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
I think what the rabbis are doing is shameful for Israel and the Jewish values. It should not be allowed. But, how about all the leftist academia and other intellectuals who work and publish for the academic boycott of Israeli Universities? What they do is not only publishing ideas but also actions. The legal institutions of Israel should be careful in being careful and balanced in their actions against freedom of speech from any side.