Monday, December 5, 2016

Kerry: Bennett's ideas are 'profoundly disturbing'

The Secretary spoke at length about his feelings towards Israel and Zionism, and his belief that Israel is headed in the wrong direction – and that the future of Israel is at risk.

"I do feel really passionate - genuinely passionate about Israel: the Land of Milk and Honey,” said Kerry.

Calling Zionism and Israel “the greatest story ever told,” Kerry warned that the State of Israel was treading down a dangerous path.

“But it’s not finished. The end of the story has not yet been written."

"There is no status quo - it is getting worse. It is moving in the wrong direction,” he said. "I have to tell you the truth. I have to share with you facts and describe to you why I am concerned. I come to you as someone who is concerned about the safety and security of Israel."

Specifically, said Kerry, Israel must confront what he described as a binary choice: to either permit Jews to flourish in Judea and Samaria, or to separate from the area and establish a Palestinian state.

"There's a basic choice that has to be made by Israelis - by the leadership of Israel. By all of you who support and care about Israel. Are there going to be continued settlements - continued implementation of settlement policy - or separation and the creation of two states?" READ MORE