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
Confusing isn't it. God also the land of Canaan to all of Abraham's descendants, and that would include Ishmael. Then God really threw Jews for a loop when he declared in Judges 2:21-23 I WILL NOT EVICT ANY OF THE NATIONS WHICH JOSHUA LEFT WHEN HE DIED. You know from the Bible that the Jebusites where already in Palestine when the Israelites arrived. The Jebusites had built Jerusalem and occupied it for 100 years after the Israelites arrival. So, when God made his vow not to evict any nation, the Jebusites were still there. In the academic world, many notable scholars and historians maintain the Jebusites are the forebears of the Palestinians. You probably know also that Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory is a violation of international law. Sadly, Jewish religious beliefs don't supersede international law. If international law had to conform to the beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism and Taoism, there would be no international law.