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Krauthammer’s Take: John Kerry’s Peace Plan ‘Would Have Given Hamas All of Its Demands’

Secretary of State John Kerry’s intervention in negotiations among Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority has caused more casualties, not preventing them, Charles Krauthammer said Monday on Special Report. His effort drew criticism from all, including criticism from a left-wing paper and the Israeli cabinet, which voted 19–0 against the plan Kerry had negotiated.

“Israeli cabinets have never voted 19–0 on whether the sun rises in the east. It was unbelievable,” Charles Krauthammer said.

Kerry returned from negotiations with parties in Paris with a proposition for Israel that “would have given Hamas all of its demands,” Krauthammer argued.

Krauthammer also noted the formation of a tacit Middle Eastern alliance among Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Palestinian Authority.

“All of them are our friends and want to see Hamas squeezed,” he said.

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