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
Please - Israel does not have a constitution under which basic human rights for all of its citizens can be protected. And Israel does have a number of laws which privilege Jews over non-Jews. I'm sure that there are Jewish Israelis who 'despite incredible pressure daily stand up for weakened members of the society' but it was also the case in both Nazi Germany and SA under the apartheid regime, that members of the privileged population stood up and tried to protect the 'weakened members' of their societies. It is unbelievable to me that you or anyone can dismiss the efforts of some brave individuals who did what they could to assist Jews in Nazi Germany (and within its occupied territories during WW11) and who often paid for their efforts with their lives.