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May 29, 2015 / 11 Sivan, 5775
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A Jewish Swede Persecuted on the Temple Mount, and How Civilizations Die

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Yishai is joined in-studio by Swedish-Jewish journalist and political consultant Annika Hernroth-Rothstein to talk about what it is like to be so persecuted as a Jew where you live that you apply for asylum in your own country. Annika, a regular contributor to the Jerusalem Post, Israel Hayom, Commentary and Mosaic Magazine, tells Yishai that in spite of having experienced anti-Semitism on many occasions, she found herself far more frightened during a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Israel Independence Day.

Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by David P. Goldman, an American economist, music critic and author, known for his series of online essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler, and for his 2011 book “How Civilizations Die.” Goldman discusses what he calls the miracle of Israel’s high birth rate, as compared with those countries, like Iran, whose demographics are falling off a cliff. He also explains why China and the Chinese people are fascinated by Israel.

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Chabad in Nepal, San Remo Day, and Israeli Earthquake Preparedness

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Yishai is joined, via phone from Bankok, by Chabad Rabbi Nechemia Wilhelm, who is in touch with Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz and his wife Chani, serving in Nepal. They discuss how Chabad, an organization that provides Jewish services to locals and travelers all over the world, is dealing with the fallout of the massive earthquake and avalanches that have plagued the region.

Then, Yishai makes an impassioned plea to the next education minister to create “San Remo Day.” He says that very few people are aware that April 25, 1920 was crucial in the international legal standing for the establishment of the state of Israel nearly three decades later. Marking the signing of the San Remo Treaty, he says, will help Israeli students learn the truth about Israel’s legal rights.

Finally, Yishai is joined in-studio by Jerusalem Post op-ed editor Seth Frantzman and editorial page editor Matthew Wagner to discuss the earthquake in Nepal, a place with which Israelis have a special connection. They also talk about Israel’s expertise in dealing with natural disasters, and whether Israel is prepared for earthquakes of its own.

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Israel Independence in the Druze Community and Why Israel Is Organic in Its Land

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Yishai is joined in-studio by Ata Farhat, chairman of the Druze Zionist Council, to talk about his community’s celebration of Israeli independence. Though of a different religion and culture, the Druze fight in Israel’s wars and consider themselves an integral part of the Israeli nation-state. Find out why.

Then, Yishai rants about the beauty of Israeli independence. He says that while Israel’s enemies paint the Jewish state as foreign to the Middle East landscape, the truth is that there is nothing more organic — more holistic — than the Jewish people being back in Judea.

Finally, for his “Spiritual Cafe” segment, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer to discuss issues of Jewish statehood. Is there such a thing as “good” post-Zionism, for example? Rabbi Feuer sees Zionism as a holy re-entry vehicle into Jewish statehood. But is normalcy all Israel yearns for, or is there a grander vision?

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Mourning the Sacrifices: A Mother of Two Fallen Soldiers, and a Former IDF Surgeon-General

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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Yishai broadcasts a speech delivered by Miriam Peretz, the mother of two fallen IDF soldiers, Uriel and Eliraz, during a “Friends of the IDF” dinner. In her address, she talks about her sacrifice, which she believes is necessary in the fight for the Jewish State.

Then, Yishai reads a story he wrote, called “Zikaron” (remembrance), one passage of which is as follows: “In that one moment, I though of gratitude: I am so thankful to you, fallen paratrooper, fallen Jew, fallen brother.”

Finally, Yishai is joined in-studio by former MK Dr. Aryeh Eldad, former surgeon-general of the IDF and head of plastic surgery at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem. He says that if the state of Israel is the thesis of Zionism, then the Holocaust is the antithesis, and the days of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism is the synthesis.

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The Lack of Jewish Rage, Zionism in Animation, and the Rationale Behind Belief in God

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Yishai takes the occasion of Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism — and last week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day — to express his view of Jewish victimhood. He says that while we commemorate Jewish and Israeli victims, the ideology of Jew-hatred is alive and well. He also asks: “If the enemy has a free hand and no fear, can we really say ‘Never Again’? He takes issue with the lack of Jewish society’s “right to rage” when our people are murdered and our country deligitimized.

Then, Yishai is joined by Shlomo Blass, the director of Rogatka, a studio that creates short, pro-Israel videos. Among the founders of Caroline Glick’s satirical Latma series, that poked fun at the Left, he is now launching a new project: “Zionism in Animation” — 100 short videos on different aspects of Zionism, including important historical moments and figures.

Finally, Yishai is treated to a cameo appearance by VOI’s Pinchas Orban, who talks about the rationality behind belief in God.

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Arabs on the Temple Mount, Israeli Independence, and Strange European Bedfellows

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Yishai is joined in-studio by Arab affairs analyst Bassem Eid to talk about the Temple Mount, the Holocaust and the Arab concern for dignity over identity. Why do young, seemingly irreligious Arabs, ascend the Temple Mount on Fridays? What is drawing them to the prayers and the anti-Israel firebrand speeches?

Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by David Bederman, coach to successful CEOs and entrepreneurs, to talk about Israeli independence. He says that Israel does not have a PR problem, but rather an identity crisis. If the people of Israel don’t know who they are, he asserts, they will constantly need the validation of other nations and never be truly independent.

Finally, Yishai is joined in-studio by Jerusalem Post editorial page editor Matthew Wagner to discuss the question of the peculiar phenomenon of the Left being in a global coalition with Islamic fundamentalists? How is it that in Europe there are those who will fight for Palestinian rights, but not for Jewish ones?

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Surviving Auschwitz: Kate Bernath’s Testimonial

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Yishai is joined in-studio by 88-year-old Kate Bernath, grandmother of his wife, Malkah, to hear her Holocaust testimonial: What was it like as a Hungarian Jew getting off the train at Auschwitz, and how it felt to have your mother separated from you forever by Dr. Mengele.

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