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
IF he or she is also an Israeli citizen.( Israel offered all East Jerusalem residents Israeli citizenship when it annexed the city. Most residents of E. Jerusalem rejected citizenship, however. ) Israeli Arabs have equal access to state-owned land—four-fifths of the entire country and in fact about half of the land they cultivate is leased to them by the Israeli government through the ILA. (Jews can not buy this land either - it can only be leased). In contrast to Israel's policy of providing access to its lands to both its Arab and Jewish citizens, Palestinian Authority's justice minister, Freih Abu Meddein, announced in May 1997 that Palestinians who sell land to Jews will face the death penalty. So, if an E. Jerusalem resident wants to build in Talbiot, he can become an Israeli citizen and do so. If, however, he wants to sell his land to a Jew, he'll be shot.