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 | 3 comments
Can we get some real commentators in Haaretz. No one can stop Iran. Just like no one can stop North Korea. It is a reality Israel and other countries in the area will have to learn to live with. Just as South Korea lives with a belligerent north. The real culprits are people like Ari Shavit who pretend that there is a military solution to stopping Iran. A military solutions to stopping Iran/North Korea entails WW III. The leverage is not big enough to push the world into that. Those who suggest otherwise are sidetracking Israel from pursuing constructive solutions: 1. spread its population centres; 2. address the Palestinian/Israeli issue; 3. encourage assimilation of the Israeli Arab/Palestinian populations in an integrated Israeli/Palestinian state (For those who do not understand words that are not explicit - encourage conversion to Judaism). All these are in Israel's hand. Obama is an inspiring personality. A credit to the American people. But Israel's fate is in Israel's hands. Israel will flourish. Ari Shavit will decline/has declined. That's certain.