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Monday, November 29, 2010


On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was "shocked" by what he saw on a visit to Gaza.

Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website WikiLeaks.

The emir told Kerry to focus on Syria as the path toward resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Kerry agreed with the emir that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a man who wants change but pointed out that his arming of Hezbollah and interference in Lebanese politics were unhelpful. Kerry said that Assad "needs to make a bolder move and take risks" for peace, and that he should be "more statesman-like." Kerry also agreed with the emir that the Golan Heights should be given back to Syria at some point.

"The Chairman added that Netanyahu also needs to compromise and work the return of the Golan Heights into a formula for peace," the diplomatic cable reported.

As for the peace process, Kerry defended the Obama administration's drive to use indirect proximity talks (which were only being discussed at that time) as a stepping stone to direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. He said the two sides should first agree on the amount of land to be swapped and then work on borders, followed by settlements.

Kerry also said that final agreement would have to include a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem.
"Any negotiation has its limits, added Senator Kerry, and we know for the Palestinians that control of Al-Aqsa mosque and the establishment of some kind of capital for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem are not negotiable," the cable stated, summarizing the meeting with the emir. "For the Israelis, the Senator continued, Israel's character as a Jewish state is not open for negotiation. The non-militarization of an eventual Palestinian state and its borders can nonetheless be resolved through negotiation."

In a separate meeting the day before with the prime minister, Kerry resisted the Qatari leader's assertion that Hamas was ready to accept the existence of the State of Israel, but he agreed that urgent action was needed to rebuild Gaza.

According to the leaked diplomatic cable, the prime minister told Kerry, "We need to broker a quick reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and move forward quickly on rebuilding Gaza… Senator Kerry asserted that HBJ [Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani] was preaching to the converted and told the PM he was ‘shocked by what I saw in Gaza.'"

In a telling exchange at the end of his meeting with the emir, the Qatari ruler gave Kerry some advice for dealing with the Iranian government.

"The Amir closed the meeting by offering that based on 30 years of experience with the Iranians, they will give you 100 words. Trust only one of the 100," the cable said.
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8 Comments:

Anonymous Infidel Task Force said...

Its all about the liberal brain.

BTW IBA....
The ITF published a new buzz word....kafiraphobia...take a look.

and I just heard the Oklahoma bitch judge sided with CAIR on the Shariah Law ban.
Whats our next step?

Monday, November 29, 2010 11:53:00 pm  
Blogger West World said...

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/30494

Please read this - it fits!

I have it on my blog and we need to spread the word.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:09:00 am  
Blogger Damien said...

Pastorius,

I'm so glad we had Bush for another four years instead of him. Than again, if had won the two thousand four election, we might not have someone like Obama now.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:37:00 am  
Blogger Damien said...

Than again, we might still be dealing with president Kerry.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:38:00 am  
Anonymous Infidel Task Force said...

West World
That article is great!! Thank you, I'll track back to it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:41:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

ITF,
Could you give me a link to the Kafirophobia article?

I'll link to it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:32:00 am  
Blogger midnight rider said...

I have it Pasto. I'll post it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:15:00 am  
Blogger Avenging Apostate said...

Kerry, why don;t you take that suggestion, write it on a piece of paper and shove it up your ass, you worthless piece of crap?!

And while you're at it, why don't you let us all know when you're gonna give your house back to the american indians and go back to wherever your ancestors came from? Not thinking about that? Why not? Aw! its only Israel that is supposed to make that kinda deals not anyone else!

idiotic leftist morons like this make my blood boil!@

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:21:00 am  

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