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's not that we hate the idea of there being a Jewish people; it's that we believe the concept to be invalid. To us Jews should be treated like every other religion- no better, no worse. The fact that some countries treat Jews as inferior does not give Jews the right to treat members of other religions as inferior. As a former Bronxite (Kingsbridge), let me call on you to join me in working to get Israel to treat gentiles as the US treats Jews (completely equal with no legal or administrative differences).