Krauthammer: Kerry's Remarks 'Beyond Nonsense,' 'Resigning-Type Statement'

Krauthammer: Kerry's Remarks 'Beyond Nonsense,' 'Resigning-Type Statement'

On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer called on Secretary of State John Kerry to resign for remarks he had made in private that were reported by The Daily Beast suggesting Israel could become “an apartheid state.”

“It’s beyond nonsense,” Krauthammer said. “It’s pernicious and extremely harmful. What the Secretary of State of the United States has succeeded in doing in what he thought was a private comment is to echo and therefore to legitimize the worst of the libelous claims against the Jewish state. If there is one minority in the Middle East that enjoys the rule of law and protection and democracy it is Arabs in Israel. One out of every five Israelis is a Palestinian, overwhelming they are Muslim. There are Arabs in the government, in the Supreme Court, in all walks of life, in the universities.”

“There’s actually affirmative action if you are a Palestinian in the universities,” he added. “And to compare that in any way with the systematic discrimination against black Africans in South Africa is truly appalling and hurtful. I think Cruz is right. This is beyond something requiring an apology. I think this is a resigning-type statement. This is an injury to an ally that will echo because it will be repeated, and people will saying, ‘I’m not saying this, it is the Secretary of State of the United States.’ It is untrue. It is pernicious and it’s truly something that demands at the very least an immediate apology.”

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