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
Many Talkbackers have already explained that pleading "I was only following orders" is not acceptable. This soldier should not have followed clearly illegal orders. I am however much more interested in where his orders came from and how they were conceived. I clearly remember in the weeks and months leading up to "Cast Lead" both military commanders and politicians announcing casually and arrogantly they were going to laid waste to the Gaza Strip/ wreak destruction. The military and political leadership is carrying prime responsibility for the behaviour of their soldiers in the field and they should be held accountable for it!!