About the Author:Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
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Fred Maroun — a Canadian of Arab origin, who lived in Lebanon until 1984 (including during 10 years of civil war)– supports Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. He tells Yishai the ironic tale of how Israel brought him back to a relationship with the Arab world, and the sad reality of how pro-Israel Arabs cannot speak freely in Arab countries. Then, Paul Miller — executive director of the Salomon Center and a highly regarded writer and political consultant — joins Yishai from the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, and reports on PM Netanyahu’s speech in preparation for his big Congressional address. Finally, VOI’s Jeremy Saltan join Yishai in-studio for an analysis of Israeli debates and the lead-up to PM Netanyahu’s speech before the US Congress.
Eli Beer stunned the 16,500 AIPAC conference participants by arriving on stage with lights and sirens blaring on an ambucycle, a specially equipped motorcycle ambulance designed by United Hatzalah to speed up emergency response times.