Yousef Munayyer: John Kerry’s “Separate and Unequal” Message on Israel and Palestine

Last Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a lengthy and impassioned speech on Israel and Palestine that will go down as a major moment in American Middle East diplomacy. Despite speaking for more than an hour, weaving together Israeli, Palestinian, and American narratives and outlining principles for a two-state peace deal, Kerry delivered a message to Israel that was very simple: “The status quo is leaning toward one state and perpetual occupation,” he said, and America “cannot be true to our own values” while allowing that to take place.

(Yousef Munayyer is a Non-resident Analyst at ACW)

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