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
Does Your Highness imply that since the US is killing Afghani and Iraqi civilians it is all right for Israel to kill Palestinian civilians? Would not any decent human being agree that killing civilians is a terrible crime and sin? Why does Your Highness disparage the gentiles? Who promulgated the Balfour Declaration in 1917, abrogating the Palestinian Arabs' right to sovereignty? After the British had abandoned the Mandate, who declared Israel's statehood as legitimate, pushing aside the objections of the natives? Who has been Israel's sugar daddy, sending billions upon billions, excusing all of Israel's atrocities against the Palestinians? Who, Your Highness, who?