Kerry Should Focus on War in Syria and Snowden in Russia – Not Jewish Jerusalem

Would be comical if this week, of all weeks, the United States were to comment on Israel approving construction of 69 new building units in the Har Homa neighborhood of Eastern Jerusalem. American Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting shortly, and while America faces an avalanche of terrible foreign relations and negative media coverage, let’s hope Kerry has the decency to stay silent on Israel.

Now, more than ever it would indeed be laughable if the Obama Administration were to criticize Israel. This week, when Russia and China have openly defied and disrespected America on a global scale.  After talking tough to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, America changed its tune and backed down when Putin refused to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. Putin spoke of America’s criticism as “ravings and rubbish.” It would be pure chutzpah for America to criticize her closest ally while Obama’s foreign policy is at an all-time low.

Obama, who has spoken of how America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” is now facing superpowers who stand up to the weak American leader rather than kowtow. And Kerry told the media (about Russia) he is calling for “calm and reasonableness. We’re not looking for a confrontation. We are not ordering anybody.” Mr. Kerry: Remember that with Israel, your closest ally in the Middle East.

While nearly 100,000 people have been killed in a civil war in Syria, the U.S. stands quietly. On June 13, the White House said the U.S. would supply weapons to Syrian rebels – and since then haven’t said a word.   Since then, neither Obama nor his aides disclosed details of the proposed aid. And he has backed away from proposals.  Maybe America should have the decency to also be quiet about Jerusalem.

So, 100,000 are being killed in Syria and America stays silent.  Someone charged with espionage is being harbored by Russia – after China let him go. But, a few Jews moving into homes in Jerusalem is something America should worry about?

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page