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
Maybe the hot young bloods in Iran's Revolutionary Guards will insist on an immediate counter attack, but Egypt bided its time, built up its strength, and didn't attack for 6 years. Although a Russian has just claimed that there was a conspiracy including the US, Egypt and Israel to allow the attack so Syria could be disarmed, most of us thought that Israel was caught napping and unprepared and almost lost until Kissinger broke NATO rules and sent arms and ammunition. Iran's best choice would be to wait for revenge. Possibly taking action to shut off the flow of oil, causing high gas prices in the US before the election would by a benefit, but maybe not. In any case, there's no rush to destroy Tel Aviv: that can even wait 6 years.