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
It appears the cagy-old Druze Walid Jumblatt is the decision maker in Lebanon. Nasrallah needed his approval before dissolving the cabinet. Ahmadinejad in Tehran, spoke with Walid on the phone. And tomorrow Walid flies to Damascus to determine which pro-Syrian Lebanese official would be acceptable as the new Prime Minister of Lebanon. Nasrallah and Michel Aoun recognize that without Walid on board, all the newly acquired rockets in the Bekka valley wouldn’t be secure. So let’s once again raise a glass of the bubbly. For all those shrewd Lebanese politicians... who know how to stab each other in the back.