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Mr. Kerry’s vainglorious diplomacy has done nothing to mitigate that dynamic. If anything, his sympathies and those of President Obama toward the Muslim Brotherhood are feeding it. We must not permit such folly to continue to intensify Israel’s peril, and our own.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. was an assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan. He is president of the Center for Security Policy (, a columnist for The Washington Times and host of the nationally syndicated program “Secure Freedom Radio.”