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
As Renan and Shlomo Sand have correctly pointed out ethnic Ashkenazim and other modern Jewish populations are descendants of convert populations with only mythological connection to Greco-Roman Judea. Palestine is the historic homeland only of the native Palestinian population, which is for the most part descended from ancient Judeans. The truth is not a matter of narrative.