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
It's the same mentality that drives Israeli government thinking regarding "personal imports" of all kinds. Whether it's cars, appliances or computers, there is a mindset in which Israeli government officials feel a need to "protect" consumers from themselves. I've come across this over the years on a number of occasions. Usually when governments do this it's not about consumer protection but about protection of monopolies and exclusive distribution arrangements.