Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.01:12 01.05.16 | 4 comments
The MI Chief is right, the world is turning against Israel, but not for the reason he cites. The world is sick and tired of Israeli violations of international laws. Are you unaware of the Spanish academic boycott of Ariel University. You must realize that numerous campaigns are developing around the world to protest the Israeli 42 year occupation of Palestinian territory, and against the building of settlements in the West Bank and the annexation of Jerusalem. All these activities are violations of international law, UN resolutions, and the 4th Geneva Convention, and thus war crimes. These protests, the UK trade unions boycott of Israeli goods,Turkish rejection of IAF in military exercise, the International Federation of Israeli Journalists dismissal by the International Federation of Journalists, , French Trade Union Solidaires Industries mounting Israeli boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns, etc., are protests against policies of the State of Israel: not anti-semitism.