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January 26, 2015 / 6 Shevat, 5775
 
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Bloodshed, the Covenant of Blood, and Young Blood

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Yishai rages against the bloodshed in Tel Aviv and the enraging statements made by EU High Representative Federina Mogherini who called, yet again, for international pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian terror state. Will this ‘cycle of violence’ – that is, bad ideas for the future of the Middle East – ever end? Then, the students of Thrive are in-studio with Yishai! Find out why these young people are excited about Israel, despite the anti-Zionist narratives they have been bombarded by on campus. Thrive offers gap-year students at Hebrew University a chance to explore Israel through weekend retreats, travel experiences, and exposure to prestigious personalities. Finally, Jonathan Feldstein is Director of ‘Heart to Heart,’ the American organization that supports the Jewish State’s ambulance and blood services, Magen David Adom. A pioneer of Christian-Israel relations, Jonathan has created virtual blood donations, so that those with a heart for Israel can give their blood as well.

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The True Jihad and a True American Hero

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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Why is jihadist terrorism so prevalent? Maybe it has something to do with the world having a hard time naming the problem. If you can’t face the culprit, how can you fight it? Yishai plays the latest rant by Pat Condell that pokes fun at the weakness of the west. Then, this Chabadnik has made aliyah! Lazer Cohen says there is no problem finding work in Israel, rather, it’s all a problem of perception. Finally, in Israel they call him ‘Captain America’: Staff Sgt. Brian Mast is a true hero. A decorated American soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan, now attends Harvard, works for the US government, and has another child on the way! But in his spare time, this disabled vet flies to Israel to volunteer with the IDF. Why? Because he loves Israel and wants to show his children what it means to stand up for values…

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Lessons From Peter Beinart’s French Grandma

Friday, January 16th, 2015

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The average Paris Jew is afraid to have a Mezuzah on a public door, sparking discussions about Israel absorbing France’s half-a-million Jews. And where might Israel find houses for all of French Jewry amidst a national housing crisis? Housing Minister Uri Ariel believes they are going to move to the West Bank!

Then in a VOI exclusive, ‘The Crisis of Zionism’ author Peter Beinart joins Yishai to discuss how to be a critic of Israeli policy, while still remaining a proud Jew. Beinart debates Yishai on the Palestinian narrative of victimhood, and argues that Israeli policies in the West Bank represent ‘a recipe for disaster.’ He analyzes the growing popularity of Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett, and his assertion that the ‘one-state solution is being embraced by more and more Palestinians.’ He tells Yishai about his French grandmother’s distrust of Arabs, and what happened when a critic told him his ‘politics are $%!^.’

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Delegitimized on VICE, and the Arab-Jew Within

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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Is the Jewish Claim to Jerusalem Legitimate? When VICE NEWS interviewed Yishai about the future of Jerusalem, they gave him a fair shake, but it still felt wrong – why? Zeev Orenstein, Middle East analyst, explains the media’s subtle work of delegitimizing the Jewish claims to foundational things like Jerusalem and Jewish history. Then, Dr. Arieh Tepper teaches Mizrachi Music, Piyut (liturgical music) and Israeli Identity at Ben Gurion Univ., is Editor-in-Chief of the Sefardi Report, and Director of Online Educational Programming for the American Sefardi Federation. He joins Yishai in-studio where he discusses the healthy return to the Jewish Arab that was suppressed by the advent of Zionism and plays amazing Sefardi music to bring us back to it.

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French Hypocrisy

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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Yishai rants on the the French reaction to terror in Paris. Yishai argues that if you import Jihadists, you are likely going to get Jihad. He then points to the irony that France is voting to turn Israel into an Arab state, yet that is exactly what France is becoming! Should French Jews immigrate to Israel out of fear over ideology? Why not, that’s what moved millions of other Jews back to the Holy Land.

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Is the War on Campus a Lost Cause?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Is there any way to win the war for the hearts and minds of the North American campus student? Some people think they can put up a fight! Zeev Ben Shachar, who served in an elite IDF unit, attended Harvard, is now Director of Israel Education at Jerusalem U., overseeing a team creating online courses, films and educational curricula to connect over 16,000 North American high school students, college students and adults with Israeli history, society, and politics. Then, Alyssa Gabay, currently a freshman at the University of Maryland, and Albert Kohn, freshman at both Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary are passionate Zionists running for the New Zionist Vision slate of the World Zionist Organization in elections for the 37th annual World Zionist Congress.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Who Are the Kurds and Why Do They Like Israel?

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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Who are the Kurds? They are Muslim but moderate, and they like Israel–relatively speaking of course. Lazar Berman is a News Editor at Times of Israel and a specialist in Kurdish affairs. He joins Yishai in-studio to tell the amazing and hidden tale of largest stateless minority in the world.

Then, on Spiritual Cafe with Rabbi Mike Feuer, here comes the Burning Bush that no one else sees but Moses. Moses answers the call and comes to the rescue of the Jews, even though at first he doesn’t want to. Before the Jewish people can have their exodus, they first have to get down and dirty in Egypt.

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