Charles Krauthammer blasts John Kerry for making "resigning-type statement" about Israel

Leaked audio of the secretary of state warning of a future apartheid Israel has got the Fox News commentator fuming

Published April 29, 2014 3:40PM (EDT)

 Charles Krauthammer           (Screen shot, Fox News)
Charles Krauthammer (Screen shot, Fox News)

Speaking on Fox News on Monday, neoconservative pundit and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer blasted Secretary of State John Kerry for warning that Israel may adopt an apartheid system  if a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict isn't ultimately reached.

Such a warning, Krauthammer said, was "beyond nonsense" and was "pernicious and extremely harmful" to the state of Israel.

"What the secretary of the United States succeeded in doing — in what he thought was a private comment — is to echo, and therefore legitimize the worst libelous calumnies against the Jewish state," Krauthammer railed.

"If there is one minority in the Middle East that enjoys the rule of law, and protections and democracy, it is Arabs in Israel," Krauthammer claimed.

"There are Arabs in the government, in [sic] the Supreme Court, in all walks of life, in the universities," he continued, "and to compare that in any way with the systematic discrimination against black Africans in South Africa is truly appalling and hurtful."

Krauthammer went on to say that Sen. Ted Cruz was right to call on Kerry to resign, and argued that Kerry's remark was "a resigning-type statement" that demanded "at the very least, an immediate apology."

You can watch Krauthammer on Fox News below, via National Review:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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