The following was written by Moran Azulay and published by Y-Net:
Following Israel's renewal of talks with the Palestinians, Knesset Member Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) on Thursday delivered a letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which she slammed his diplomacy regarding the talks.It still amazes me that Israel capitulated to this vile precondition.
"You have forced us into peace talks during a period of time that the entire Middle-East is in chaos, without realizing that by doing so, you have foolishly put us in an impossible situation, in which we cannot and will not make any concessions."
Shaked added: "I suggest to you that you perform your job in a much more effective and relevant fashion by focusing your attention on Syria and Egypt."
"Mr. Secretary of State – by forcing Israel to capitulate to terrorism by releasing murdering terrorists with so much blood on their hands that the United States would never dream of releasing them if it was their own citizens whom they murdered – you are not only being extremely hypocritical, but are actually dabbling in experimentation and gambling, by putting me and my children's lives at risk."
The MK wrote to the secretary of state that US's insistence that Israel release said terrorists is absurd, seeing as the US "refuses until this day to release Jonathan Pollard from jail, despite the unprecedented term he has served thus far."
How does one stand up for a country that refuses to stand up for itself?