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Mapping the Spectrum of Christian Salvation and the Israeli Political ‘Left’

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

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Jeremy Saltan, our veteran “Knesset Insider,” plot-points the political spectrum heading into Israel’s upcoming elections. Today we focus on the “Left”: the Arab parties and their possible union; the liberal Meretz party; and the agreement between Labor and Tzipi Livni’s HaT’nua party.

Also: VOI’s Yishai Fleisher hosts HaYovel Executive Director Tommy Waller and volunteer Ken Groat in-studio. Their controversial Christian organization facilitates the harvest of 438 tons of Jewish-grown grapes in the mountains of Samaria, but their agrarian work has a deep ideological and theological component that challenges long-held beliefs spanning a millennia about the nature of Salvation and Redemption.

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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness

Friday, December 19th, 2014

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Baruch Widen, interfaith “dialoguer,” artist, and a perennial student of American history, joins Yishai in the studio to discuss the “Israel Fatigue” phenomenon and how Israel is now perceived in America. Hint: Some people are buying the anti-Israel media bias.

Then on Spiritual Cafe: did you know that the first man, Adam, celebrated Hanukkah? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai in-studio to discuss humanity’s primordial urge to overcome the long dark nights of winter and which the lights of Hanukkah satisfy. Also, how did the Biblical Joseph acquire the faith and fortitude to follow his dreams to the end, and can we learn from him?

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Will Tom Friedman Ever Give Up the Israeli Concessions Paradigm?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Yishai Yishai rants hard on the latest New York Times column by Thomas Friedman, which posits that Israel’s nationalist parties are dominated by ‘West Bank settlers and scary religious-nationalist zealots.’ Sounds a little like anti-Semitic propaganda, no? Then, Raoul Wootliff, VOI’s Political Correspondent, explains the split in the ultra-Orthodox Sephardi party. Will women run on that list? Finally, Dr. Aliza Inbal is the Director of the Pears Innovation for International Development Program at Tel Aviv University. She joins Yishai in studio to discuss her passion for Tikkun Olam – making the world a better place. Dr. Inbal explains Israel’s interest in assisting developing countries with Israeli technology and innovation.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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William Kristol and an Iraq Vet on Israel and America

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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William (Bill) Kristol is co-founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and a veteran political analyst and commentator. He joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the confluence of Israeli-American values as well as the tensions. Bill also talks about his life and the growth of his connection to the Jewish state. Also,Bradley Patty who served as a member of the Iraq Adviser Task Force working with US forces outside the wire in Iraq on tribal affairs and information operations joins Yishai. He is currently completing his doctorate in philosophy and was awarded the 2014 Aristotle Prize by the Metaphysical Society of America. He joins Yishai in-studio to talk about his experiences in Iraq, and his impressions of Israel.

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Rain Provides Signs that Israelis Are in Good Hands

Friday, November 28th, 2014

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Amidst a period of brutal terror in Jerusalem, this week’s major winter rainstorm provides a sign of much needed blessing and healing. Yet, in this week’s Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer asks whether it is immature for Jews to yearn for signs from above to get through dark times? Then, Colonel Dakar Eilat has served as team-leader and intelligence officer in the undercover unit of Israel’s border patrol, then as intelligence officer the police’s national elite hostage rescue team. He established the Masada unit, the hostage-rescue unit of the prison service, and was a commander of Israeli maximum security prisons. Today he is a research fellow at the Counter-Terrorism Institute at the IDC and a security consultant. He joins VOI’s Yishai Fleisher in-studio to relive some close calls and to discuss strategies for fighting Jihad.

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Rain, Blood, and Law

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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Let it rain! Rain in Israel is a blessing and over the past few days Israel has been blessed with double the usual amount of rain. VOI’s Yishai Fleisher discusses the need for infrastructure to capture more of that rain. Good leadership is also a blessing: Yishai explains why he appreciates Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin and Economics Minister Naftali Bennet. Then, Rabbi Shimshon HaKohen Nadel is an author and educator who lives in Har Nof, where 4 rabbis were killed in last week’s bloody terrorist attack. How is the ultra-Orthodox community coping? Will they be getting gun permits? How do they understand the hand of G-d? Finally, VOI Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan discusses the wave of new laws and bills that seem to point to a nationalist Zionist trend in Israeli society and the Knesset.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Should All Israeli Jews Be Permitted to Carry Guns?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Though regularly working in dangerous disputed areas, photographer Yissachar Ruas lost his right to carry a pistol because he moved to area not deemed dangerous by Israel’s Ministry of the Interior. VOI’s Ari Abramowitz similarly had his gun rights suspended. But why? After 2,000 years of being denied personal safety should Jews have the right to self-defense? Then, why are American universities churning out anti-Israel youth? VOI’s Political Correspondent Raoul Wootliff attended a recent Knesset Committee meeting addressing the battle for the North American campus. Plus, Eli Levine, former Managing Director of the campus organization Hasbara Fellowships has been to over 80 campuses, where he has seen professors and professional agitators besmirch Israel’s name and brainwash the next generation.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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