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
First off, the name "Ben Gurion" has copyright on it, and in case you haven't noticed, identity theft is not very well looked upon these days. Trying to jump the gun and draw a parallel between Begin and the Stern gang just doesn't cut it. The Irgun did not condone the Stern's use of 'presonal terror' such as the assassination of Count Bernardotte, whose plan was by the way strenously rejected by the Arab side too. Secondly, you ought not to harp too strongly on Begin's role in the Altalena affair. Ben Gurion's role in that affair was slightly less than impeccable, and Ben Gurion himself came to regret his attitude toward Begin during the Altalena affair.