Cruz is right on!
On the heels of increased Palestinian terror attacks on Jews in Israel, the Obama administration once again drew a line in the sand — against Israel. And Ted Cruz was not taking the news lying down.
Sen. Cruz called for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry for comments in which he blamed the recent string of Palestinian terrorist attacks on Israeli settlement growth. The attacks have increased in recent weeks with at least eight Israelis murdered and dozens more injured.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that Cruz’ call for Kerry’s resignation was also prompted by State Department Spokesman John Kirby’s statement that Israel is guilty of acts of terrorism.
“Once again, Secretary Kerry and his staff have proven themselves utterly unfit for the positions they hold,” Cruz said. “Mr. Kirby should immediately retract his offensive assertion that Israel is ‘guilty of acts of terror’ or resign, and Secretary Kerry should immediately disavow these remarks or resign.”
Kerry justified his statement by stating that the widespread growth of Israeli settlements in recent years has prompted the violence and created a growing sense of frustration among Palestinians.
Cruz went on to say the Obama administration has proven in the past to be the most hostile administration in American history toward Israel. These latest comments by Kerry and Kirby were no exception to its treatment of the Jewish state.