Former Secretary of State John Kerry was panned on Wednesday over remarks he has previously made that there would be no peace in the Middle East without the Palestinians.
On Tuesday, President Trump along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalif signed the Abrahamic Accords, something the president hailed as “dawn for a new Middle East” . “
The next day, however, a 2016 clip of Kerry reappeared, doubting that any 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 continued: “I can tell you that, confirmed within the last week, because I have spoken to the leaders of the Arab community, there will be no advanced and separate peace with the Arab world without the Palestinian process and Palestinian peace. “Everyone needs to understand that. It’s a harsh reality.”
The clip, which was shared by Institute for Policy & Strategy senior fellow Udi Evental, went viral with critics slamming the then-Obama official’s debunked statement.
“John Kerry with a Middle East in 2016 takes the one who ages like milk in a sauna,” editor Noam Blum responded to Tablet Magazine.
“Exactly backwards. Remarkable,” wrote Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrich.
“Man … Has anyone been more wrong with anything?” Asked National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker.
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“I was wondering why there was not a single Tweet praising yesterday the signing of the historic peace agreements on @ JohnKerry’s Twitter account. Now I know. It’s scary to see how many foreign policy experts got it wrong. But it’s even more outrageous how few of them will even admit it. “Jewish Telegraph Agency contributor Joel Petlin tweeted.
“The only thing more astonishing than this clip of John Kerry is that Democrats are currently running to put all the same people from this inappropriate administration back in the WH,” Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Brent Scher concluded.
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