J Street Israel director Yael Patir. Eyal Toueg

The Israeli Who Wants to Be the First Ambassador to Palestine

Yael Patir, Israel director of J Street, 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.

Yael Patir, 35, J Street Israel director for the past four years. Married to Boaz Rakocz, mother of Michael, dreams of being Israel’s ambassador to Palestine.

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