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
The very week after Hamas was elected in the Palestinian territories, Haniyeh was interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. He said in no uncertain terms, that because it's obvious that the Pals, despite their rhetoric, pose no existential threat to Israel, Israel should make peace based on the 67 borders. Then, 20 to 30 years down the road, after a stable "cease fire", time would prove any current refusal to recognize Israel moot, and the rhetoric could change. I'm glad to see Mr Rubenstein get that point. I only hope the rest of Israel catches on.