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 | 2 comments
No exactly. Participation in violent confrontations to many young people is heady, romantic, and fun. It does not even matter, often, what the issue is or how one feels about it. It is all about the adolescent challenge to authority. Problem is, it has the potential for personal harm, even though many participants consider it safe, trusting the restraint of the IDF. But accidents happen. It is good to see this young lady accepted her responsibility. Most do not.