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
A mild leader like Abbas is not easy to come by. Israel should try to get a peace agreement with him ASAP, before he makes peace with Hamas (which will happen at some point). Hamas will be much tougher negotiators. The peace deal with Abbas should also cover Gaza, to be effective there when the Palestinian government regains control there. An agreement should be approved in referenda by both Israelis and West Bankers. Once this is done, I would get the IDF or Arab forces take over Gaza, uproot Hamas and the other terror organizations, and give the territory over to the Abbas government. That will be the end of conflict point.