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
Having lived abroad for almost 20 years, I have never witnessed an entire population so inclined to lie about anything they don't like. You have absolutely no information that the Taliban fund J Street. You simply made it up. In doing so you disparage every Jewish American who is a member of and who supports J Street of being without morals, loyalty, decency, or scruples. You, sir, are a lying, intellectually dishonest Jew. J Street has 4 to 5,000 donors. J Street doesnt know the religions or ethnic background of them all but they are primarily individual Jewish Americans. J Street accepts no funding from foreign governments or foreign organizations. If J Street received funds from the Taliban, it would have to register with the Justice Dep't and the FBI as a foreign agent. J Street raised 844,000 in 2008, an election year, and have raised $111,000 so far (July) in 2009. Some 3% of their donors have Arab or Muslim sounding names. 3% of $111,000 is $3,330. You are a disgrace.