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April 19, 2015 / 30 Nisan, 5775
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Kiss My Mezuzah: Reflections on a Nationalist Rally and on Left-Wing Ridicule of Tradition

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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How many people came to the nationalist rally? Why was Jerusalem such a central issue? Why did the prime minister himself take the time to show up? Yishai is joined in-studio by VOI political correspondent Raoul Wootliff to reflect on the right-wing demonstration in Tel Aviv on Sunday night.

Also, why has kissing the Mezuzah become a political issue? Listen to Yishai rant against those in the post-Zionist camp who make fun of traditional Israelis, portraying them as boorish and backward.

Then, hear the voices of the people of Israel — some pro, some con — who came out to demonstrate on Sunday night. Yishai was on the scene to provide a feel for the real mood in Israel.

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Kurdish Honor, Poll of Polls and Spiritual Cafe

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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Yishai raises the issue of Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani talking about the honor to fight ISIS. Yishai wonders why Israel does not use that kind of language when fighting jihadists. Also, Yishai asks why Iran’s supreme leader thinks that the open letter from Republican senators signals “disintegration” in Washington.

Then, Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan joins Yishai to explain the latest Israeli election polls, the swing towards the Zionist Union party and why he says that PM Benjamin Netanyahu will probably end up being the next PM.

Finally, on Spiritual Cafe: Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to talk Torah. Why did the Jewish people turn to the Golden Calf, and what is meaning of the incomprehensible commandment of the Red Heifer, which purifies from the energy of death and brings us into the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Netanyahu’s Courage, Abdullah’s Perfidy and Campus Woes

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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Did the courageous speech of PM Netanyahu, who stood up on a world stage and proclaimed that an Iran deal is dangerous, provide Republican senators with the strength to draft and address a letter to the Iranian regime, undercutting President Obama’s plans? Why did Jordan’s King Abdullah blame Israel, once again, for regional instability?And who is really dividing Jerusalem? Also, what was American comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo doing at the Voice of Israel? Yishai gives the answers.

Then, Kenneth L. Marcus, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and author of the award-winning “Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America” — and Paul Miller, executive director of the Salomon Center, who wrote an article about anti-Semitism on college campuses — join Yishai to discuss the dark truth about Jew-hatred at American universities.

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Obama’s Iran Against ISIS, and the Russian-Speaking Israeli Electorate

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

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Dr. Mordechai Kedar is Research Associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University, a renowned expert on radical Islam, and served for 25 years as Lt. Col. in Israeli military intelligence (and still in the reserves as part of the Northern Command.) He joins Yishai in-studio to spell out the religious motivations of Islamic State terrorists, President Obama’s outsourcing of Iran as a tool against ISIS and future scenarios for the Middle East.

Then, Alex Selsky, the newest and one of the youngest members of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors — who is also the CEO of the World Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry and formerly served as adviser to PM Benjamin Netanyahu — joins Yishai in-studio to talk about the Israeli Russian-speaking electorate and how its voting patterns and political allegiances have changed over the years. He also delves into the workings of modern Russia, President Vladimir Putin and the murder of former Russian Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov.

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A Pre-Nuclear Iran and California Anti-Jewishness

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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Michael Doran, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, joins Yishai to review the impact of PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech. He demonstrates how the US administration’s creation of a “small band” of issues (i.e. how many centrifuges and how much uranium) limits the discussion of the real danger posed by Iran. Meanwhile, the Islamic Republic shows its local Middle East audience that it is a rising power and now possesses long-range rockets that can deliver their would-be nuclear arsenal.

Then, Ethan Bearman, nationally syndicated American radio talk-show host and one of Talkers magazine’s 2014 “Heavy Hundred,” joins Yishai live from San Francisco. He discusses the fuss over Rachel Beyda, a candidate for a student board position at UCLA who was challenged with the question: “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community, how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” Do Jews and friends of Israel have a right to speak out and push back on the tide of liberalism?

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Purim Politics: A.B. Yehoshua on the Meaning of Zionism

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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Israel Prize-winning novelist, essayist and playwright A.B. Yehoshua (“Buli”)– author, most recently, of “Ahizat Moledet” (Homeland Lesson) — was called the “Israeli Faulkner” by the New York Times. A left-wing intellectual, he has recently called on Europe to recognize Palestine as a independent state. He joins Yishai to talk about the meaning of Zionism, and give literary depth to the Scroll of Esther.

Then, Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan joins Yishai in-studio to dissect the politics behind the Purim story. Why did the king never leave the palace? Why was Haman so thin-skinned? How did the politically sharp Esther out-maneuver Haman’s advisers and create an inner political circle that enabled her to accuse Haman, right to his face?

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Celebrating Jewish Survival and Strength

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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Across Eastern Europe, more than a million Jews were killed by Nazi paramilitary death squads called “Einsatzgruppen,” and their bodies were thrown into mass graves. Many of these grave sites remained unmentioned and untouched for decades, and they probably would have continued to go unnoticed, if not for the efforts of a French priest, Father Patrick Desbois, who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust and fighting anti-Semitism. On the Fast of Esther, Father Desbois joins Yishai to convey a message of Jewish strength.

Then, VOI’s Binyamin Nakonechny joins Yishai in-studio to tell stories and play music in preparation for the Purim holiday — and in keeping with the verse from the Book of Esther: “The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor.”

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