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
The right wing nutters and their religious cohorts face a real and growing problem with the Internet allowing people to be more informed and less controlled. Despite attempts by the Haredi to ban the Internet, Israel's children increasingly tech savvy are refusing to be isolated from the International Community and are refusing to be controlled by the religious nutters within Israel wielding much more power than their numbers suggest they should. Ahmedinnerjacket famously said there is no homosexuality in Iran. There are people in Israel who think the same, who are trying to silence all discussion about same sex relationships. I believe this shows there is hope for Israel.