"I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes,"
HUBRIS: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.Apparently partisan questioning for political purposes extends to a long list of fellow democrats and members of the Israeli government.
Sen Barbara Boxer: "nonsensical and ridiculous", Rep Nita Lowey: "irresponsible, inaccurate, and counterproductive", Moshe Yaalon, the Israel Defense minister “Kerry cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians.” In truth the outrage over Kerry's statement has been fairly bipartisan, with both Democrats and Republicans coming out against him.
Kerry's apology was ham-handed at best, at worse, detrimental. But what is he apologizing for?
“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens – or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.”
Kerry might be a stuck-up prick as illustrated by his "apology", but he did not call Israel an apartheid state.