Israel 2014 Peace Talks a Charade? A story of threats, coercion and failure by design

Israel 2014: Peace Talks a Charade? 

A story of threats, coercion and failure by design

As many remember the on again off again shenanigans this time last year throughout Kerry's ultimately failed 'Peace Talks', between the two ...the Palestinians and Israel, it was clear from John Kerry's insistence (after being told repeatedly by both sides, that neither side would bend to Kerry's demands), that Kerry was carrying a personal torch for a dead horse.

Why then and even now, does Kerry hold a torch for dead end pursuits? 

As we all know, the results last year's Peace Plan rapidly morphed into another Gaza War, thousands of deaths and now, renewed terrorism in the streets of Jerusalem.

Some of the shenanigans depicted in this article were from actual events perpetrated by Kerry and his team of negotiators and continue ...the most recent, essentially supporting contoversial actions and events reported to have been ongoing throughout the 'peace process' (in other words, the United States and Kerry is NOT Israels friend as becomes clear as you read).

Recent events

U.S. official calls Netanyahu a 'chickenshit prime minister'
Obama administration official cited by Jeffrey Goldberg saying that Netanyahu frustrates the White House and State Department most.

As the ongoing crisis in U.S.-relations continues, a report by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg cites a senior U.S. official as saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “a chickenshit prime minister,” who only cares about his political survival. 

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett responded harshly to the interview, saying that "the prime minister is not a private person, but the leader of the Jewish state and the Jewish world. Such severe curse words against the Israeli prime minister are harmful to millions of Israeli citizens and Jews worldwide."  Source

“The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to launch wars,” the official said, expanding the definition of what a chickenshit Israeli prime minister looks like. “The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states. The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He’s not [Yitzhak] Rabin, he’s not [Ariel] Sharon, he’s certainly no [Menachem] Begin. He’s got no guts.” Source

Bennett criticized the Obama administration official, saying that it wasn't Syria's Assad, "who slaughtered 150,000 of his citizens, nor the leader of Saudi Arabia, who stones women and homosexuals, won the nickname 'chickenshit'," but the leader of Israel, "the only democratic state in the Middle East."  Source

Within the same time frame as statements from US officials surface, Kerry's wife surfaces ...


Kerry’s Wife Funds Anti-Israel Incitement to Violence

Secretary Kerry, a key player in the Israel-Palestinian Authority negotiations, has made controversial statements regarding Israel. He recently stated that the lack of progress in the negotiations was the cause for the strengthening of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terror group in the region, seemingly holding Israel responsible for the lack of an agreement.

In a separate incident, he claimed that Israel was on the way to becoming an “Apartheid state.”

In light of these new revelations, it seems fair to ask whether Kerry had been an impartial mediator in the failed U.S.-brokered peace talks. Source

You can't just make stuff like this up. As you read on, events that took place during the 'Peace Talks' until now, equate to something everyone should be aware of and following.

“Obama is a fool, and Kerry is an idiot.” 

“The Americans’ behavior has angered not only Israel, but all moderate forces in the region.” “There is no other way to describe [American dealings] than as a perversion of morality and diplomacy.”

Those were some of the nicer things one could hear Israelis muttering about the American leadership this week.

Washington Post
At first, Israelis were frustrated by inequitable American ceasefire demands and proposals that they at first believed were designed to protect Washington’s interests in the region and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

But then senior Democratic officials began commenting to the media, and the depths of the administration’s incompetence as regards Hamas and the threat Israel is facing became clear. Read more

Since Kerry's failed attempt to arrive at a peace agreement earlier in the year, the murder of three Israeli teenagers, and hundreds of rockets have been launched at Israel by Hamas.

In response, Israel has taken measures to end Hamas' reign of terror in retaliation, for the murders of the three teens and Hamas' accelerated rocket attacks and threats against Israel having rockets reach as far as Jerusalem and Tel Aviv now for weeks.

The Israeli operation known as Operation Protective Edge, into its third week has entered Gaza with ground forces and increased air and missile strikes at strategic Hamas targets which has left thousands of Palestinians killed and injured, notwithstanding displaced and homeless.

Netanyahu said Monday that Israel won’t end its offensive until Hamas’ network of tunnels under the Gaza-Israel border has been neutralized. “We need to be ready for a prolonged campaign,” he said. “We will continue to act aggressively and responsibly until the mission is completed to protect our citizens, soldiers and children.”

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri responded defiantly. “His threats do not scare Hamas or the Palestinian people, and the occupation will pay the price for the massacres against civilians and children,” he said.

Meanwhile, as Israelis have become wary of Kerry and the United States' true intentions ...Washington has slashed back at Israel's sentiments toward Kerry's failed attempts at peace and pressures put on Israel despite the reality of continued Hamas attacks throughout the entire 'Peace Process' until now, as Hamas has pledged there will be no peace agreement with Israel ever, and continuing attacks against the people of Israel.

Finally, Israel has reached the point they had hoped to prevent.

Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’ July 29, 2014 11:40 AM 

WASHINGTON (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A top Israeli official wants President Barack Obama to stop meddling with the Jewish state during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel criticized Obama telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there should be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“Leave us alone,” Ariel told Army Radio, directing his words at Obama. “Go focus on Syria.”

Obama spoke with Netanyahu Sunday about the rising number of Palestinian deaths in Gaza and the worsening humanitarian crisis.

“Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the President made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities based on the November 2012 ceasefire agreement,” the White House said in a statement, adding that the president reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks from Hamas.

Ariel told Army Radio that Israel’s offensive should be more aggressive.

“It was obvious that international pressure would mount eventually,” Ariel stated. “We should have acted faster, harder and with more determination. The rocket threat needs to be tackled. The tunnel threat is being addressed, but it is not enough.” Source

As evil spreads, with ISIS on the move in Iraq with no support from the US unless Maliki not only steps down, but a government satisfactory to ISIS replaces the current government, and the US coming to blows now with Russia over Ukraine, Libya blowing up again, and 47 million dollars from Washington going to Hamas in the guise of Humanitarian aid continue to fall into a familiar pattern with the US and the West in a role behind every conflict threatening Humanity ...including the US/Mexico border crisis.

As you go back through recent events and connect the dots, the obvious begins to unfold like a mosaic of pieces forming a picture leading back to where we are today.

Color Revolutions and chaos

The Syrian War brought The US and Russia to the brink of the first major confrontation since the Yom Kippur War of 1973 ...and now, Ukraine.


Recent events perfectly fit into the US-invented concept of 'manageable chaos' (also known as 'controlled instability' theory). Among its authors are: Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Polish American political scientist, Gene Sharp, who wrote From Dictatorship to Democracy, and Steven Mann, whose Chaos Theoryand Strategic Thought was published in Washington in 1992, and who was involved in plotting 'color revolutions' in some former Soviet republics.

To understand how the pieces fit in Ukraine and Crimea, its important to have some background on events leading up to where we are now ...its better to understand the relationship with The Arab Spring, Egypt and Syria.

Important read:
The theory of 'manageable chaos' put into practice Strategic
Culture Foundation Sergei SHASHKOV | 01.03.2011 | 16:20:

Walking through the series of events as they were unfolded through updates in this article and to date, where we are headed is essentially bringing us back to the brink that threatened Humanity in the fall of 2013. 

As events in Ukraine, Venezuela, and other distractions continue, it is critical to remain vigilant on events taking place around Israel.
By design, a house of cards being built over recent months is about to topple. 

Were Peace Talks designed to fail?

Looking back at collective events since mid 2013, one could almost assume ...failure of the peace talks have been by design.

The onset of the current Peace Talks began through formal discussions at the White House in July 2013.

Notwithstanding, progress has been lackluster with tensions increasing on both sides of the issue and international interests jumping in against Israel's best interest and national security.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayyeh (right) and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molho (left) at the formal resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in the Oval Office, July 30, 2013

(photo credit: Official White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy)

Obama: Less than 50% chance of Israeli-Palestinian peace
January 20, 2014, 1:27 am, The Times of Israel

Still, US president tells The New Yorker, on talks, Iran, and Syria, he ‘may be able to push the boulder partway up the hill’

'Chances are that the current round of talks between Israelis and Palestinians will end without a final agreement, said President Barack Obama.'

He made his remarks
during a November interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick, which was published online.

“‘Obama told me that in all three of his main initiatives in the region—with Iran, with Israel and the Palestinians, with Syria—the odds of completing final treaties are less than fifty-fifty,” wrote Remnick.

“It would be profoundly in the interest of citizens throughout the region if Sunnis and Shias weren’t intent on killing each other"


Discussions began in early January with Israel making clear its position on national security as the highest priority for the people of Israel.

On 02 January 2014 The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Secretary of State John Kerry and made the following remarks at the start of their meeting:

"I am determined, above all else, to defend my people and my state, and I will never compromise on the security of Israel and its citizens and on the vital interests that protect our future.

I think you know, John, more than most, how important it is to ensure the security of Israel." 

After an initial heated reaction to warnings made by US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier Saturday, February first in Munich, regarding imminent boycotts against Israel should they not agree to the US framework proposal, the Israeli diplomatic sphere was reminded of one of its most challenging threats.

Economic boycotts would in fact have an impact on Israel's economy.

Diplomacy has limited tools to combat boycotts initiated by commercial companies, says Foreign Ministry official: 'As long as Israel continues to build (in settlements), Europe will continue to ban' Israeli trade. Source

In addition, officials within the Foreign Ministry further warn, that as long as Israel ignores warnings made by both its allies and critics, the anti-Israel wave will increase.


Earlier in December, 2013 a senior EU official said that the bloc was considering cutting its annual aid to the PA if the current round of talks fails to end in an agreement. The EU provides the PA with about 300 million Euros in aid per year.


As well, the official was quoted by Israeli media as having said, the 28-nation bloc was considering reviving its plan to label products manufactured in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. Source
Having pause to consider the scope and impact following Kerry's earlier statement Saturday, and Israel's initial reaction, it has been said Israel is set to give its wary assent to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal as the basis for continuing talks with the Palestinian Authority through to the end of 2014, Channel 2 news reported on Saturday night. 

The TV report said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman are all inclining to accept the US framework terms, some of which were detailed by Martin Indyk, the State Department’s lead envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in a conference call with American Jewish leaders on Thursday.

Essentially, at this juncture, a memorandum of understanding (the US framework document), whose terms will not have to be signed off as fully binding by the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships, provides for talks on Palestinian statehood based on the pre-1967 lines with land swaps to enable 75 to 80 percent of settlers to come under Israeli sovereignty, relates to Israel as the Jewish state, provides for compensation for refugees but no Palestinian “right of return,” and does not go into detail on the fate of Jerusalem, Indyk indicated.  Source

However, after further reconsideration on Sunday, Israeli ministers sparred with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over peacemaking, suggesting he’s giving implicit support to a global campaign to sanction the Jewish state for its settlements.

A day after Kerry warned Israel of the economic damage sanctions could cause, Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called the top U.S. diplomat’s remarks “offensive, unfair and intolerable.” Israel, he said, “can’t be expected to negotiate with a gun to its head.”

Israeli politicians’ sharp criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry led to the State Department issuing an unusual statement Sunday imploring Kerry’s critics not to distort his words.


“Secretary Kerry has a proud record of over three decades of steadfast support for Israel’s security and well-being, including staunch opposition to boycotts,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki wrote.


The State Department comment came following a barrage of criticism aimed at Kerry for mentioning “talk of boycotts” Saturday at the Munich Security Conference while discussing possible scenarios if the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations break down.

“You see, for Israel there’s an increasing delegitimization campaign that has been building up,” Kerry said. “People are very sensitive to it. There are talk of boycotts and other kinds of things. Are we all going to be better with all of that?” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu mentioned the prospects of boycotts at the opening of Sunday’s cabinet meeting, but was very careful not to mention Kerry. Efforts to boycott Israel are neither moral nor justified, he said amid a growing public sense that the boycott and divestment movement is gaining traction.

Moreover, Netanyahu said, these efforts will not achieve their goals.

“First, they cause the Palestinians to become entrenched behind their intransigent positions and push peace farther away, and secondly, no pressure will cause me to give up vital Israeli interests, first and foremost the security of Israel’s citizens,” Netanyahu said.

While Netanyahu never mentioned Kerry, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz had no such reluctance.

Kerry’s words, he told reporters before the cabinet meeting, were “offensive, unreasonable and unacceptable.

It is impossible to expect Israel to negotiate with a gun to its head.” Sources


Earlier Saturday, US secretary of state made remarks at Munich Security Conference threatening boycotts against Israel at which time Deputy defense minister Danon slams Kerry's remarks saying that Israel will "not negotiate with gun to its head." 

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) reacted strongly to Kerry's remarks.

"No nation has ever given up its land because of economic threats and we won't either," Bennett said.
The Jerusalem Post

JERUSALEM — A chorus of Israeli politicians warned Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday that they would not be bullied into a peace deal with the Palestinians by growing threats of boycott and isolation. Washington Post

Amid faltering peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli politicians and business leaders are forced to consider a host of international boycotts that threaten to damage the economy of the Jewish state, local media reveal. Source RT

Kerry said failure to reach a peace deal would damage Israel’s capacity to be “a democratic state with the particular special Jewish character that is a central part of the narrative and of the future.”

However, between the two parties, any agreement at all is far from coming together. Source 

Threats and coercion

Al-Qaida has managed to recover from the wave of U.S. assassinations of its senior leaders, including Osama bin Laden, and begun to reestablish itself throughout the Middle East, while concentrating most of its power and efforts in the Syrian civil war. 

The organization’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, considers the Syria-Israel border in the Golan Heights a staging ground for Jihadist activity against Israeli targets – activity that is expected to increase if Al-Qaida and groups affiliated with it manage to win their struggle against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

This, as Israel prepares for rocket attacks and unprecedented high tensions in Lebanon, Gaza and Syria, while John Kerry (so far) has failed to achieve even a 'frame work' for peace negotiations despite attempts through coercive strong arm tactics.


'Recently, four rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon, with two landing in open areas near the town of Kiryat Shmona. The missiles landed in open areas and caused no damage, but shocked the country after several years of relative calm along the northern front.'

“The Government of Israel holds the Lebanese government responsible for the escalation of violence in recent weeks,” Prosor wrote. “In addition to the wave of rockets, armed fighters have been firing across the Blue Line into northern Israel throughout the month of December. And just last week, a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces shot and killed an Israeli, Shlomi Cohen, while he was driving in a civilian vehicle inside Israel.”

The ambassador highlighted Hezbollah’s presence in Lebanon and noted that its military use of the area near the border with Israel is a war crime.

“In direct violation of international law, Hezbollah has stationed tens of thousands of missiles and rockets in the heart of Southern Lebanon’s civilian population,” he wrote. “Hezbollah is committing a double war crime; first by using Lebanese civilians as human shields and second by targeting Israeli citizens.” Read More say the least, at this juncture the matter and status of 'Peace Talks' being orchestrated by the United States is nothing less than grave in all aspects.

Amid all else, as Israel has faced threats from Hezbollah, rocket attacks from Gaza and economic sanctions as blackmail ...back alley type arm twisting has been a part of the Kerry plan revealed by none other than Palestine. negotiators.

Kerry was to "force" Israel on a deal

The scenario intended by the Kerry team earlier in January was to be crammed down Israel's and Prime Minister Netanyahu's throat spells out nothing less than all hell to break loose sooner than later ...a game changer for all of Humanity.

Kerry's failed 'US 'offensive' was aimed for a January interim agreement, Jerusalem internationally managed, Israeli withdrawals and 'earned' Jewishness.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiating team revealed some contents of the secretive peace talks it has been holding with Israel, under American auspices.

Concerning Jerusalem, Yedid reveals that discussions revolve around proposals following the model of the Vatican, whereby the Old City and the Temple Mount would be a sort of autonomous region under joint international management, including Israeli and PA representatives.

"Earning" a Jewish state

Analyst Mark Langfan describes the plan as a "death-trap" for Israel. Langfan notes the plan doesn't even meet the minimum "defensible" Israeli borders as determined by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (USJCoS) in 1967, even according to military realities of that time.

The Arab League has so far followed PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's lead in rejecting the plan.

The PA sources claim that Abbas's official refusal to recognize Israel as the Jewish state stems from "concerns" that Israeli Arabs enjoying citizenship in Israel will be included as part of a Palestinian state. Abbas has already declared no Jews will be allowed in a future "Palestine."

The proposed agreement would reportedly force Israel to obligate itself through guarantees that it will not compromise the status of Israeli Arabs, and in doing so begin "earning" PA recognition of Israel as the state of the Jews. Read more

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation  that there will be "no peace between us and Israel" without eastern Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state, the Ma’an news agency reported.


Speaking to a delegation from Jerusalem in his office in Ramallah, Abbas highlighted that the Arab Follow-up Committee would reiterate this stance during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

"He will be told that occupied East Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Palestine, and without this there will be no peace between us and Israel," Abbas declared.

“Hamas and its Palestinian allies will in any case never accept Israel’s right to exist. So even if Abbas today gets 100 percent of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem to establish a Palestinian state, Hamas, which represents a substantial part of the Palestinian population, will continue to fight to ‘liberate the rest of Palestine.”
02/04/2014 22:02 The Jerusalem Post

The current round of negotiations has been limited to nine months after which "we are free to do whatever we want," he said, highlighting that, "the time frame is limited and not open, and our unanimous position isn't secret."Arutz Sheva 1/12/2014

This is the key that puts everything in perspective

Jordanian MPs: No peace deal with ‘deceitful’ Jews February 7, 2014, 1:44 am Times of Israel

 Parliamentarians cite religious sources to ‘prove’ Palestinian right to all land, impossibility of reconciliation with Israel

In a parliamentary session dedicated to peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Jordanian lawmakers turned to Christian and Islamic sources to buttress claims that no accord would be reached, and framed the conflict with Israel as an age-old religious battle.

“There is a dispute of faith between Judaism, on the one hand, and Islam and Christianity on the other,” MP Muhammad Al-Badri said at the session on Monday, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “Therefore, no solutions will be achieved here – neither by John Kerry, nor by anybody else.”

The challenge that Kerry and 'all the kings horses and all the kings men' face with all their armies and conventional wisdom is beyond anything 'diplomacy' will resolve.

So Why Was John Kerry Pushing Forward With Talks? 

Despite the threats and coercion, there is a reason for the never ending failure of efforts for peace in the Middle East presently (and always have been), in vain.

It is important to understand why, and what will be the outcome beyond what the powers that be want you to believe. Having the proper perspective can mean the difference between life and death for you.

"'Because they lead my people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth.'  Ezekiel 13:10-11

As tensions flare in the region, for people world wide, the Palestinian issue and a never ending peace process remains on the top of the list of issues against Israel
Unfortunately, despite going through the motions as parties on both sides have clearly stated their reasons why ...the peace global powers are seeking, for their own reasons, will never be achieved.

Something to think about 

Any reasonable solution for peace with Israel cannot be realized through a constant barrage of rockets and terrorism without the expectation of retaliation any more so than if the same occurred against China, Russia, the United States, France, United Kingdom or any other country.

'From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. 11 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace. 12 Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the LORD'. Jeremiah 8:10-12

And so it has been since nearly the beginning of time.

 Watch out that no one deceives you! Matthew 24


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