Israeli MP: Kerry Peace Efforts Driven by Anti-Semitism

Bashes Kerry for Sticking to Goal of Palestinian Statehood

Secretary of State John Kerry’s stock seems to be dropping more and more in the eyes of Israel’s far-right coalition government lately, but MP Moti Yogev took the anger about the peace process to a new level, overtly accusing Kerry of being driven by “anti-Semitism.”

Yogev, a settler and member of the Jewish Home Party, has angrily rejected peace talks in the past, calling for a full annexation of the West Bank “in stages” so as to preclude Palestinian statehood.

His comments on Kerry came during an interview with Israel Radio. Yogev argued Kerry was unwilling to compromise, saying his continued insistence on establishing a Palestinian state proved he is “not a fair broker and he is not fit to mediate.”

Yogev went on to condemn Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his maneuverings in continuing the peace process. Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett has also condemned the idea of a peace deal, saying his party would collapse the coalition if a deal was about to be reached.

Author: Jason Ditz

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