing in Boston, I believe that people will identify more with Israel's struggle against terror and I think we can maintain that support.'

"Dermer can be heard making the comments in a two and a half-minute video tweeted by Haaretz diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid

"Dermer's comments are remarkably similar to ones his boss, then Israeli opposition leader, made on 11 September 2001 as the world watched in horror as the Twin Towers came down in New York."

The New York Times reported in 2001:

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