John Kerry at State: A Disaster for Israel

President Obama's decision to nominate Senator John Kerry as his next secretary of state will prove to be a disaster for Israel. The choice of the American Jewish establishment to vehemently protest the expected nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel while granting Kerry a free pass for his anti-Israel behavior follows a longtime pattern.  Hagel is a Republican who has a history of marking foolish remarks regarding Israel and has long been seen as an independent thinker on Middle East policy with a non-interventionist outlook.  Kerry, however, is the much bigger problem for Israel. Hagel as SecDef will be tasked with handling military issues.  Kerry will be in a position to effect policy as it impacts Israel, set an overall tone for the U.S. in the Middle East, and be a key player in future negotiations. When it comes to criticizing Democrats who are hostile to Israel, the Jewish elites have a history of weakness.  From Jesse Jackson to Jimmy Carter to...(Read Full Article)