I am certainly not alone in pointing out how ethically tainted it is to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish State, since that automatically declares the minority population as something less than equal. Surely Israel is a homeland for world Jewry, a place welcoming to Jews from all over, but the Jewish State designation does much more and makes fair minded people wince. Surely the suffering of the Palestinians under occupation of their lands deserves greater recognition than this slap in the face. Beware Kerry! It will not play well on your celestial resume.
North Korea insists it 'regrets,' not apologizes, over mine blast that killed 2 South soldiers (AP)