A key Israel Minister attacked US Secretary of State John Kerry for blaming Israel for the impasse on reaching an agreement with Palestinians. According to Gilad Erdan, “john Kerry is wrong because he is putting pressure on the wrong side. Kerry should be asking Abu Mazen(Abbas) why he is stubbornly refusing to recognize Israel as the Jewish state.” Please inform Minister Erdan that about 20% of people who live and work in the nation of Israel are NOT JEWISH! They are Muslims and Christians who are entitled to live in a country without having their religion considered secondary. In America, Jews represent about 2% of the population while Christians represent over 70%. So, how would American Jews feel if the United States of America were officially regarded as a CHRISTIAN STATE?
NO nation has this requirement in its relations with other nations Kerry is correct that this issue is secondary to the need for peace. Israel is entitled to the same respect as is any nation in the world! Ironically, if Israel continues to expand into the West Bank and absorb more and more Palestinians, the number of Palestinians in the “Jewish State’ might become a majority at some point in this century!