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
This article states a viewpoint that Israelis are beginning to adopt regarding the U.S. neo-cons who haven't found a war in the middle east that they don't love and the Christian right, whose actual wishes are not so different from the Mullahs in Iran - the violent destruction of the Jewish religion and the people who do not convert to their respective religions. Israel wanted to hit Hezbollah hard and quick. Israel's role in this geopolitical game was to hit them hard; our role was to make certain that it was quick. Unfortunately, our president and his circle of advisors were clueless. As a result of our government?s incompetence, just as many missiles are striking northern Israel today than at the beginning of the war, 100 Israeli soldiers and civilians and hundreds more Lebanese (many of them innocent) are dead, even the Christians in Lebanon are against Israel, and Iran and Syria are talking to everyone but us. How could we be so stupid?