May 1, 2014

Israel, Kerry Is One of Your Best Friends

Jeremy Ben-Ami, CNN

The Associated Press

Pro-Israel advocates and politicians, breathe easy. Israel is safe once more from the threat of "apartheid" -- the word, that is. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has clarified comments made in a closed-door meeting last week, and he stated clearly that Israel is not an apartheid state. But Kerry's dire warning, and the future the secretary was predicting for Israel, lingers. That point seems lost amid this week's onslaught against Kerry, as members of Congress and Israel advocates raced to prove their pro-Israel credentials with their outrage.

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