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April 28, 2015 / 9 Iyar, 5775
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Posts Tagged ‘Yishai Fleisher’

Israeli ‘Bigotry’ and the Jews of J Street

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Seth Frantzman and Mati Wagner, op-ed and editorial page editors (respectively) at The Jerusalem Post, join Yishai in-studio. Seth just returned to Israel from a food-filled and uber-capitalist trip to Dubai. Mati just came back from a fact-finding mission about slain Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Having both spent election night at the headquarters of the Joint Arab List in Nazareth, they discuss the accusations of bigotry against PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Then, the recent J Street conference featured remarks by White House Chief-of-Staff Denis McDonough, who said that Israel is engaged in a 50-year occupation which “must end.” The Jews in the audience clapped wildly and showed great excitement when the potential advent of a Palestinian state was discussed. Why? Paul Miller, executive director of the Salomon Center, reports from the conference.

Finally, Alan Elsner, Vice President for Communications at J Street, an organization that identifies itself as the “political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans,” joins Yishai from Washington to explain.

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Lies about Retaliation and the ‘Iron Dome’ of Truth

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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In the 1950s, the Israel Defense Forces engaged in retaliatory missions after terrorist attacks. Was this a legitimate expression of defense? Is the spirit of robust deterrence still alive in Israel? Yishai shares an incredible story with Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan about the three kidnapped youths who were massacred last summer, and how justice came to their killers. Jeremy also weighs in on potential foreign “punishment” of Israel and provides coalition updates.

Then, Pastor Dave McGarrah and Charlie Schiffman, co-hosts of the popular radio show, “The Teacher and the Preacher,” join Yishai in-studio. In Israel on tour with his flock, Pastor Dave, a Christian, and Charlie, a Jew, prove that Christian-Jewish relations can reach a new level — one that can affect sorely needed policy in this era when Israel is so maligned on campus and in the media.

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Likud’s Tribal Victory, Campus Intimidation and How to Understand Animal Sacrifice

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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Yishai rants about Ahmed Tibi, leader of the Arab Movement for Change, an Israeli political party, who said, “We thought the Israeli public wanted change, but instead acted in a tribal way, and therefore we are left with Netanyahu.” Yishai says Tibi is absolutely right: The Jewish people voted for the idea that Israel is a tribal state with a Jewish identity, not only a democratic Western country with no ethnic character.

Then, Zeev Ben-Shachar, director of Israel Education at Jerusalem U., joins Yishai in-studio to deconstruct the techniques of the Israel-haters and to lay out a strategy for fighting anti-Israel bias on campuses.

Finally, Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai take the studio outside on a beautiful Jerusalem day to talk about the challenging issues of faith when things don’t go our way and the resulting anger. They also provide an “intro” to the Book of Leviticus and discuss the challenging issue of animal sacrifice.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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A Netanyahu Victory over Obama?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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Yishai is joined first by Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan and then by VOI Bureau Chief Daniel Seaman to discuss how PM Benjamin Netanyahu beat the New York Times, the V-15 campaign, US President Barack Obama — and how the strategies of his enemies backfired.

Then, David P. Goldman (known as “Spengler” in his erudite columns), is Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum and author of “How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam is Dying, Too”. He joins Yishai to discuss the hegemonic appetite of Iran, America’s explicit acceptance of it, and the mandate that PM Netanyahu has received from Israel’s voters to fight it.

Finally, Alex Traiman joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the upcoming coalition and the spiritual significance of the Likud victory, using the Purim miracle as a parable.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Israeli Youth,Voting in ‘Planet Tel Aviv’ and a Future Arab MK’s Agenda

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Yishai is joined by his wife, Malkah, to recap the Fleisher family’s voting adventures and marvel at Israel’s youth, who are deeply involved in the political process.

Then, Haaretz blogger and TLV1 broadcaster Allison Kaplan Sommer joins Yishai to discuss the voting patterns of Israel’s Coastal Plain, traditionally a more liberal bloc.

Finally, a must-hear interview with Aida Touma-Sliman, the former head of the International Department of the Communist Party of Israel. Recently resigned from her post as editor-in-chief of Al-Ittihad (an Israeli daily Arabic newspaper) to run in the fifth — and realistic — slot of the Joint Arab List, she bares some tough issues that divide Muslim-Arabs and Jews in Israel.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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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.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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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.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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