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
It is terrible to notice the hatred with which certain persons considered those who do not share their opinions. What Elie Wiesel said is that Jerusalem is “the heart of our heart, the soul of our soul. For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics. It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture -- and not a single time in the Koran.” You can disagree with him but in no way could you say that he is an enemy for that reason. This way of condemning Wiesel looks like bad and cheap propaganda. If you really want to promote peace then you should explain your position instead of condemning Wiesel as an enemy.