Your editorial, “Kerry Adds Fuel to BDS Fire” (Feb. 7), rather than addressing the
issue, shoots the proverbial messenger. Secretary of State Kerry was stating
the obvious, that if Israel is seen as failing to reach a peace agreement
with the Palestinians while continuing to expand settler housing in the West
Bank and East Jerusalem, viewed by most of the world as illegal, this would
fuel an expanding economic boycott against Israel. Rather than chastising
Kerry, who opposes BDS, you should address recalcitrance within Israel’s
ruling coalition, which includes parties and individuals who oppose the very
idea of a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Manhattan