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 | 2 comments
Israeli (or Zionist supporters) regularly call Palestinians 'Pals" or 'so called Pals' or invented people etc. Yes, Israel is a recognised state but no other state recognises it as the 'Jewish State of Israel'. I agree that mindlessly insulting people is not conducive to problem solving but, given Israel's history of peace fakery talks whilst creating facts on the ground, I rather suspect that Israel will be no more likely to negotiate with serious intent whether it is pushed into a corner or feted as it once as 'plucky little Israel'.