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 | 1 comments
Netanyahu didn't know? With all my respect, I don't believe it. The announcement that Israel would build 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem is not only unfortunate, but embarrassing. I support Israel?s genuine right to exist and defend its territory by all necessary means (I have visited Israel 3 times), but I don?t like the idea of building more housing units in any territory under a question mark. Not to mention this will fuel those who want to harm Israel.