US Secretary of State John Kerry is putting lives at risk by gambling on the
peace process, Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman Ayelet Shaked wrote in a letter
to him on Thursday.
Shaked began the letter explaining that, due to the
gravity of the situation, she “simply cannot be bound by the restraints of
politically correct wording” and must be straightforward.
Israel to capitulate to terrorism by releasing murdering terrorists with so much
blood on their hands that the US would never dream of releasing if it was their
own citizens 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,” Shaked wrote in the letter, which was also sent to US
Ambassador Dan Shapiro and Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.
Shaked, US pressure on Israel to release terrorists from prison, as it did this
week, “is made all the more absurd, cynical and vicious by the fact that [the
US] refuses to this day to release [Israeli agent] Jonathan Pollard from jail,
despite the unprecedented [prison sentence] he has served thus far.”
Bayit Yehudi MK added that Israelis would pay the price of releasing convicted
murderers, not Kerry.
“How will you carry the burden of the terrible
price toward which you are leading us?” she wrote. “You 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 wrote that
Kerry raised expectations to a dangerous level that could lead the entire region
to once again spin out of control once they’re proven to be
In conclusion, she pointed out that “the past four years in
Israel have been quiet and peaceful as ever.”
Shaked suggested that Kerry
“perform [his] job in a much more effective and relevant fashion by focusing
[his] attention on Syria and Egypt, where people are actually being
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