Kerry Goes Kerplunk


As the Jerusalem Post reported, in a speech to the American Jewish Committee, with Justice Minister Tzipi Livni applauding, US Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized

    And let’s be clear: If we do not succeed now – and I know I’m raising those stakes – but if we do not succeed now, we may not get another chance. So we can’t let the disappointments of the past hold the future prisoner. We can’t let the absence of peace become a self-fulfilling prophesy. The absence of peace is perpetual conflict.
    So I want to ask you this: Whenever you think about this challenge and how hard it is, think about what will happen if it doesn’t work. We will find ourselves in a negative spiral of responses and counter-responses that could literally slam the door on a two-state solution, having already agreed, I think, that there isn’t a one-state one. And the insidious campaign to de-legitimize Israel will only gain steam. Israel will be left to choose between being a Jewish state or a democratic state, but it will not be able to fulfill the founders’ visions of being both at once.
    And the consequences of failure do not live only in the distant future. This is not some far-off concern, my friends. There are also some very real short-term consequences to consider because the status quo is simply not sustainable. 
First of all, Mr. Kerry, let''s first think about what will happen if it does work.  Is a "tw-state solution" not only doable but is it good for Israel?
If Israel goes the route of the "two-state solution", it will return to indefensible borders while the Arabs have increased their potential for creating an intolerable security nightmare for Israel.  The pre-1967 borders were barely good then, for the weaponry then, but today and tomorrow?
The two-state solution also means Jerusalem, refugees and Jewish rights of residence.  Can these be accommodated, agreed upon?  Will Jews be able to pray at the Western Wall without Arabs above, on the Temple Mount, throwing stones, for example?  Can Israel be a Jewish state if tens of thousands of hostile Arabs enter Israel in what the Arabs claim is fulfillment of UN resilution 181, their so-called "right of return"?  They will surrender that?
Secondly, if you can''t get the Arabs to stop incitement and alter their education system and curriculum and overcome the threat of Hamas to the PA, who are you kidding?  Arabs are killing Arabs in Syria,, Iraq and all around.  Muslims are killing Muslims.  They will all of a sudden stop trying to kill Jews?
Third, the "Jewish state vs. democratic state", or the demographic-democracy threat, is simply untrue.
Considering the alternatives, past experiences and foreseeable future, Israel would be crazy to go the route you wish.
Your road map is nothing but detours and wrong-way directions.
The "either-or" presentation is in error.
It would mean a situation of kerplunk.