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
Everybody wants an adjective for their country. Many Israelis want Israel's adjective to be "Jewish". [As in "Israel is a Jewish country"] Unfortunately, a countries 'adjective' cannot be assigned through military might (unless the adjective is 'brutal'), nor by politicians (unless the adjective is 'clever'). The current Israel will never be a "Jewish state". Israelis should, though, decide whether they want to be a "Brutal state" or a "Clever state".