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
Nobody wants to delegitimize real human rights movements. The IDF itself sent leaflets, made cell phone calls and did everything in its power to avoid killing innocent civilians. Did these so called human rights organizations ever praise the worlds first military to do this for taking such unprecedented steps? They split hairs to try and find a single officer or soldier who made a mistake and published it the world over with the clear intent of delegitimizing Israel for defending itself. That’s chutzpah! They don’t worry about human rights because they didn’t even cry foul as Hamas rained thousands of missiles onto Israeli soil. These groups need to be exposed and I for one am happy somebody is doing it. Let the human rights groups cry out for the people in Darfur and other places where real crimes against humanity take place. Of course there is not as much money in that so there is really no chance of it happening. Stop with the self hatred already, its okay to defend ourselves. Its okay to live. And guess what, yes, although its hard for us Jews to accept, its even okay to win sometimes. Especially when our children’s future is at stake.