Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process Hypocrisy
There never was a peace process, and there's none now.
by Stephen Lendman
On February 1, Hillary Clinton ended her tenure as Secretary of State. John Kerry was sworn in to replace her.
Two recent articles discussed him. One called him a reliable imperial warrior. The other said he's Israel's man at State.
He was chosen to further America's imperium. He'll do what he's told. He supports global wars. He endorses unchallenged US dominance. Hardline administration policies will continue seamlessly on his watch.
Throughout his Senate tenure, his pro-Israeli voting record was impeccable. His support is unwavering. He endorses strengthening Israel's security. He values America's special relationship.
He backs generous financial and military aid. He calls Jerusalem "Israel's indisputable capital." He favors moving America's embassy there from Tel Aviv.
Doing so is illegal. In 1947, the UN declared it an international city. It remains so today.
He's no friend of Palestine. He called Arafat a failed leader and unfit peace partner. He supports militarized occupation harshness. He's comfortable with settlement expansions. He's silent about stolen Palestinian land.
Dispossessed Palestinians don't bother him. Nor does stealing their resources. He deplores Palestinian liberation. He supports wrong over right. He's against humanitarian missions to besieged Gaza.
After Israel's May 2010 Mavi Marmara massacre, he said Israel "has every right in the world to make certain weapons are not being smuggled in."
Activists on board had none. They brought food, toys, stationary, kitchen utensils, mattresses, towels, construction materials, and other vital items Gazans need.
Other blocked and successful missions did the same thing. Kerry knows but won't say. Nor do other US and Israeli officials.
Straightaway in office, Kerry called Israeli president Shimon Peres. He spoke to Netanyahu. He contacted Palestine's illegitimate president. Israel rigged Mahmoud Abbas' election. His term expired in January 2009. He refuses to call new elections.