Israeli Minister Yisrael Katz, "Kerry, Shame on You"

Likud Party member and Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry for recent remarks by first invoking the Holocaust before saying, “And now the Secretary of State describes Israel as an ‘apartheid state,'” Katz lamented. “Us? The Jewish state, [which was] established to protect itself after [it was] intimidated with threats of extermination?

Kerry, shame on you!” There are thing you just can’t say.” 

At issue are Kerry’s remarks claiming that Israel would become an “apartheid state” if it stopped conceding to demands from the Palestinian Authority.

Kerry also suggested that he might eventually unveil a peace deal of his own making with a “take it or leave it” ultimatum. 

“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second class citizens – or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state,” Kerry was quoted as having told the group of senior officials and experts from the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and Japan.