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
German Jews were also very loyal before Hitler...While I consider my highest loyalty to Jews does not mean I do not value others. If I love France it does not mean that I hate Englishmen. And as far as the loyalty to the United States, of course I am loyal to as it as well. Luckily, Israel and the United States are not at war, so there is no reason that the two are in such a conflict. If they were at war, and I was asked to fight Israel, I couldn't do it; I would rather desert. As far as the comment about Jews being able to handle jobs in the State Department, there maybe some issues there. However, I was not speaking on behalf of all Jews (as some people have the habit of doing). I was just speaking for myself. Of course there are Jews in the States for whom loyalty to America is greater than that towards other Jews. All I can say is, the table can turn around, and tomorrow we may be persecuted in America. Obviously, the only country that would consider helping us would be Israel.