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
David Teich, I would go along with an equal compensation for Jews who lost their homes in Arab countries but there is a major problem: The Jews say that many Arabs left on their own from encouragement to do so by the neighbouring countries who had promised them a short exit before they would return, therefore requiring no compensation and the Arabs say that many Jews packed and left Arab countries on their own from the effort of the Zionist movement encouraging them to come "home" to Israel to pack the land with Jewish inhabitants and therefore requiring no compensation. Since it is evident that nobody is telling the truth in both cases, this is going to be a very tough one to solve. I still believe that those who were really chased out should be compensated.