The Israeli people are our friends and, hopefully, the country will always be our ally, but Israel is on the wrong side of history and continues to fail to act in its own self-interest. Call it an occupation, apartheid, or even Jim Crow; call it what you want, but peace only comes through reconciliation. Anything else is suppression.
Kerry’s speech is three years overdue and, with the illegitimate Presidency of Trump waiting in the wings, the speech means little in the short run. But in the long run, it sets a precedent and clearly defines an alternative path to the one Trump will follow.