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Gospel Spice
How should we understand today's Middle East? | Joel Rosenberg, part 2

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 47:54


Episode 110 – In the wake of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, how are we to understand the Middle East today? How should Western Christians approach Israel and all things Jewish? What about Bible prophecy in light of the Jewish state today? Who are the enemies and the allies of the West, and of Israel, in the Middle East today? Stephanie is joined again by Joel Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books with nearly 5 million copies in print. This is part 2 of Joel Rosenberg's exclusive interview with Stephanie. Make sure to first listen to part 1, episode 109! An evangelical Christian, dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and global influencer living in Jerusalem, Joel Rosenberg embodies the Gospel Spice mission to inspire you to taste and see that the Lord is good, through an in-depth experience of the cultural flavors of Scripture. Joel is an unmatched storyteller with a contagious passion for Christ and his people. This makes him the ideal Gospel Spice anniversary guest as we celebrate our 2nd anniversary this month! Not to mention, Stephanie has been a fan of his books and political analyses for almost 20 years now. In his latest book, Enemies and Allies, Joel asks, “do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace?” One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies takes readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Today, Joel also tells us about his Jewish family and growing up in America, before moving to Israel with his wife Lynn and his four sons in 2014. We talk spices and Jewish flavors – spiritually and literally! Joel takes us on a tour into Jerusalem—its streets, flavors, smells and most importantly, its uniquely global culture today. How is the Jewish Christian church doing today? Make sure to listen to find out! How can we understand what is happening in the Middle East today, from Afghanistan and Tehran to Jerusalem and Amman? Joel Rosenberg joins us to share a sobering truth about our world today: “To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.” This applies spiritually, but also politically today more than ever, as history has shown. Then we move on to more personal things: how does Joel study Scripture in general, and prophecy in particular? How does his expertise on all things Mideast inform his thriller writing? What should we Christians know about the Middle East today to understand our world? How does our perspective on Israel inform our faith? And, how does prophecy build faith? We talk about expanding our view of God to make Him our delight and glorify Him – a topic near and dear Stephanie's heart, as you might know! How does Joel use his thriller-writing talent to sneak in other topics? Well, you GOT to hear Joel's analogy of the meatloaf smoothie. It's got to do with leveraging our entertainment culture to share the gospel, and it is irresistible. And then, how should Christians view Israel? This is a heavy question with answers ranging from disdain, to ignorance, to idolatry. Joel brings a balanced, discerning view that is sure to inform your approach to all things Jewish—spiritually and yes, politically too. This leads us to a conversation about the famous Abraham accords that normalized relationships between Israel and 4 Muslim nations in 2020: how do these breakthrough accords inform our attitude as Christians today? How about Iran? How about Afghanistan and the role of the US in the Middle East today? MORE ABOUT JOEL ROSENBERG Joel has been profiled by the New York Times, the Washington Times, and the Jerusalem Post and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. As a sought-after speaker, he has addressed audiences at the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, the Israeli president's residence, the Israeli Knesset, the European Union parliament in Brussels, and business and faith conferences in North America and around the world. Joel became famous in 2002 when writing novels that had the uncanny tendency to become reality. He says, “Before my first political thriller was released, I had never in my life been on national television. Nor had I been on but a few small radio shows. But when The Last Jihad was published in November of 2002, I suddenly found myself interviewed on more than 160 radio and TV programs. Sean Hannity. Rush Limbaugh. Michael Reagan. Fox News. MSNBC. I had the opportunity to talk to more than twenty million people in less than sixty days. The media was intrigued that anyone could have written a novel that opened with a plane hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists flying a kamikaze attack into an American city and then led to a war between the United States and Iraq over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. They were even more intrigued that I'd begun writing nine months before 9/11 and had finished the book before any of it had ever happened for real. How was this possible? Did I work for the CIA? Did I have some sort of inside information? To each host I would explain how after more than a decade in Washington as a senior advisor to a number of U.S. and Israeli leaders including Steve Forbes, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Natan Sharansky, I had decided to write a political thriller about a War on Terror I was convinced was coming and how such a war might be triggered. I explained the research I had done, and the process I'd gone through of writing a first novel. Such questions only intensified after my second thriller, The Last Days, was published in October 2003. It opened with the death of Yasser Arafat and an American president pushing hard for peace and democracy in the Middle East. Thirteen months after it was published, Arafat died, and two months later President Bush decided to make democracy in the Middle East the centerpiece of his second term agenda. What was particularly odd was that the first few pages of Days put readers inside a U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process that would involve an Israeli pullout from Gaza and the West Bank when that convoy was attacked by a massive explosion. Just two weeks before Days hit bookstores, something terrible happened. A U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process was suddenly attacked by a massive explosion. Among the readers of his books are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Porter Goss, former Delta Force Commander General Jerry Boykin, former senior White House advisor Jason Greenblatt, Jordan's King Abdullah II, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Israeli Interior Minister Natan Sharansky, former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, and many other US, Israeli, Arab and other foreign leaders. Joel's latest non-fiction book, “Enemies and Allies,” releases this week and is already poised to become a global bestseller (you can order it here: https://joelrosenberg.com/non-fiction/). Do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace? One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies will take readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Make sure to go to and subscribe at Allarab.news and AllIsrael.com for regular updates. For more information, visit joelrosenberg.com and follow Joel on Twitter (@joelcrosenberg) and Facebook (facebook.com/JoelCRosenberg). Support us!

Gospel Spice
What is happening in the Middle East today? | with Joel Rosenberg

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 53:12


Episode 109 – With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 barely behind us, how are we to understand the Middle East today? How should Western Christians approach Israel and all things Jewish? What about Bible prophecy in light of the Jewish state today? Who are the enemies and the allies of the West, and of Israel, in the Middle East today? Stephanie is joined by Joel Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books with nearly 5 million copies in print, to celebrate our 2nd anniversary this month. Their conversation was so fascinating that we will publish it in two episodes this week (episode 109, this one, and episode 110 on September 15, 2021). An evangelical Christian, dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and global influencer living in Jerusalem, Joel Rosenberg embodies the Gospel Spice mission to inspire you to taste and see that the Lord is good, through an in-depth experience of the cultural flavors of Scripture. Joel is an unmatched storyteller with a contagious passion for Christ and his people. This makes him the ideal Gospel Spice anniversary guest! Not to mention, Stephanie has been a fan of his books and political analyses for almost 20 years now. In his latest book, Enemies and Allies, Joel asks, “do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace?” One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies takes readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Today, Joel also tells us about his Jewish family and growing up in America, before moving to Israel with his wife Lynn and his four sons in 2014. We talk spices and Jewish flavors – spiritually and literally! Joel takes us on a tour into Jerusalem—its streets, flavors, smells and most importantly, its uniquely global culture today. How is the Jewish Christian church doing today? Make sure to listen to find out! How can we understand what is happening in the Middle East today, from Afghanistan and Tehran to Jerusalem and Amman? Joel Rosenberg joins us to share a sobering truth about our world today: “To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.” This applies spiritually, but also politically today more than ever, as history has shown. Then we move on to more personal things: how does Joel study Scripture in general, and prophecy in particular? How does his expertise on all things Mideast inform his thriller writing? What should we Christians know about the Middle East today to understand our world? How does our perspective on Israel inform our faith? And, how does prophecy build faith? We talk about expanding our view of God to make Him our delight and glorify Him – a topic near and dear Stephanie's heart, as you might know! How does Joel use his thriller-writing talent to sneak in other topics? Well, you GOT to hear Joel's analogy of the meatloaf smoothie. It's got to do with leveraging our entertainment culture to share the gospel, and it is irresistible. And then, how should Christians view Israel? This is a heavy question with answers ranging from disdain, to ignorance, to idolatry. Joel brings a balanced, discerning view that is sure to inform your approach to all things Jewish—spiritually and yes, politically too. This leads us to a conversation about the famous Abraham accords that normalized relationships between Israel and 4 Muslim nations in 2020: how do these breakthrough accords inform our attitude as Christians today? How about Iran? How about Afghanistan and the role of the US in the Middle East today? MORE ABOUT JOEL ROSENBERG Joel has been profiled by the New York Times, the Washington Times, and the Jerusalem Post and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. As a sought-after speaker, he has addressed audiences at the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, the Israeli president's residence, the Israeli Knesset, the European Union parliament in Brussels, and business and faith conferences in North America and around the world. Joel became famous in 2002 when writing novels that had the uncanny tendency to become reality. He says, “Before my first political thriller was released, I had never in my life been on national television. Nor had I been on but a few small radio shows. But when The Last Jihad was published in November of 2002, I suddenly found myself interviewed on more than 160 radio and TV programs. Sean Hannity. Rush Limbaugh. Michael Reagan. Fox News. MSNBC. I had the opportunity to talk to more than twenty million people in less than sixty days. The media was intrigued that anyone could have written a novel that opened with a plane hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists flying a kamikaze attack into an American city and then led to a war between the United States and Iraq over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. They were even more intrigued that I'd begun writing nine months before 9/11 and had finished the book before any of it had ever happened for real. How was this possible? Did I work for the CIA? Did I have some sort of inside information? To each host I would explain how after more than a decade in Washington as a senior advisor to a number of U.S. and Israeli leaders including Steve Forbes, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Natan Sharansky, I had decided to write a political thriller about a War on Terror I was convinced was coming and how such a war might be triggered. I explained the research I had done, and the process I'd gone through of writing a first novel. Such questions only intensified after my second thriller, The Last Days, was published in October 2003. It opened with the death of Yasser Arafat and an American president pushing hard for peace and democracy in the Middle East. Thirteen months after it was published, Arafat died, and two months later President Bush decided to make democracy in the Middle East the centerpiece of his second term agenda. What was particularly odd was that the first few pages of Days put readers inside a U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process that would involve an Israeli pullout from Gaza and the West Bank when that convoy was attacked by a massive explosion. Just two weeks before Days hit bookstores, something terrible happened. A U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process was suddenly attacked by a massive explosion. Among the readers of his books are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Porter Goss, former Delta Force Commander General Jerry Boykin, former senior White House advisor Jason Greenblatt, Jordan's King Abdullah II, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Israeli Interior Minister Natan Sharansky, former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, and many other US, Israeli, Arab and other foreign leaders. Joel's latest non-fiction book, “Enemies and Allies,” releases this week and is already poised to become a global bestseller (you can order it here: https://joelrosenberg.com/non-fiction/). Do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace? One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies will take readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Make sure to go to and subscribe at Allarab.news and AllIsrael.com for regular updates. For more information, visit joelrosenberg.com and follow Joel on Twitter (@joelcrosenberg) and Facebook (facebook.com/JoelCRosenberg). Support us!

Us Among the Israelis
Push the Button: Ep. 20

Us Among the Israelis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 53:45


What are the fundamental dynamics driving the Israeli Knesset and the decisions it makes? What Flexibility do individual MKs have to vote for their consciences, versus rubber stamp for their parties? And even though Israelis elect 120 MKs, why do only a handful wield real power. In our last episode of season 1, Carrie and Aliza speak with Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. and later Member of Knesset, to get the inside baseball on how the Knesset operates and what power individual legislators do - and don't - have to represent Israeli citizens.

RT
Going Underground: Prof. Peter Kuznick slams Putin jailing Navalny as unnecessary mistake

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 28:15


On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Prof. Peter Kuznick, co-author of Showtime's 10-part series ‘The Untold History of The United States', directed by Oliver Stone. He discusses Biden's remarks about what the world would do if the US interfered blatantly in foreign elections, the US' history of interfering in elections and engaging in regime change against democratically elected governments, criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin ranging from his comparison of the far-right Capitol rioters to the case of Alexey Navalny, Navalny's imprisonment and why he views this as an unnecessary mistake, and much more! Finally, we speak to Antony Loewenstein, independent journalist and author. He discusses the arrival of new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, how Bennett's record is largely similar to Netanyahu's if not even more right-wing, analysis showing that 100 of the 120 members of the Israeli Knesset are pro-occupation, international pressure on Israel as the “only way” to end the occupation of Palestine, the extent of US influence over Israeli policy, Israel's refusal to acknowledge its own nuclear weapons program, double standards on the nuclear weapons issue for countries such as Iran, and much more!

JBS: Jewish Broadcasting Service
In The News: New Coalition in Israel

JBS: Jewish Broadcasting Service

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 28:14


A new coalition government will be voted on in the Israeli Knesset. What lies ahead for this new, and fragile, Israeli government? Haviv Retig-Gur, the Times of Israel's Political Correspondent, shares his perspective and updates. With Shahar Azani.

Radio Islam
The Palestine Report with Hafez Ebrahim Moosa

Radio Islam

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 10:11


The Palestine Information Network (PIN) says the Israeli Knesset has formalised what has been widely known for a while that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reign was eventually going to end. Pin's Hafez Ebrahim Moosa was speaking to Radio Islam on Monday during the Palestine Report. Hafez Moosa also shared news about his new book titled "Masjid Al Aqsa, a Journey Through Time", which he says is expected to be launch this week and focuses on his personal journey to Gaza and Palestine.

Charisma News
Israel Announces New Government

Charisma News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 3:02


The Israeli Knesset announces the new government that will be sworn in earlier than required. Listen for more details with host John Matarazzo. For more Charisma News check out www.charismanews.com

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Nayyera Haq and Dr Ruth Ben Ghiat : Episode 361

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 64:03


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. I have one sponsor which is an awesome nonprofit GiveWell.org/StandUp for more but Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. Nayyera Haq is an American culture and policy commentator who spent years in the trenches of the nation’s most competitive campaigns and in the halls of government working to resolve global challenges.  A seasoned communications strategist who has advised global leaders, Nayyera is the rare politico with a nuanced understanding of both domestic and international current affairs. Nayyera served as a Senior Director in the White House helping implement the President’s agenda on national security and economic policy. She served in the State Department as a spokesperson explaining U.S. foreign policy to audiences around the world. Nayyera’s global experience is based on a foundation of understanding U.S. politics and culture, having spent several years helping Members of Congress connect with their local communities. Overall, Nayyera has led communications campaigns and public relations efforts in nearly all 50 states and 30 countries. As immigrants from Pakistan who settled in Staten Island, New York, Nayyera’s parents – a physician and a public school teacher – instilled in her a commitment to public service. From an early age, Nayyera has sought to understand how the American Dream worked for her while others around the world still struggle. A globe trotter first by nature and then by profession, Nayyera’s explorations have taken her from debates in the U.S. Congress and the Israeli Knesset, to hiking in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, to roaming the streets of London and Lahore. Nayyera received a Masters from Georgetown University Law Center and studied history at the University of Michigan. She lives in Maryland with her veterinarian husband, toddler, and dog. Nayyera finds zen while scuba diving, which is not as often as she would like. Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a historian and commentator on fascism, authoritarian leaders, and propaganda — and the threats these present to democracies. Subscribe to her newsletter at Lucid.substack.com As author or editor of seven books with over 100 op-eds and essays in media outlets including CNN, The New Yorker,  and The Washington Post, she brings historical perspective to her analyses of current events. Her insight into the authoritarian playbook has made her an expert source for television, radio, podcasts, and online events around the globe.  Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and an Advisor to Protect Democracy. She is also a historical consultant for film and television productions. She is a big fan of electronic music, which is her preferred soundtrack while writing. She practices yoga several times a week. Ben-Ghiat’s work has been supported by Fulbright, Guggenheim, and other fellowships. Her books Fascist Modernities and Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema detail what happens to societies when authoritarian governments take hold, and explore the appeal of strongmen to collaborators and followers. Growing up in Pacific Palisades, California, where many intellectuals who fled Nazism resettled, sparked her interest in the subject.  With Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present, which is now available she offers a blueprint for understanding and resisting authoritarianism. Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Liberation Audio
Tear gas, bullets, bombs: Israel unleashes massive assault on Palestinians

Liberation Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 6:46


In response to the mobilization of tens of thousands of Palestinians defending the right to live in the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem and worship at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Israel has unleashed murderous actions all across occupied Palestine. Al-Aqsa is an iconic national symbol of the Palestinian people and one of the holiest sites in Islam. It has been repeatedly targeted by Zionist extremists who want to take it over. The latest escalation by Israel are air strikes May 10 in the Gaza Strip that have so far killed over 20 civilians. The Israeli government indicated it is prepared for a drawn out military campaign against the Palestinian people. Earlier in the day, a brutal raid into Al-Aqsa left more than 300 Palestinians wounded, with 250 suffering injuries serious enough to require hospital treatment. Hamas, the Palestinian organization administering the government in Gaza, issued an ultimatum to Israel to stop the assault on Al Aqsa and the eviction campaign in Sheikh Jarrah. After another round of attacks on Palestinian worshipers by Israel, Hamas launched dozens of rockets into Jerusalem, forcing the evacuation of the Israeli Knesset. The corporate media in the United States is pushing the line that the Israeli airstrikes were an act of self-defense. But what they were “retaliating” against was in fact proportionate retaliation by Palestinian fighters to the terrible crime at the Al-Aqsa mosque. This comes on top of a ratcheted-up campaign by the Israeli government to remove Palestinians from Palestine. Ultra-right Zionist forces rampaged through Sheikh Jarrah and other parts of East Jerusalem, attacking Palestinians while chanting “Death to the Arabs” under the protection of Israeli police and military. Coinciding with the month of Ramadan, Israeli police closed access to the Damascus Gate plaza, a gathering site near the mosque used during Ramadan. This provocation rightfully enraged Palestinian worshipers and led to clashes between worshipers and Zionist police forces. On May 7, in another major act of repression, approximately 200 people were injured and 90 sent to the hospital. Read the full article: https://www.liberationnews.org/tear-gas-bullets-bombs-israel-unleashes-massive-assault-on-palestinians/

This Is Palestine
The Kahanist Resurgence

This Is Palestine

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 27:20


After years of being banned from Israeli politics for their embrace of terrorism and racist violence, followers of Rabbi Meir Kahane are making a comeback and joining the Israeli Knesset (parliament), thanks in part to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's embrace of the Kahanists for political gain. Host Diana Buttu speaks with investigative journalist David Sheen about who the Kahanists are and what the implications of their resurgence will be.

Axios Today
President Biden meets the press

Axios Today

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 10:59


President Biden gave his first news conference yesterday where he emphasized what he's accomplished but was pressed on what he hasn't. Plus, all votes have been counted in Israel's election leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc just short of a 61-seat majority in the Israeli Knesset. And, the history of hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the U.S. Guests: Karthik Ramakrishnan, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, Axios' Margaret Talev and Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alice Wilder, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Highlights from Biden's first press conference as president Israel's election: Five scenarios for what comes next Why attacks against the AAPI community are difficult to prosecute as hate crimes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal
She Dared To Speak Out - 18 Mar 2021

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 53:48


Dr. Stavit Sinai talks about why she'll refuse to pay a fine to a German court for disrupting a speech by a former Israeli Knesset member. Jess & Jamal discuss the protests in Jordan due to the tragic death of COVID-19 patients in a hospital. They also talk about the rise of racist verbal and physical attacks on Asian Americans.

The FOX News Rundown
Evening Edition: Will Biden Continue Abraham Accords Momentum?

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 15:37


The United States has helped broker four diplomatic deals between Israel and Arab states but will the Biden Administration continue the energy of that success? During a confirmation hearing this week, Biden's choice for Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he feels that a focus on containing Iranian influence will be key in the new administration's Middle East policy. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Michal Cotler-Wunsh, Israeli Knesset member, who feels the United States needs to continue to have a lead role in making peace in the Middle East. 

Israel News Talk Radio
Tensions, Elections, and Lockdowns - The Tamar Yonah Show

Israel News Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 43:05


Tensions are rising in Israel as Iran violates its agreements. Will there be an attack from their regime on Israel, the little Satan, or on America, the 'big Satan'? Also, over 1 million Israelis have gone to get the covid-19 vaccine amidst its 3rd lockdown inside of one year. Afterwards, Tamar discuss the 'musical chairs' of Israeli Knesset members with her guest, Barry Shaw from www.Strategic-Israel.org & www.TheViewFromIsrael.com The Tamar Yonah Show 04JAN2021 - PODCAST

Valley Beit Midrash
Dov Lipman - Is the State of Israel the Beginning of the Final Redemption

Valley Beit Midrash

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 56:23


In this event, Rabbi Dov Lipman, a former member of the Israeli Knesset and the Senior Manager for Community Outreach at HonestReporting.com, presents his virtual talk "Is the State of Israel the Beginning of the Final Redemption?" DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP LEARNING MATERIALS: https://bit.ly/2Ts68TU For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash BECOME A MEMBER: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/become-a-member Valley Beit Midrash is proud to host the Jaburg Wilk Learning Season. Learn more about Jaburg Wilk at: http://www.jaburgwilk.com/

Jonny Gould's Jewish State
47: UAE Ambassador Mansoor Abulhoul: The Abraham Accords of Israel UAE peace

Jonny Gould's Jewish State

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 37:31


Today’s guest is His Excellency, Mansoor Abulhoul, UAE ambassador to the UK. Support Jonny Gould’s Jewish State: Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=BW4GZLQCCL29Y&item_name=Podcast+production+¤cy_code=GBP&source=url Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jonnygould?fan_landing=true Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/jonnygould Find Jonny on Social Media:  https://twitter.com/jonnygould https://www.facebook.com/jonnygouldshow https://www.instagram.com/jonnygould “Normalization" is possibly the most understated word to describe the seismic changes triggered by the Abraham Accords of September 2020. Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain entered a new era of peace and understanding, brokered by President Donald Trump's US Administration and signed at the White House. The speed by which the peoples of Israel and the UAE are realising the opportunities made possible by diplomacy is quite breathtaking. Expressions of religious similarity and mutual understanding, physical and economic links and recognition of multiple opportunities deliver hourly headlines across the world. Including this interview, recorded just as the Israeli Knesset ratified the treaties. And so it is to this prestigious episode which wouldn't have been possible even a month ago. But what of the Palestinians? What difference to their future can normalization provide? Can this peace create positive leverage in the face of Palestinian rejectionism? LISTEN TO HIS EXCELLENCY, MANSOOR ABULHOUL, THE UAE AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. Let me inform, educate and entertain you! I need your help. If you’ve listened to a few episodes and eagerly anticipate the next one, follow this link to donate. Buy me as little as a cup of coffee at https://ko-fi.com/jonnygould

ILTV Israel News
Your News From Israel - Oct. 13, 2020

ILTV Israel News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 25:00


The Israeli Knesset officially enters its winter session, kicking things off with strong words and accusations. -Protests against the government’s handling of the pandemic continue along with the coronavirus lockdowns.-The City of David sifting project finds another amazing glimpse into first temple-period life.

20 Minute Leaders
Ep5: Izhar Shay | Israeli Knesset, former VC

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2020 23:04


Prior to joining the Israeli Parliament, Shay was a high-tech entrepreneur, CEO of start-up companies, member in boards of directors, mentor for entrepreneurs and a social activist. He wrote a popular weekly column at Globes for 11 years, authored two books, and founded Israel’s largest digital community for entrepreneurs (“Start-Up Stadium”) with about 45 thousand members. Previously, Shay was a Managing General Partner with Canaan Partners Israel and was a board member with promising start-up companies, some of which reached significant ‘exit’ events.

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter
Will Recognition of Palestine Thwart Annexation?

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 58:30


July 1st has been set as the deadline for the Israeli Knesset to vote on annexing settlements in the land of Judea. As the deadline approaches, intensity on both sides of the dispute is escalating dramatically. We will explain today what is going to happen according to the Bible and what the end result will be.

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter
Netanyahu & Gantz have One Hour to agree on a Unity Government

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 58:29


Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu have one hour from the beginning of this broadcast to agree on a unity government in Israel. If not, the mandate to form a government will then move to the Israeli Knesset. What will happen? We’ll keep you updated during this broadcast.

Israel Policy Pod
A Fourth Election? In This Economy?

Israel Policy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 14:39


Hosts Evan Gottesman and Eli Kowaz discuss the unthinkable: a fourth Israeli Knesset election in the span of just over a year (and in the middle of a pandemic, no less).Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

DANK Discussions - Deep Diving into the Legal Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Industry
Israel as a Leader in Global Cannabis through Research and Investments

DANK Discussions - Deep Diving into the Legal Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2020 43:16


Saul Kaye is the CEO and Founder of iCAN Israel Cannabis, producer of CannaTech global events (www.canna-tech.co), and one of the main cannabis advisors to the Israeli Knesset. Six years ago, Saul stumbled upon a small event in Tel Aviv called “CannaTech” and decided to acquire it as one of his ventures. Today, CannaTech is continuing […]

Israel News Talk Radio
Druzim That Serve in the IDF & Arabs That Are in the Knesset - The Tamar Yonah Show

Israel News Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2020 44:20


Did you know that some Arabs serve in the IDF? Hear about 1st Global Week of 'Hakarat HaTov to the Druze', Defenders of Israel #ShukranDruze2020. Tamar Yonah's guest, Dr. Mike Cohen from MCohen.US, talks to her about the loyalty that the Druze community in Israel has for the Jewish Homeland. Druzevets.org Also, a listener writes in and asks how Israel can let Arabs who are against the state of Israel serve in the Israeli Knesset. Mike Cohen 'foams at the mouth' as he tries to answer this sticky question. The Tamar Yonah Show 11FEB2020 - PODCAST

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter
Gantz Gives Up on Forming Government in Israel

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2019 58:29


Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Party in Israel has given up on attempting to from a government. This means that Israel will enter an unprecedented 21-day period when anyone who can get 61 signatures from the Israeli Knesset, can become prime minister. It’s anybody’s guess as to what will happen.

Amanpour
Amanpour: John McLaughlin, Joe Crowley, Yair Golan and Garry Kasparov

Amanpour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2019 56:16


John McLaughlin, former deputy CIA director, joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about the first public impeachment hearings due to take place this week. Joe Crowley, former House Democrat and predecessor to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sheds light on the political strategies both Republicans and Democrats will employ during these hearings. Yair Golan, Israeli Knesset member and former deputy chief of staff at the IDF, reflects on the political paralysis in Israel and the spike of violence at the Gaza-Israel border. Our Miles O'Brien sits down with Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster and pro-democracy activist, to discuss the threat technology and Putin's Russia poses to American democracy.

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter
Arab Minister Willing to Join Moderate Left-Wing Governmnet in Israel

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2019 58:29


Ayman Odeh, an Arab Minister in the Israeli Knesset, has announced he would be willing to join a moderate left-wing Israeli government. The inclusion of the Arab block could give the Blue and White Party the 61 votes it needs to establish a governing coalition after Israel’s elections on September 17th. This would give the Arabs unprecedented power in the Israeli government and lend new impetus to a Middle East peace agreement.

Loud & Clear
.02% of British Population Chooses Boris Johnson as Next Prime Minister

Loud & Clear

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2019 113:46


On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Neil Clark, a journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Week, and Morning Star.Britain’s Conservatives today voted for Boris Johnson to take over the party’s leadership. He will become Prime Minister tomorrow afternoon. Nearly 160,000 Conservative Party members voted and gave Johnson 66 percent to Jeremy Hunt’s 34 percent. Johson said his matra would be Deliver Brexit, Unite the Country, and Defeat Jeremy Corbyn. When a reported noted that this spelled “DUD,” Johnson added, “Energize the Country,” and said, “That’s what we’re going to do, DUDE.” In the meantime, several cabinet ministers already have resigned. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify tomorrow before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees following two years of silence and release of his written report on allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mueller, however, is unlikely to say anything of substance. He already told Congress that he would limit his statement and answers to what was released in the report. And the Justice Department yesterday instructed him to limit the scope of his testimony solely to the report and the information contained in it. Jim Kavanagh, the editor of thepolemicist.net, joins the show. Venezuela was hit again yesterday by a nationwide power outage that the Information Minister blamed on an “electromagnetic attack.” At least 14 of Venezuela’s 24 states were affected when the power went off yesterday at 4:00, snarling traffic and causing chaos during rush hour. Venezuela suffered a series of blackouts in March, which the government blamed on US attempts to disrupt the Guri hydroelectric dam. The attack on the electric grid comes as the Venezuelan government says U.S. spy planes entered the country’s airspace and hardline factions of the opposition seek to derail the political dialogue sponsored by Norway. Brian and John speak with Chuck Kaufman, he is the National Co-Coordinator of the Alliance for Global Justice. More than 400,000 people took to the streets of San Juan yesterday in the largest demonstrations ever to have taken place in Puerto Rico. Protestors want Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign. We told you yesterday that Rosselló has caught making misogynistic and homophobic remarks about prominent Puerto Ricans and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria in private chats with friends and other governmental officials. His political allies have abandoned him. And even the island’s largest-circulation daily newspaper told the governor in a front-page editorial to quit. Dr. Mariolga Reyes Cruz, an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Puerto Rico and a founding and active member of PAReS, an education collective, and Aurora Santiago-Ortiz, Research Enhancement and Leadership (REAL) Fellow and a doctoral student in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, join the show. Israeli elections will take place on September 17 and the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, will likely move even further to the right. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu probably will remain as Prime Minister, despite the fact that he has serious corruption-related felonies hanging over his head. And all the while, the government will continue to raze Palestinian villages, burn Palestinian fields, and build Israeli settlements in their place. Dr. Yousef Jabareen, a member of the Israeli Knesset representing Hadash, a progressive party that draws its support primarily from the country’s Palestinian population, joins Brian and John. Tuesday’s weekly series is False Profits—A Weekly Look at Wall Street and Corporate Capitalism with Daniel Sankey. Brian and John speak with financial policy analyst Daniel Sankey.Today’s regular segment that airs every Tuesday is called Women & Society. This weekly segment is about the major issues, challenges, and struggles facing women in all aspects of society. Hannah Dickinson, an associate professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an organizer with the Geneva Women’s Assembly, Karla Reyes, managing editor of the women’s magazine Breaking the Chains, and Loud & Clear producer Nicole Roussell join the show.

Everybody Assumes
Ep. 17 The Battle of Mutual Exhaustion: The Roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict w/ Dr. Einat Wilf

Everybody Assumes

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2019 40:37


70 plus years in, Israel remains in conflict with the majority of its Arab neighbors. Why? In the long term, can Arabs -- whether they be Palestinians, Saudis, or Emirates -- make a long-term peace with Israel that accepts Israel back into its original neighborhood, as the original Zionist thinkers wanted? How does Bibi Netanyahu's worldview shape Israel's future with the Palestinians, American Jews, and even Asia? In this week's episode, Dr. Einat Wilf and I discuss delve into this question and many more, including the future of the US-Israel relationship, and what serving in the Knesset is like. Dr. Einat Wilf was a member of the Israeli Knesset from 2010 to 2013, first in the Labor Party and then the (now-defunct) Independence Party, and served on the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Before that, she was the Foreign Policy advisor to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres, where Wilf assisted in the 2007-08 negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Wilf is the author of "Winning the War of Words, and is co-author of the forthcoming "The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace." Most insightful person to follow on Social Media: Shimrit Meir Book that has most shaped their thinking: Aba Eban's books

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal
Netanyahu’s Sinking Ship - 30 May 2019

Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2019 52:33


Jess & Jamal discuss one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest setbacks of his political career, as he missed a deadline to form a new coalition government, pushing the Israeli Knesset to dissolve itself, and setting the stage for new elections in mid-September. Jess and Jamal make the case that Trump-Kushner’s so-called Deal of the Century may be the first casualty of Netanyahu’s sinking ship. They also discuss Robert Mueller’s surprise press conference as calls for impeaching President Trump ramp up.

Loud & Clear
What the Arrest of Assange Means for the Future of Press Freedom

Loud & Clear

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2019 114:49


On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Sputnik News analyst and producer Walter Smolarek.The panel takes a look at the biggest stories of the week, including the arrest of Julian Assange, the overthrow of Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, the indictment of Greg Craig, and South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s trip to the White House. After nearly seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange has been arrested by British authorities on behalf of the U.S. government. But the fight is just beginning to defend Assange, Wikileaks, and freedom of the press. Lee Stranahan, co-host of Radio Sputnik’s Fault Lines who traveled last night to the UK to cover the story, joins the show. Again this week we’ll look at the worst, most misleading, funniest, and the just plain wrong headlines of the past week. Steve Patt, an independent journalist whose critiques of the mainstream media have been a feature of his site Left I on the News, joins the show.Loud & Clear producer Nicole Roussell has been on the ground all week covering the Israeli election. She was able to interview prominent political leader Dr. Yousef Jabareen. He is a member of the Israeli Knesset representing Hadash, a progressive party that draws its support primarily from the country’s Arab community. He discusses the pressing issues facing the Palestinian people as hardline right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears set to yet again lead the coalition coming out of the election.

FPRI Radio
Israel's Election: An Update

FPRI Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2019 24:26


Israelis head to the polls on April 9th. To get a sense of the state of the race, the political maneuvering by elements of the Israeli center, the viability of Prime Minister Netanyahu's coalition, and what this may mean for the United States, FPRI Middle East Director Aaron Stein speaks with Robert A. Fox Fellow Ronen Hoffman, a former member of the Israeli Knesset.

FPRI Radio
Israel's Election: An Update

FPRI Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2019 24:26


Israelis head to the polls on April 9th. To get a sense of the state of the race, the political maneuvering by elements of the Israeli center, the viability of Prime Minister Netanyahu's coalition, and what this may mean for the United States, FPRI Middle East Director Aaron Stein speaks with Robert A. Fox Fellow Ronen Hoffman, a former member of the Israeli Knesset.

Charles Moscowitz
Israel's Bible Bloc Party

Charles Moscowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2019 32:48


Podcaster and author Charles Moscowitz talks with Israeli Knesset candidate and author Avi Lipkin about the Bible Bloc Party which represents Israeli Christians.

Charles Moscowitz
Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People

Charles Moscowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2018 9:06


YouTube host Chuck Morse shares his observations about the law passed by the Israeli Knesset declaring Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People.

Palestine Remembered
Interview with Palestinian-American human rights lawyer Noura Erekat.

Palestine Remembered

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2018


Palestine Remembered interviews Palestinian-American human rights attorney Noura Erakat, an Assistant Professor at George Mason University and we also discuss the passing of the “Nation State” bill in the Israeli Knesset. 

Unsettled
The Nation-State Law (with Amjad Iraqi)

Unsettled

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2018 21:58


“The Nation-State Law is actually affirming a lot of the practices that were in place for decades. In many ways, it’s nothing particularly new, and the right wing is just making it more explicit. The center-left wants to keep it delicate enough so that you maintain that democratic image. For Palestinian citizens of Israel, these two debates are unacceptable. We’re not looking for an overt system that legitimizes our inequality, and we’re not looking for a delicate system either that still legitimizes our inequality.” — Amjad Iraqi On July 19, the Israeli Knesset passed the "Nation-State Bill" in a 62-55 vote. Many critics of the bill say that it undermines Israel's historic claim to be both Jewish and democratic in character. But does this new law actually change anything, or only make explicit the way things have been for decades? Is it possible for a state to be both affirmatively Jewish and treat its citizens equally? Producer Ilana Levinson spoke to Amjad Iraqi, a Palestinian writer and policy adviser who was in the Knesset for the final debates before the Nation-State Bill was passed into law.   This episode of Unsettled was produced and edited by Ilana Levinson, with technical help from Asaf Calderon. Original music by Nat Rosenzweig. Amjad Iraqi is a writer for +972 Magazine, a policy member of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and was a projects and international advocacy coordinator at Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.     REFERENCES David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner, "Israeli Law Declares the Country the ‘Nation-State of the Jewish People’" (New York Times, July 19, 2018) Israel's Basic Laws Yousef Jabareen, "Israel just dropped the pretense of equality for Palestinian citizens" (Los Angeles Times, July 20th 2018) Daoud Kuttab, "Palestinians outraged at Jewish nation-state law" (Al-Monitor, July 20, 2018) _Preview image: James Emery, via Wikimedia Commons _

Unsettled
The Nation-State Law (with Amjad Iraqi)

Unsettled

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2018 21:58


“The Nation-State Law is actually affirming a lot of the practices that were in place for decades. In many ways, it’s nothing particularly new, and the right wing is just making it more explicit. The center-left wants to keep it delicate enough so that you maintain that democratic image. For Palestinian citizens of Israel, these two debates are unacceptable. We’re not looking for an overt system that legitimizes our inequality, and we’re not looking for a delicate system either that still legitimizes our inequality.” — Amjad Iraqi On July 19, the Israeli Knesset passed the "Nation-State Bill" in a 62-55 vote. Many critics of the bill say that it undermines Israel's historic claim to be both Jewish and democratic in character. But does this new law actually change anything, or only make explicit the way things have been for decades? Is it possible for a state to be both affirmatively Jewish and treat its citizens equally? Producer Ilana Levinson spoke to Amjad Iraqi, a Palestinian writer and policy adviser who was in the Knesset for the final debates before the Nation-State Bill was passed into law.   This episode of Unsettled was produced and edited by Ilana Levinson, with technical help from Asaf Calderon. Original music by Nat Rosenzweig. Amjad Iraqi is a writer for +972 Magazine, a policy member of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and was a projects and international advocacy coordinator at Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.     REFERENCES David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner, "Israeli Law Declares the Country the ‘Nation-State of the Jewish People’" (New York Times, July 19, 2018) Israel's Basic Laws Yousef Jabareen, "Israel just dropped the pretense of equality for Palestinian citizens" (Los Angeles Times, July 20th 2018) Daoud Kuttab, "Palestinians outraged at Jewish nation-state law" (Al-Monitor, July 20, 2018) _Preview image: James Emery, via Wikimedia Commons _

Talk Cocktail
The Israel of 1948 is Over: A conversation with Avraham Burg

Talk Cocktail

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2018 24:21


Back in the 1960s, Richard Nixon would talk and write a lot about the Middle East in general, and about the Israeli situation specifically, and he talked about how it easily could become the flash point of the next world war. Certainly almost 60 years and many crises later, this is still true. Today, as a second and third generation still hears about settlements and a one and two-state solution, and peace plans are reconstituted over and over again, one wonders, do we even remember how this all got started? Does the original sin grow out of the post-World War I agreements of 1916, or did something happen after Israel’s success in the Six-Day War, in 1967? Did Israel, to paraphrase our current President, get “tired of winning”? So one more time, we’re going to go back and look at the past, the present, and the future of the Israeli enterprise. This time, with Avraham Burg.  One time Speaker of the Israeli Knesset. He’s a past leader of the World Zionist Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel. He served in the Israeli Labor Government of Shimon Peres, and back in 2004, he retired from active involvement in politics and is the author of In Days to Come: A New Hope for Israel. My WhoWhatWhy.org conversation with Avraham Burg:    

Loud & Clear
Putin Likely to Win Election as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grips US and UK

Loud & Clear

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2018 115:54


On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Peter Lavelle, host of RT’s flagship program CrossTalk. U.S.-Russia relations deteriorated yet again today as Russia announced it will impose sanctions on the United States in retaliation for the Trump administration’s sanctions that were announced yesterday. What were the driving factors in the last few years that have led to such a dramatic souring of U.S.-Russia relations? Will this confrontation enter an even more dangerous stage? Today is the 50th anniversary of the massacre committed by U.S. troops in the village of My Lai. Hundreds of civilians were killed, and caused worldwide outrage when it was uncovered. Ann Wright, a retired United States Army colonel and former U.S. State Department official in Afghanistan who resigned in protest of the invasion of Iraq is in Vietnam on an 18-day trip with Veterans For Peace and joins the show. Reports of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster’s imminent departure—and rumors about his replacement by John Bolton!—have raised alarms that the Trump administration is sprinting down the path to war with Iran. Brian and John speak with Gareth Porter, a historian, investigative journalist, and analyst specializing in U.S. national security policy, and the author of “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.” In the first full parliament vote of three, the Israeli Knesset initially approved the Basic Law on Friday. The bill has two more votes before being written into law, but is expected to pass. The law specifies that Israel is “the nation-state of the Jewish people” and a government minister called it “Zionism's flagship bill.” Dan Cohen, a journalist and filmmaker whose work is at DanCohenMedia.com, joins the show. The trial of DeAndre Harris, a Black man who was beaten by a group of white supremacists at the infamous Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, took place today. Even though Harris was the victim of a brutal beating whose video went viral, he was to be the one in court today on charges of misdemeanor assault. But after a short trial, he was found not guilty. Phil Wilayto, a journalist and a member of Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality who attended the anti-racist counter demonstration of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally, joins Brian and John. Today continues Friday’s regular segment about the politics of the day and the 2018 midterm election, starting with the razor-thin result of the special election in western Pennsylvania. Jacqueline Luqman, co-editor-in-chief of Luqman Nation, joins the show.Another Friday, another week of the worst and most misleading headlines. Brian and John speak with Steve Patt, an independent journalist whose critiques of the mainstream media have been a feature of his blog Left I on the News, which you can find at lefti.blogspot.com.

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts
RadioWhoWhatWhy: Former Knesset Speaker: The Israel of 1948 Is Over

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2018 24:22


“Israel as a country should be appreciated and celebrated,” Avraham Burg says, but it should no longer be looked upon as the land of “oranges and equality.” You might think those comments come from an anti-Israel professor at an elite US university. Instead, Avraham Burg is part of Israel's history. His father was a member of the founding generation. Burg served as Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and in the Labor government of Shimon Peres before retiring from politics in 2004.   This personal history is why it's so surprising to hear him declare that the Israel of 1948 is not there anymore. Burg argues in his conversation with WhoWhatWhy's Jeff Schechtman, that the only guarantor of today motivations of sovereignty and security is a call for what he sees as a one-state solution. One central government and some kind of confederation of two regimes. He suggests that, in his view of the world, the Israeli-Palestinian issues are no longer at the center of global consciousness. Much of the world has moved on. Further, he thinks that the Zionist experiment may have passed its sell-by date, and that Israeli politics is “hollowed out.” Zionism was a necessary “scaffolding” for building Israel's sovereignty, Burg says, but is it's no longer relevant. The future may require a secular state that maintains a close, fruitful relationship with the Jewish and Israeli diaspora.

Loud & Clear
Trump Declares Sweeping Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum: Trade War Next?

Loud & Clear

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2018 116:38


On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Richard Wolff, a professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, founder of the organization Democracy at Work, and author whose latest book is “Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown.” Today is the big day for the Trump administration’s highly controversial new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The decision went down to the wire as speculation mounted throughout the day that certain elements of the tariffs could be softened and U.S. allies exempted.“Criminal Injustice” continues today, about the most egregious conduct of our courts and prosecutors and how justice is denied to so many people in this country. Kevin Gosztola, a writer for Shadowproof.com and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, and Paul Wright, the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), join the show. The police chief of Asheville, North Carolina is offering to resign “if people want her to” in the aftermath of a leaked video showing one of her former police officers beating a Black man who had been stopped for jaywalking. Brian and John speak with Michelle Gross, the president of Communities United Against Police Brutality. The Israeli Knesset has passed a law authorizing the Interior Minister to strip residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem for what the law says is a “breach of loyalty.” Residency also will be revoked for any Palestinian who commits a crime, in the view of the Interior Ministry. Journalist and filmmaker Dan Cohen joins the show. A group of Hungarian researchers has discovered, in a tranche of NSA documents stolen by the group Shadow Brokers, a set of tools showing that NSA was tracking as many as 45 different nation-state and independent hacking operations. NSA team was created in 2007 after Chinese hackers allegedly stole designs for the military’s Joint Strike Fighter jet. Bill Binney, a former NSA technical director who became a legendary national security whistleblower, joins Brian and John. Today is the 109th anniversary of International Women’s Day, held to celebrate the social, cultural, economic, and political accomplishments of women around the world and the ongoing fight for equality. Prof. Hannah Dickinson, an professor at Hobart and William Smith and an organizer with the Geneva Women’s Assembly who is involved in today’s International Women’s Day strike activities, joins the show.Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has opened up a 14-point lead over two conservative challengers in recent polls, as those other candidates face accusations of corruption. The polls also indicate that Mexicans are fed up with establishment politics and with Donald Trump. Brian and John speak with Dr. John Ackerman, professor of Constitutional Law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), researcher at the Legal Research Institute of UNAM, and editorial director of the Mexican Law Review, and Sputnik news analyst Walter Smolarek.

Israel in Translation
“A Bride for One Night”: A Talmudic Tale by Ruth Calderon

Israel in Translation

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2018 10:22


In honor of the Purim custom of reading the Book of Esther, this episode features an excerpt from Ruth Calderon's short story "A Bride for One Night". It is the title story in her collection of Talmudic tales, published in Ilana Kushan's English translation in 2014. Calderon has a doctorate in Talmud from Hebrew University and was elected to the Israeli Knesset in January 2013. She is founder and former director of Elul Beit Midrash in Jerusalem and founder and chair of Alma: Home for Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv. The story opens with a Talmudic passage: When Rav would visit the city of Darshish, he would announce: “Who will be mine for a day?” And when Rav Nachman would visit the city of Shachnetziv, he would announce: “Who will be mine for a day?” Text: Ruth Calderon, A Bride for One Night. Talmudic Tales. Translated by Ilana Kurshan. The Jewish Publication Society, 2014. Music: משירי ארץ אהבתי“ (לאה גולדברג / דפנה אילת) בביצוע חוה אלברשטיין”

Loud & Clear
Pence’s Visit to Israel Causes Uproar: US Increasingly Isolated

Loud & Clear

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2018 117:43


On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daoud Kuttab, an award-winning Palestinian journalist, and Ambassador Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK.Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to the Israeli Knesset yesterday was met with both standing ovations and physical scuffles, as Arab members were evicted for protesting the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Meanwhile, the New York Times Sunday Magazine has an article that strongly suggests that then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat to be assassinated in 2004.Did you know that Donald Trump’s father started off building affordable housing? That Donald Trump may be descended from a serial killer? Did you know that Trump is the first president to have children by three different women? Or that his children have never been permitted to have pets? Ruth Ann Monti, the author of a terrifically entertaining new book called “Donald Trump in 100 Facts,” joins the show.The Attorney General has announced that the Department of Justice will be opening an investigation into the deletion of text messages that are suspected to demonstrate a political bias of two former members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Russiagate” team. Brian and John speak with Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labor lawyer, and Walter Smolarek, Sputnik news analyst.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is facing the wrath of his own party following the government shutdown. Progressive Democrats are upset that Schumer won almost nothing tangible in exchange for providing the votes to pass a continuing resolution, largely seen as a victory for President Trump. Dave Lindorff, an investigative reporter and columnist for CounterPunch, joins the show.Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said yesterday that Turkey’s offensive against Syria is disrupting efforts to finish off ISIS. French President Macron, meanwhile, criticized Turkey’s human rights record in Syria. Massoud Shadjareh, the founder of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, joins Brian and John.As NAFTA renegotiations enter a decisive stage, the Trump administration announced harsh new tariffs of as high as 50 percent on solar panels and washing machines, angering China and South Korea, where they are manufactured. Observers say these are only the first of Donald Trump’s “America First” tariffs. Baldemar Velasquez, the President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, and Pete Dolack, an activist and writer with Trade Justice New York Metro, join the show.Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is a giant in Brazilian politics. But the former president is at a crossroads. He could finish this year in prison serving a nine-and-a-half year sentence for corruption, or finish this year once again as President of Brazil. Brian and John speak with Valeska Teixeira Martins, President Lula’s personal attorney.Today, Brian, John, and financial policy analyst Daniel Sankey begin a new weekly segment that takes a look at the economic direction of the country.

Live the Word
VP Pence Knesset In Israel

Live the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2018 28:30


John shares excerpts of Mike Pence's address to the Israeli Knesset. His words reflect his understanding of Israel's history and special place in the providence of God.

Intersections
An Israeli Knesset member's perspective on activism and politics

Intersections

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2017 21:30


For the last Intersections episode of the year, we're releasing a short conversation with Stav Shaffir, the youngest female member of Israel's Knesset, and Brookings Senior Fellow Tamara Wittes, held between sessions at the 2017 Saban Forum. Full show notes: https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/an-israeli-knesset-members-perspective-on-activism-and-politics Send questions or feedback to intersections@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

THA Talks
Edition 141 - Avi Lipkin - Judaic Christianity, Islam, The West.

THA Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2017 53:24


Avi served in the IDF from February 1972 until January 1973 as part of the IDF Spokesman for the Judea and Samaria Command under Lt.Col Rafael Horovitz. His reserves duty includes artillery reserves 1973 to 1989 and then as an officer in the IDF Spokesman’s Office from 1989 to 2001. From 1973 to 1986, Avi worked in different capacities in international commerce based in Jerusalem, followed by a year in real estate.  In 1988, Avi worked three months under Dr. Eliyahu Ben Elissar for the Likud’s victorious election campaign.  Avi was responsible for editing and translating the Likud election campaign plank in Hebrew, English and Spanish. During the period 1989-90 Avi worked as senior editor and translator in the News Department of the Government Press Office as part of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s Office at Beit Agron. In 1990, Avi began lecturing in Christian churches and synagogues in the US as well as appearing on radio and TV. In 1991, Avi went to study three years at the Jewish Theological Seminary as part of the MA program. In 1994, Avi resumed full-time speaking at churches, synagogues, civic groups, as well as on radio, TV and interviews to newspapers.  Avi has appeared in over 1,000 churches and synagogues in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Norway, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece as well as in Israel. Avi has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows worldwide. Avi has written five books: Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?  Christian Revival for Israel’s Survival, Islamic Threat Updates Almanac #1, Israel’s Bible Bloc, and Islam Prophesied In Genesis.  The first three books were written under the pen name of Victor Mordecai for security reasons, but writes the fourth and fifth books under Dennis Avi Lipkin since he is running for the Israeli Knesset elections at the head of a Judeo-Christian Bible Bloc party called “Gush Hatanakhi” in Hebrew. Avi also has numerous other products in his website bookstore including audio and video tapes, CD’s and DVD’s. Avi is married to Rachel, and Egyptian born Jewess who made Aliyah (immigrated) to Israel in 1969 and has worked for Israel’s Radio service in Arabic for the last 25 years monitoring Arabic language broadcast on radio and TV as well as newspapers. Avi and Rachel have two sons, Aaron and Jacob as well as 8 grandchildren, Praise-God.  Related Links: http://www.vicmord.com https://www.youtube.com/user/avilipkin

Hear what Israel's top experts in the fields of intelligence, security, international relations and diplomacy have to say abo
Mark S. Mellman on Post-"Super Tuesday": An Analysis of the 2016 U.S. Elections - Mark S. Mellman

Hear what Israel's top experts in the fields of intelligence, security, international relations and diplomacy have to say abo

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2016 73:56


Mark Mellman, CEO of The Mellman Group, is one of America's leading public opinion researchers and communication strategists. Mellman has helped guide the recent campaigns of 26 U.S. Senators, 10 Governors, over 24 Members of Congress, and numerous state and local officials. Mellman was chief strategist and pollster for Yair Lapid's rise from zero seats in the Israeli Knesset to the country's second largest party in 2013. The Mellman Group has won numerous prestigious awards including "Pollster of the Year" three years running (2011-2013) from the American Association of Political Consultants; "Campaign Comeback of the Year," "Best Use of New Technology," "Best International Campaign," and several "Best Public Affairs Campaign" awards.

The Gist
The Role of Empathy in Israeli Peace Negotiations

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2014 27:06


Today on The Gist, a look at why peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians have broken down. Mike speaks with Ofir Akunis, a member of the Israeli Knesset, a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, and right-hand man to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt from Slate’s podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting perform the ultimate children’s playground sign. For the Spiel, Mike has an honest discussion about Mark Cuban’s admission of his own bigotry.  Get notified as soon as The Gist posts each weekday: www.slate.com/gistemail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Talkline Communications
Talkline 1-25-11

Talkline Communications

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2011 59:39


Tzipi Hotovely is the youngest Member of the Israeli Knesset, the head of the Committee on the Status of Women and one of the rising stars of Israel's political world. Daniel Edelman President Yeshivot Bnei Akiva and Helen Friedman and Ruth King on the d

Bible in the News
The Mountains of Israel, the Focus of the Conflict

Bible in the News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2006 12:00


The Israeli Knesset has approved the 2006 budget 158 days late, with a vote of 53-22 with 45 abstaining. Five of collation Labour party MKs left the plenum in rebellion over the budget--not a good sign for the government as many polititions are saying that the real battle will be the 2007 budget. Throw Olmert's controversial "convergence plan" into the mix and you have a very unstable government. This is David Billington with the weekly Bible in the News.