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
There is a collective security obligation to member states of the UN. And Israel more than any nation was a UN creation. The UN was unable to effect it's responsibility, because no one was prepared to fight with Israel against Arab oil nation armies. Thus in 1948 Israel fought alone - again in 67 and 73. Once Israel acquired nuclear weapons, the Arab armies ceased their attacks (Iran seeks nukes to allow Arab armies to resume them - thus it's leadership in anti-Israeli rhetoric and terrorist sponsorship). The USA level of aid has increased since then - to gain influence over Israeli peace process policy (and ALSO to make this an alternate means to UN collective security for Israel). USA aid to Israel is in lieu of the UN's inability to defend this nation, not to force it to adopt the peace policy of a minority of Israelis/GL's ends.