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
Look up who is International Body with responsibility for the Geneva Conventions. It ain't Israel. Look, Cipora (and Jeff), this is really very simple: your argument means that you are insisting the the *players* get to tell the *umpires* just when and where the rules apply. Not so, otherwise *every* belligerent country would be able to drive a Merkava tank thru THAT loophole; just go WHAM! BANG! on someone, seize the land, and then turn around and say "GC? No, the GC doesn't apply here. I insist that it doesn't" Well, no, it's not up to the belligerent to decide. It came make a case, yes, but it has to abide by the umpires ruling. That is what they do when they become signatories. You'll find the *umpires* decisions here: http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList325/D86C9E662022D64E41256C6800366D55 and here: http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/ipresscom/ipress2004/ipresscom2004-28_mwp_20040709.htm and in UN SC and GA resolutions too numerous to mention.