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Kerry’s false moral equivalence, by Stephen M. Flatow (JNS)

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Dec. 28, 2016

Like many others, JNS.org columnist Stephen M. Flatow sat at his computer with baited breath Wednesday waiting for Secretary of State John Kerry to explain the background to the U.S. abstention on last week’s United Nations Security Council vote. There were so many things wrong with what Flatow calls Kerry’s farewell anti-Israel speech—spending 45 minutes on settlements, and 45 seconds on terrorism; claiming the Palestinians “live under Israeli military occupation” when 98 percent of them live under the Palestinian Authority; condemning Israeli construction even within Jerusalem. But if he needs to choose the one aspect that bothered him the most, Flatow picks Kerry’s false moral equivalence.


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