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John Kerry and Israel

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has declined to meet US Presidential hopeful John Kerry, saying he did not have the time.

Meanwhile, Kerry has jumped on the Israel bandwagon, blessing the recent Bush-Sharon understandings.

“I think that could be a positive step,” Kerry was quoted by The Washington Post as saying. “What’s important, obviously, is the security of the state of Israel, and that’s what the prime minister and the president, I think, are trying to address.”

Kerry was also quoted, in The New York Sun, as saying: “I’ve always felt that the right of return is contrary to the viability of a Jewish state, and that’s what Israel is.”

If he felt so passionately about this issue, how come he made no mention of it in his statement on Israel earlier this year?

Update: As reader Chaya rightly points out, it is due to his flip-flop personality. I like this phrase “flip-flop” when describing Kerry, since it is his constant flipping that would render him a flop as President.

Update: Ha’aretz reports that the Israeli embassy in Washington will invite Kerry to Israel.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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