Last week, in one of his remaining acts as US president, Barack Obama abstained from a UN Security Council vote, which allowed it to rebuke Israel over the building of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories.
John Kerry continued the trend of criticism in a speech where he argued that the building of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories goes against the peace process, and that a two-state solution is the only way forward.
In a damning statement to the State Department in Washington, he said:
If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or Democratic. It cannot be both.
Columnist and author Kurt Schlichter, who once wrote an article encouraging readers to vote for Donald Trump, disagreed, and tweeted the following:
The Auschwitz Memorial Museum called him out on his comment:
Some thought his message implied that support of Obama and John Kerry was akin to collaborating with the Nazis during the Holocaust. This is probably not the best way to criticise government policy...
Schlichter however, didn't back down, and proceeded to argue with the museum:
Much to people's chagrin:
Schlichter went on to ask his critics how they felt about “siding with the people who refuse to recognise Israel’s right to exist”.
Others pointed out that Kerry and Obama's criticisms in no way nullified the existence of the state...
And others reminded Schlichter that criticising a government for its actions is, you know, okay.