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
How can the US believe that it makes sense to negotiate while Israel continues to consume the land? Bennet has expressed the strategy (which everyone except the White House has known for many years) very clearly . Talk while you build and make sure the talks go nowhere. On this visit Obama has provided ample justification for this strategy. But how on earth can he do it with a straight face? Does he think that Abbas is a fool? Or is he just playing along with the Bibi game of making negotiation impossible and then cynically blaming the other side? Well! At least Abbas now knows that the US really and truly supports the final steps in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. But what can he do against such a ruthless occupier?