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
Saying that Olmert chooses national interests over personal ones is like saying that Ehud Barak is an altruistic team player. Olmert is one of the most cynically self-serving politicians in Israeli history (no small feat). He resignation was indeed in the national interest but was certainly not motivated by his selfless desire for the good of the country. There is no sorrier sign of decay than the fact that Israel's failed and corrupt politicians are continuously recycled and foisted upon a public that deserves far better.