But you don't have to be Jewish to distinguish between justice and injustice, right and wrong.
Bolton thanked Ateret Cohanim and the Jerusalem Reclamation Project for their support in building Jerusalem, which he referred to as the “heart and soul” of the Jewish State.
I love that man.
U.S. President Barack Obama recently treated Afghan president Hamid Kharzi to a gala lunch at the White House and showed the kind of respect that should be displayed to Israel, “our staunchest ally in the Middle East,” John Bolton told supporters of Ateret HaCohanim.
Speaking at the Ateret Cohanim annual dinner in New York Thursday night, the former American ambassador to the United Nations sharply condemned President Obama’s adoption of Palestinian Authority demands to stop a Jewish presence in areas of Jerusalem.
“People should be able to buy and sell property in Jerusalem, as in any other country and clearly peace in the region is not dependent on Israel making territorial concessions,” he maintained.
Following Israel’s announcement two months ago of progress in plans for building more homes for Jews in the Ramat Shlomo Jewish neighborhood, President Obama gave Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a chilly reception at the White House, and their discussions took place without the usual lunch or dinner for visiting dignitaries.
Bolton also said that the Obama administration has all but ruled out the military option to deal with the potential of Iran to produce a nuclear weapon, which it apparently is accepting as a fact, leaving Israel to deal with it by itself.
He said Iran is the “cradle of terrorism, [and] has been developing nuclear weapons for the last 20 years and neither diplomacy nor economic sanctions will be effective deterrents against them.”
Unless the Iranian regime is toppled, it “cannot be contained or deterred,” according to Bolton.
Regarding the Palestinian Authority, Bolton declared, “The Palestinians are being exploited by their own leaders and the United States should not force either proximity or direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians because there is no legitimate Palestinian entity to negotiate with.
“The United States needs to stop digging the hole that they are in because undertaking this huge diplomatic task that will result in failed negotiations will leave [it] in a much weaker position.”