John Kerry is in trouble because he privately told a bunch of Trilateral Commission VIPs that Israel could become an "apartheid state." The comments were released to the world by a reporter named Josh Rogin who had infiltrated the meeting
. (I'd like to know more about that
.) Ted Cruz is now asking Kerry to step down
and Barbara Boxer has called Kerry's comment "nonsensical."
In a sense, she's right. It is nonsensical to warn that Israel could become
an apartheid state. It already is
. I mean, jeez, what more does it have to do
to merit that label? Doesn't that wall count for something? The lack of freedom of movement
? The job
restrictions? The relocations of the Bedouins? The almost-psychopathic levels of racism
, egged on by religious zealots, which has become almost universal among the Israeli young? Seriously, what more does Israel have to do
to be considered an apartheid state?
Behold the state of current American political discourse: There's only one topic that can make teammates of Boxer and Cruz. Guess which.
Behold the state of current American political discourse: Nobody in the establishment slammed Kerry for his lies about Russia, Ukraine and Syria. But they are going after him because he dared to inch toward a truth that everyone in the world knows full well -- and which many people in Israel are perfectly willing to admit.