Realities of the Middle East

05/10/2014 12:00 AM

05/09/2014 7:10 PM

John Kerry has done little to undo the damage he continues to inflict on Israel (“Kerry backtracks on ‘apartheid’ remark,” April 30).

His protestations of commitment to Israel aside, it is painfully obvious, and has been for a long time, that he disdains the state of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

His frequent assertions of “both sides are to blame” make clear that in the century-old discord between Israel and the Palestinian territories, residents of the latter are by far more equal than the former.

They are coddled and protected, never having to make, much less meet, any agreements.

Kerry’s abysmal lack of comprehension of the realities of the Middle East — where, one hastens to remark, the only stable country is Israel — makes him particularly unsuited for the task of manufacturing peace.

— Frankie Schwartzwald,

Grand Prairie

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