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
"They should investigate to protect Israel`s army. How can anyone expect their commission to be unbiased?" - Apa Do you think the army acted without orders? Who told the Army that the war must have few casualties? Where would it get the idea that the primary target would be the infrastructure and not the terrorists? Who allowed right-wing religious extremists to distribute literature encouraging troops to atrocities? Do you think the IDF is so lacking in discipline that Cast Lead was conceived and executed without political direction? Who made the decision in late September or October - while the cease fire was working - to start the war with an attack upon the police academy graduating class? Is it really possible that the actions designed to end the cease fire were devised upon the initiative of a field commander? It would be most possible to protect the IDF if the men who made the decisions were identified. In the end there is a man who might well bear the entire blame.