US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta

‘Special relationship’ in trouble?

If ever the ‘special relationship’ between the United States and Israel faltered or ended, it would be a very good thing for the world. The Jewish military state has gotten used to unlimited, unconditional support -both financial and political- from its patron, but there is a limit. The US warned Israel not to launch a ground invasion, but it did. The US played along with the Israeli-written proposal put forth by its close ally, Egypt. But that was utterly rejected by Hamas, the democratically elected party of governance in Gaza, which put out its own requirements for a lasting truce. Of course, being totally reasonable and in line with international law, the Jewish military state rejected it out of hand. This week, the American Secretary of State John Kerry has been in meetings with other actors in the region and totally excluded Israel from these meetings. That made the Jews in Israel’s government and population very, very angry. A torrent of invective was unleashed onto Kerry and their patron state, America, and the response isn’t quite as unconditional as it had expected.

Members of the Jewish military state’s parliament, the Knesset, have made public statements about Kerry that would make any decent person blush. The more tame statements have been published in Israeli and Jewish media. The fury is largely in response to being sidelined and the implicit implications therein: it is not that important, is not a ‘rational actor,’ and it negotiates in bad faith so cannot be party to the resolution of its latest genocidal project in Gaza. The other part stems from the shock that the Kerry proposal did not offer Israel all it wanted and actually treated Hamas as an “equal” which drew out the most vile and shameful responses from the government and Jewish population.

That shock and infuriation stems from the belief of the Talmudic state’s belief that it has no “equals” in the world. The Talmud, the basis for all laws in Israel, is the holiest text of Jews, not the Torah/Tanach/Old Testament as Gentiles have been led to believe. And even secular Jews are taught that they are superior beings, the only real humans and the only ones with living souls; Gentiles are soulless, inherently evil, and animals. That is not an exaggeration or an ‘anti-semitic’ statement, as the passages of the Talmud, rabbis and scholars show.

This is the reason the state can commit war crimes and not bat an eyelash, have no guilt over killing babies, and actually eat popcorn and cheer when the bombs rain down on Gaza.

The response by the Americans is somewhat surprising, considering the Israel-enforced ‘special relationship’ with the Jewish military state. The statements being made reach a new level of criticism, and a distancing that many in the world have longed to see for years.

“In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy,” reported the AP on Monday. It went on to quote some especially histrionic and harsh language from Israeli and Jewish media:
“U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything,” wrote columnist Ari Shavit in Monday’s Haaretz, Israel’s leading liberal newspaper. “Very senior officials in Jerusalem described the proposal that Kerry put on the table as a ‘strategic terrorist attack’.”

And the hysterical statements weren’t limited to Kerry, US president Obama was accused of waging a “war on Israel” in the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth:

The third war is taking place now, and we must admit that the Obama regime is not giving up: An attempt to force Israel to accept difficult conditions in the Gaza Strip, including through the outrageous ban on flights to Israel. The ban was issued by the American FAA, a federal administration subject to the US secretary of transportation. As opposed to previous wars, in which the administration warned against an intifada or European boycott – it is now attacking Israel directly and openly, and trying to suffocate it.

This administration is closer today to Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood or to Iran, which encourage terror, than to Israel. This is an astonishing blindness, an abandonment of the West’s leadership and a cultural decline at an inconceivable magnitude.

This isn’t the first time Kerry is caught smiling at Israel while inciting against it behind the scenes. But not just towards Israel. This is also a betrayal of the moderate axis of the Middle East – Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia – as well as encouraging and rewarding jihadist terror, and a betrayal of all the real American values.

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