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
While we can never understand what the Shalits must endure on a day-to-day basis knowing their son is a captive of a fundamentalist Jew-hating organization, Noam's statement is foolish. Do not blame Bibi for Hamas' crimes. It is Hamas who has kidnapped Gilad and holds him hostage and makes absurd negotiating terms, not Netanyahu. If there was more international pressure on Hamas, perhaps Gilad would be home already.