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
What a great nation the Israelis have. Most of the comments on this site are from Arabs. Its a shame that Arab people have no outlet in their own press (unless it is to criticize Israel). I don't blame Arab governments for hating Israel. Why would a theocratic dictatorship want a beacon of liberty and free speech on their border? Why would they want their people to see a free press and open discussion by Arabs and Jews in one place? Why be next to a postage stamp of a country in terms of size, while that little nation produces more opportunity and wealth than hundreds of millions of Arabs who only now are realizing they are slaves to their corrupt governments. And why would an theocratic state want to be next to a nation that has women in high esteem, and in leadership positions--even prime minister? Wake up Arabs. This article shows the strength of the Jewish nation because it exposes its weaknesses, and does so readily with the protections of a free press.