Jan. 6, 2017
- It’s Not about the Settlements, It’s about the Terrorism – Bridget Johnson
Secretary of State John Kerry argued that if Israel does not stop settlement activity and move forward with a two-state solution, the resulting friction will “create very fertile ground for extremists.” But the fertile soils of Gaza and Ramallah, sowed with potent doses of incitement, have already produced bumper crops of extremism.
“We have consistently condemned violence and terrorism,” Kerry said, but it’s not what you say, it’s what you do to fight terrorism and prevent it. The White House supports a government that pays a monthly stipend from a martyrs fund to the families of Palestinian terrorists. The writer is a senior fellow with the Haym Salomon Center. (The Hill)