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
You claim that Indrajaya is "tucked away safely in Jakarta." Looks like you are tucked away safely in the USA. WHy don't you take yourself over to the West Bank and see how the IDF and the settlers treat ordinary Palestinians.Why don't you see how the IDF guards throw away the identity cards so that people are forced to go home.Why don't you see how Palestinians are forced to sit in the hot sun for hours before being let through the checkpoints. Why don't you experience for yourself the humiliation that is continually heaped on ordinary Palestinians? Why don't you visit a Palestinian olive grower whose olive trees have been vandalized by gun toting settlers? Why don't you understand how Israeli actions have for years raised the level of hatred?