Kerry speech not well received in Congress

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz came out with blistering statements on Wednesday denouncing Secretary of State John Kerry for his speech on the White House’s vision of Mideast peace and his defense of its move to allow a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements to pass.

Rubio, a Florida Republican, accused Kerry of catering to “the demands of freedom’s enemies” in a statement. Kerry devoted “an entire speech to disparaging a country that is one of our closest allies,” he said.

Cruz, a Texas conservative, called the speech “disgraceful” and charged that “history will record and the world will fully understand Obama and Kerry as relentless enemies of Israel.” He also accused the Obama administration of having a “radical anti-Israel agenda.”
Cruz rejected Kerry’s argument that “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic,” but not both, and accused him of drawing a false equivalence between the Israeli settlements and attacks carried out by Palestinians.
“The greatest immediate threat to the future of Israel is not a stalled peace process, or settlements, but the abandonment of the Jewish state by the current U.S. administration at a time when it needs America’s support more than ever,” Rubio said.
There is little to no support for the Kerry-Obama Israeli policy in Congress and it is likely that the UN will also pay a price for its perfidy on Israel.

The Democrats were unhappy with the speech too.


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