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
For this to be a topic of discussion in Israel in 2012 is pathetic. These people seek to restrict the equal rights of women today. Today it's women, tomorrow it's non-jews, the day after it's foreigners and so on and so on....They want a theocracy in which they rule according to their interpretation of the Torah. It is way past time to create a Constitution in which all Israel's citizens are guaranteed equal rights. Judaism was the first non-tribal, non-racial system of laws and culture in the ancient world. The Torah was it's constitution. The "rabid-nate" have gone mad in their claims of divine interpretation of the Torah. It is time to understand and not be guided by "blind" faith alone.