U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets students at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Kerry is on a three-day visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

British Government Smacks Down John Kerry Over His Israel Speech

Democrats have been pointing out that the British voted for the UN resolution about Israeli settlements as proof that our allies were okay with it. They’d prefer you not look at the pretty significant smackdown of John Kerry by the British government.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said it was inappropriate of Mr Kerry, America’s top diplomat, to attack the make-up of the democratically-elected Israeli government – a key ally of both the US and Britain.

Downing Street also rebuked Mr Kerry for focusing on the single issue of Israeli settlements and not the whole conflict.

Intervening in the increasingly hostile international dispute today, a spokesman for the British Prime Minister said: ‘We do not… believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex.

‘And we do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an ally.’

‘The Government believes that negotiations will only succeed when they are conducted between the two parties, supported by the international community.’

Democrats and Republicans alike in Washington have rebuked Kerry for saying Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, but not both. Now the British are going after him too.

And in all honesty, how is that not racist? Would Kerry ever say a country can be all Arab or democratic, but not both? Would he? Would he say a country can either be all Muslim or democratic, but not both? Of course he would not.

Good on the British for calling out the pompous jackass.

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