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WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem

Chad Brady (admin)
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On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was “shocked” by what he saw on a visit to Gaza.

Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website WikiLeaks.

The emir told Kerry to focus on Syria as the path toward resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Kerry agreed with the emir that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a man who wants change but pointed out that his arming of Hezbollah and interference in Lebanese politics were unhelpful. Kerry said that Assad “needs to make a bolder move and take risks” for peace, and that he should be “more statesman-like.” Kerry also agreed with the emir that the Golan Heights should be given back to Syria at some point.

Full Story: WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem – By Josh Rogin | The Cable

  • photoallan

    Kerry is an ignorant ass. Israel has always complied with UN truces, etc. To give back the strategic Golan Heights, that Syria used to rain artillery down on the kibbutz’s is OK I guess with him. That’s why Israel won the territory in a war. It’s now part of Israel as well as all of Jerusalem. Just add him to Jimmy Carter and Obama on the Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic jerks of the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Benoit/1847313267 James Benoit

    Kerry – STFU – Israel WON that land in a WAR – something you wouldn’t understand.

    Oh, and pay the taxes on your YACHT that your sugar Mommy bought you. You can play “swift boater” with it AFTER you pay those taxes. Ignorant pig.

  • libertyatstake

    Kerry still the dumbest Senator on the East Coast.

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Carney/600744266 Mark Carney

    What is lost in the discussion is that the Golan Heights run nearly 2/3rds the length of the eastern Israeli Border with Syria, it is also high ground overlooking the Sea of Galilee. But Syria would have to stop supplying the terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas for any of this to go forward. But we must remember the fact that Obama is a terrorist sympathizer in that he grew up with a Palestinian activist in college and really rallied for their cause, its in his Autobiography books. It should be no surprise that he hates Israel as president.

  • Passingby

    They’ve given away land before and it’s always backfired. What sort of idiot wants people to keep doing the same ineffective thing that cost them before? No. They should not give up more land.

  • Patrick Henry

    Kerry should cede part of his brain since he obviously doesn’t use it, or possibly part of Beacon Hill to the Hell’s Angels.

    Who talks like this?? Seriously, would Kerry like to cede half of Maine if Canada wanted it? Why would Israel cede any territory?? It makes no sense.

  • ArianaHuffingPaint

    THIS JUST IN:

    KERRY RETRACTION: “What I meant to say was that The Vatican should be returned to the Viet Cong.” I apologize for the confusion.