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
After an Haaretz report, about 75% of stolen Jewish property has not been returned even after more than 60 years. To give you an example from real estate: The heirs of former Jewish tenements are often living far apart, in Australia, the US, Israel, South America and so on. It is not easy for them to make the claims. But there are Germans specialized in these deals together with an armada of German lawyers and notaries. They contact the heirs and tell them that they will never see the property back if they will not sell now and to them. They threaten with objections so that the process interval could take many years longer. As the heirs are often old and ill, they sell their property for a small percentage of the real value, sometimes not more than 10%. In this way, Jews are robbed for a second time of their property.