Sen. Cruz says it is time for Kerry to resign

Sen. Ted Cruz called for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday afternoon, criticizing Kerry for reportedly telling world leaders that he fears Israel could become an “apartheid state.”

The secretary said in a closed door meeting last week that Israel might transform into an “apartheid state” without a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, according to the Daily Beast. The Texas GOP senator said he read Kerry’s comments with “great sadness” but that those type of remarks are precisely why he voted against the former Massachusetts senator’s nomination last year.

“I was convinced that as Secretary of State John Kerry would place what he considered to be the wishes of the international community above the national security interests of the United States. I fear with these most-recent ill-chosen remarks, Secretary Kerry has proven those concerns well founded,” Cruz said in a floor speech. “Secretary Kerry has thus proven himself unsuitable for his position and that before any further harm is done to our alliance with Israel, he should offer President Obama his resignation and the President should accept it.”

(Also on POLITICO: GOP slams John Kerry ‘apartheid’ line)

Cruz said that the term “apartheid” is connected too closely to discrimination in South Africa and that it had no place in the debate about Israel and Palestine.
It is truly a ridiculous claim by Kerry.  Between the Palestinians and the Israelis, it is the Palestinians that impose apartheid in the areas they control.  I don't think John Kerry has the intellect or the diplomatic skills required for the office he holds.

Charles Krauthammer agrees with Cruz:


  1. Hello Merv,
    In your opinion, what are the main differences between South Africa's apartheid state and the current situation in Israel/Palestine?

    When you say that the Palestinians impose apartheid on Israelis, what do you exactly mean by that?

    1. Palestinians will not allow Israelis to buy land in areas they control. There are no Israelis in Gaza. I don't see any comparison between apartheid South Africa where blacks were not allowed to vote or participate in government and Israel where no one is barred from voting and being a member of the Knesset.


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