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 | 2 comments
You let these terrorists load your country with missiles aimed at innocent civilians while you boozed it up in your Beirut casinos. You enjoyed French pastry and cafe au lait while they plotted death and destruction under your noses. You encouraged vermin to infest your home under the condition that they not disturb your dinner parties. You lived in a dream, in a paradise of fools. Now suddenly the dream is over, and you face the horror of the fate you've sealed for yourselves. Reluctantly you put down your champagne glasses and wail, "Give us Shebaa!" "Release our prisoners!" "Stop the violence!" You claim to be hapless, innocent victims. All you want is an equitable resolution of long-standing grievances. You extend the hand of peace. All the while, a vicious, threatening thug stands at your shoulder, belying all your peaceful gestures. Get rid of the thug first. Then we?ll accept your hand of peace.