Former Foreign Secretary John Kerry was targeted on Wednesday for comments that there would be no peace in the Middle East without the Palestinians.
On Tuesday, President Trump joined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalif to sign the Abraham Agreement “start of a.” new Middle East. “
The next day, however, a clip by Kerry from 2016 reappeared, casting doubts that peace between Israel and the Arab world was possible without Palestinians on board.
“There will be no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world,”
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He went on: “I can tell you that without the Palestinian process and the Palestinian peace there will be no advanced and separate peace with the Arab world, which was reaffirmed last week after speaking to the leaders of the Arab community Everyone needs to understand that. It’s a harsh reality. “
The clip, shared by Udi Evental, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Policy & Strategy, went viral when critics slammed the exposed statement by the then Obama official.
“John Kerry with a Middle East Year 2016 takes what has aged like milk into a sauna,” responded Noam Blum, Associate Editor of Tablet Magazine.
“Exactly backwards. Noteworthy,” wrote Rebeccah Heinrich, Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute.
“Man … was anyone wrong about something more bitterly?” Pradheep Shanker of the National Review asked.
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“I was wondering why there wasn’t a single tweet yesterday praising the signing of the historic peace accords on @ JohnKerry’s Twitter account. Now I know. It’s horrifying to see how many foreign policy experts have got it wrong. But it is even more outrageous how few they will even admit it. ”Joel Petlin, a contributor to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, tweeted.
“The only thing more amazing than this clip from John Kerry is that the Democrats are currently trying to get the same people from this unsuspecting government back into the WH,” concluded Brent Scher, executive editor of the Washington Free Beacon.
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