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
"Israel doesn`t have to lift a finger to put pressure on Syria. They are in a mess all on their own... Until then it is a good idea for the IDF be ready." Like other times, when an Arab entity feels pressure, it makes sense to attack Israel. Israel then retaliates and the story becomes "Israel attacks" and the original issue is lost. For example, HAmas and the PA were in the middle of the biggest round of violent infighting that the Palestinians have had in a long time. Hamas, as a diversion, starts shelling Israel. Israel responds. And now, the story is all about Sderot and Israel maybe invading Gaza. FOlks have plum clear forgotten that more Palestinians were killed by other Palestinians last month than were killed by Israeli military responses. Because of the tribunal that the UN has set up, Syria has a large incentive to attack Israel this summer. It would change the subject.