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
Palestinians are approaching this whole affair from the wrong angle. They should not be demanding for ending settlement freeze but be demanding RIGHTS TO LIVE IN THESE SETTLEMENTS. That's the only way Jews will even begin to think twice about expanding into Palestinian territory. In fact, since Jews can live in Ramallah, Palestinians should be seeking rights to build in Tel-Aviv. Palestinians need to abandon fighting over every rock and go after what is immutable and cannot be usurped by any military might and that is civil, human and political rights. This approach will force Jews, yes, even Jews, to have their Jesus moment. Is one state really what they want - because that's where it's going and that is where Palestinians need to stop with this waffling business and make this perfectly clear. It's time for Palestinians to demand to vote, demand they be able to drive on the same roads as Jews, and so on and so forth. The "2 state option" is a scam of biblical proportion. Zionists started to give it lip service after it became impossible to achieve with the "new facts on ground" settlement campaign.