Arutz Sheva: Former Secretary of State John Kerry recently urged Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas to resist President Donald Trump, telling the PA leader to ‘stay strong’ and ‘play for time’ – while suggesting he may make a second bid for the White House.
According to the report, which has been confirmed by senior PA officials, Kerry has continued to meet with Hussein Agha, a confidant of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas who served as an interlocutor for Kerry and the PA leader during Kerry’s four years as America’s top diplomat.
Kerry, who left the State Department last January, has maintained contact with the PA leader via an intermediary, a new report in Hebrew daily Ma’ariv claims.
During a recent meeting between Kerry and Agha in London, the former Secretary of State and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee reportedly expressed his support for Abbas, asking Agha to convey the message “hold on and be strong” to the PA chief. more …
Opinion: John Kerry, who once said that ‘air conditioners and refrigerators are as dangerous as ISIS’, has never been known to think before he speaks, neglected to mention he and his wife have 5 mansions scattered around the globe that likely have more than a few air conditioners.
In 2010 Kerry channeled Neville Chamberlain:
“Let me just say that I am convinced, and it’s why I come back here, and it’s why I am engaged in this effort. I am absolutely convinced that carefully calibrated diplomacy, that if that is what we engage in, that Syria will play a very important role in achieving a comprehensive peace in the region and in putting an end to the five decades of conflict that have plagued everybody in this region,” Kerry told reporters after a three-hour meeting with Assad.
And his final parting shot to Israel in 2016, that will long be remembered with the most stinging effect, was that both Kerry and Obama abstained from voting on a United Nations Security Council resolution that demanded an immediate halt to all Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, enabling the measure to pass.
Resolution 2334 was approved with 14 member states voting in favor, none voting against and one abstention — the United States.
As if the refusal to veto the resolution, in effect throwing Israel under the bus, wasn’t enough, Kerry defended the administration’s actions and went on to make outrageous claims about Obama’s commitment to Israel:
Here is a beauty…
“On this point, I want to be very clear. No American administration has done more for Israel’s security than Barack Obama’s.”
If Kerry is planning to run for president in 2020, it will be the best news Republicans could hope for.