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
Jews suffered plenty in the Middle East. That "they suffered no more than other sects" might be very little comfort considering there nearly no other sects left in the Middle East other than Arab Muslims. (Berbers who claim to be the true indigenous population of North Africa are a minority in every country. How did that happen?) Yes Jews lived in the Muslim world among Arabs. But they lived in small cloistered communities that fled massively in the 1940s. Even those Jews who did not go to Israel fled to Europe (mostly France) and the US and Canada. Why did they leave if they had it so good???