Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ADL Rips Kerry for Boycotts on Israel Comment; Said "Boycotts Will Ensue" If Peace Talks Fail

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today (February 4, 2014) sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, upbraiding him for a speech over the weekend on Israeli-Palestinian Authority peace talks that it said worked "to create a reality of its own," with his "tough talk," the Algemeiner website reports.

His comments relating to boycotts against Israel if the peace talks fail, the ADL said, will make it more likely "that the talks will not succeed..." "that Israel will be blamed if the talks fail" and "that boycotts will ensue."

For what he didn't say, the ADL pointed to the "historical amnesia" that forgets that it was the Palestinian side that has walked away from every previous international peace agreement proposal.

"In speaking about the price Israel will pay if the peace talks break down and Israel is blamed, you may have thought you were merely describing reality," the ADL wrote. "But as the key player in the process, the impact of your comments was to create a reality of its own."

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