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Former Israeli mayor blasts John Kerry as a 'very, very confused' or 'very dishonest man

David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. Image Source: YouTube.

David Rubin, the former mayor of Shiloh in Israel, blasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for making allegedly misleading statements during the "lecture" he gave Wednesday. Rubin made the comments while appearing on the Fox News Business channel.

Rubin's criticism centered on the demographics of Israel and what it means for the "two-state solution" many seek for the Palestinian problem:

John Kerry is a very, very confused man, or he's a very dishonest man, one or the other. I heard lie after lie after lie from the demographics in Israel, in which he cites this 50/50 percentage of Israeli population versus Arab population in Israel. It's absolute nonsense. If you include Judea and Samaria, we're talking more like, slightly more than two-thirds of Israel being Jewish and about one-third being Arab.

Furthermore, the very fact is that the Jewish population in Judea and Samaria is the fastest growing population in the world. OK, and when you put that together with the population of Jerusalem which is right at the heart, uh, right where Judea and Samaria meet, then you're talking a tremendous population growth among the Jewish population, which at this point is greater than the population growth among the Arab population.

So I don't know where the gloom and doom comes from except for the panic that he must have because I'm sure he knows the accurate demographics.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his own scathing criticism of Kerry's speech in a fiery response before the press Wednesday. The Obama administration finds itself on the defense against accusations that they collaborated behind the scenes to pass the controversial United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 that condemns Israeli settlements on land claimed by Palestinians. Israel has responded by announcing new settlements and pulling their diplomatic relations from nations that supported the resolution.

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