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 | 1 comments
"The Israelis are not dealing with boy scouts, but homicide bombrs." ".. a state of war." Saving Jewish lives is totally acceptable, by whatever means." "...killing everything that looks threatening." No morality, no due process of law. Instead, absolute conviction that the ideal of a Jewish state is more important than law or morality. Ah, the banality of evil. Israel has declared war? Against what enemy? Just considering the equation of a well-funded army with sophisticated weapons against suicide bombers informs one of the injustice of the occupation and it's likelihood of failure. The Palestinians used to throw rocks. That got them killed. No surprise that they use their bodies if that's all they have.