On June 3, 2013, US Secretary of State, John Kerry, pleaded with the pro-Israel audience at American Jewish Committee’s annual confap. to apply all their influence upon Israeli government to accept a two-state solution to Israel-Palestinian conflict before it’s too late for Israel.
John Kerry who has Jewish family ties and whose nomination was unanimously approved by the Senate under Jewish lobby pressure – did pay some lip service to Palestinians’ right to establish a state of their own on the remaining 22% of their ancestral land. However, his entire speech revolved around the security and delegitimization of the Zionist entity.
Kerry warned American Jews that those believe the Israel-Palestinian status quo is sustainable and that the separation wall will bring security to Israel are “lulling themselves into a delusion”. He also told them the coming days will be crucial for both Israelis and Palestinians (meaning Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah in the occupied West Bank, as both the US and Israel don’t recognize Hamas government in Gaza) to agree upon Israel and a Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace.
Kerry warned that without a two-state solution, Israel will have to choose between its Jewish and democratic nature. He also stressed the need to recognize the fundamental aspirations of Palestinian people. Kerry also warned that Israel would be further isolated in the international arena if the standstill continues.
Many political aware people, however, claim the so-called two-state solution will never work because it’s against Israel’s expansion agenda.
“A Palestinian state alongside Israel has never been further from reality than it’s today. Negotiations for a two-state have again capsized despite Palestinian coup regime’s (Abbas’refusal to call elections after his mandate ended in January 2009) pronounced wish to sell off Palestinians’ core right (return of Palestinian refugees to their ancestral land) in exchange for some measly Bantustan areas,” wrote Snorre Lindquist and Lasse Wilhelmson in March 2011.