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
It would be fairer all round. All Palestinians would automatically become Israelis and there would no longer be any reason to terrorise and persecute the Arabs. Jews could go and live in Joseph's Tomb if they want, and Arabs could go and live in Jerusalem. There would be no need for Israel to steal land or water, as it would all be Israeli land and water, for use by all Israelis, Jewish or Arab. Right of return would be automatic, and there would be little point in Hamas refusing to recognise the state that they were a part of. Of course Israel would have to become a secular state, as nearly half of Israelis wouldn't be Jews, but that's a good thing. No religious persecution, and after a few decades Arabs would outnumber Jews anyway, so there would be very good reasons to learn to get on together. Damned good idea, el pratt.