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Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks Fantasyland Economy in Palestine

September 5th, 2013
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09.05.2013 original publish date
04.29.2014 update

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has an ambitious plan for the Palestinian economy. (Image Credit: AFP/Getty. Source: DailyMail.UK).

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has an ambitious plan for the Palestinian economy. (Image Credit: AFP/Getty. Source: DailyMail.UK).

Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks Fantasyland Economy in Palestine

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WEST BANK, Palestine U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he had a plan that would grow the Palestinian economy up to 50% over three years, increase wages by up to 40%, and simultaneously cut the unemployment rate by two-thirds.

[pause for hysterical outbreak]

“Secretary of State John Kerry has declared he believes a potential £3billion plan is emerging that could boost the Palestinian economy by up to 50 per cent in the next three years. It could also cut unemployment by almost two-thirds, and average wages could jump 40 per cent…”

— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, 05-27-2013 (Source: Dailymail.UK) (PDF)

The Caveat
Like all liberal plans, they have a caveat: They all depend on someone or something else to happen. Kerry’s plan, “all depends on parallel progress on peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”

Before investing one dime or booking that flight to the West Bank, I can tell you right now with 100% confidence that (1) the plan won’t work; and (2) peace between the Palestinians and Israel is like saying Iran’s nuclear power plants are all about promoting “Green Energy.”

I don’t know who buys into this fantasyland the Secretary is creating. If he can do this in Palestine, why not sprinkle some of that fairy dust back in the United States.

Kerry sets up his plan for failure as he knows there has never been sustainable peace between Israel and Palestine since the very beginning. He will likely blame Israel as why his plan didn’t work. Of course the Palestinians will have no guilt on their part. So, let’s take a quick look about the history between the U.S., Israel and Palestine.

April 29, 2014 UPDATE: Sec. of State Kerry did blame both the Palestinians  and Israel for the breakdown in the “peace talks,” however Kerry blamed Israel the most. It took a little effort to track down a copy of that article. It seems many media outlets moved, renamed or deleted it from their servers (example 1, 2).

Israel, Palestine West Bank, and Gaza Strip territories.

Israel, Palestine West Bank, and Gaza Strip territories.

Brief Background on U.S., Israel and Palestine
The concept of the Palestine Authority began in 1964 by (“then”) terrorist organization, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The Wikki page for the PLO has major issues and we would challenge its accuracy, especially the part that says, “In 1993, PLO recognized Israel’s right to exist in peace… and rejected “violence and terrorism”.”

The PLO’s original goal was to wipe out Israel from the Middle-east.

“By 1967, the PLO had decided that their primary goal was the destruction of the State of Israel. Over the next ten years, this goal was the primary focus of the massive terrorist campaign by which their reputation was formed.”

— Sources: Jewish virtual Library.org and infoplease.com from The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press.

The U.S. government is the single largest donor to the Palestinian Authority. From 2008-2012 the United States provided about $3 Billion in bilateral assistance to the Palestine Authority.

The Palestine Authority is an interim government body who, “renamed itself the State of Palestine in 2013 after the United Nations voted to recognize it as a non-member observer state (Source: Wikipedia). They have a Facebook page which of-course makes this all official.

There have been some 39 peace proposals dating back to 1946 to date between Israel and Palestine. EVERY peace-proposal has been broken, by aggression and violence.

Just recently, on August 26, 2013 the Palestinians blamed Israel for “terrorizing” them in an attack. Keep in mind that this is not an independent news account of what took place. It is Palestine’s version of what took place.

Israel said in part:

“A large scale Palestinian attack against security forces in Kalandiya…in which rioters shot at army jeeps, hurled washing machines and large concrete blocks from the rooftops left three Palestinians dead from Israeli gunfire.”

The Jerusalem Post

The Huffington Post via the Associated Press reported just prior to this event on Aug. 22, 2013, “Militants in Lebanon fired four rockets into Israel.” Since the Aug. 26, 2013 attack, Palestine officials called off current peace treaty talks. U.S. State Department spokesperson, Marie Harf said that no meetings have been canceled. Israel reportedly refused to comment on the U.S. statement (Source: AP).

Now we know that the peace process is set up for failure as history has repeated this for the last 46 consecutive years. Secretary Kerry can go back to the drawing board on this fantasy economic plan.

April 29, 2014 UPDATE: On April 27, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made some upsetting candid remarks about Israel in an apparent closed-door meeting. IPAC responded and called Kerry’s ‘Apartheid’ Comments ‘Offensive and Inappropriate.’ Kerry then apologized, but the damage was already done.


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