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Posted on: June 23rd, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined in-studio by political activist Nadia Matar, co-chair of Women in Green, to talk about the concept of Israeli sovereignty over territory talked about by those favoring a "two-state solution." She also discusses a new political journal called "Sovereignty." Then, Yishai is joined by his wife, Malkah, to talk about efforts to have a "normal" life where they live. After three nights of Ramadan, the Jewish community on the Mount of Olives has suffered three consecutive terror attacks. Finally, Yishai uses the secret of the biblical "priestly blessings" to reflect on the goals of the Jewish state.
Posted on: June 21st, 2015Media → Video Picks
We’re now in the month of Tammuz, and while it isn’t the 17th of Tammuz yet, here’s a musical explanation of the day that’s quickly approaching.
Posted on: June 19th, 2015Media → Video Picks
Last night @Israel_Shield took JewishPress.com and hundreds of Twitter followers on a live-streaming interactive tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, via the Israeli live-streaming Twitter app, Meerkat.
Posted on: June 19th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai deals with modern-day and ancient battles. First he is joined by political activist and commentator Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and author, among other books, of "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance." She sponsored the "Draw the Prophet" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, which was attacked by jihadists, who were killed in a shootout. She tells Yishai about the challenges involved in fighting jihad in the US and Israel. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Mike Feuer to talk about the internecine Jewish political battles in the Book the Numbers. Was the biblical character Korach a communist or a man of the people? A fighter for democracy or a jealous would-be leader? Why did he pick a fight with Moses? And why did he merit having the Prophet Samuel as his progeny.
Posted on: June 18th, 2015Media → Video Picks
A new choir coming out of YU – The Y-Studs. Good stuff.
Posted on: June 18th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai delves into various aspects of Israeli Justice. First, he is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan, to talk about Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's offensive against boycotts. Then, Yishai is joined by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and lecturer in the department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, to discuss the Druze community in Syria. It is in grave danger from jihadists on the slaughter. But Israel have a moral responsibility to protect them, because of their literal and figurative brothers and sisters in Israel who are loyal to the state? Then, Yishai is joined by Israeli journalist and author Ben Dror Yemini, who says that though many people think that BDS is an organization or a movement, they're wrong. It's an atmosphere, Yemini asserts. It's an "evil spirit," not criticism of the occupation or settlements. Finally, Yishai hears from VOI Bureau Chief Daniel Seaman the tale of his grandparents' burial on the Mount of Olives.
Posted on: June 17th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined in-studio by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan, who heard Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon claim that while terrorism was yesterday's war, BDS and Deligitimization are today's strategic threat to Israel. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Erez Tadmor, associate editor at Mida magazine and co-founder of "Im Tirtzu," an organization that fights anti-Zionism on Israeli campuses. As the head of the "message" team for the Netanyahu campaign, which yielded a whopping 30 seats for the Likud, he explains what Israelis want to hear, and how Netanyahu beat an international consortium against him.
Posted on: June 16th, 2015Media → Video Picks
Cocal Cola has a program called “The Bridge” which helps Israeli startups get off the ground… And not just because programmers drink it all night long. And then there are the haters in Ramallah that this upsets.
Posted on: June 16th, 2015Media → Radio
With the Muslim month of Ramadan approaching, are attacks on Jews in Jerusalem going to increase? Or will the municipality, the new minister of public security and the police going to crack down on jihadist elements? Yishai is joined in-studio by Jerusalem City Councilman and Israel Land Fund director Arieh King to discuss this and the future of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Jerusalem Post op-ed editor Dr. Seth Frantzman, who just returned from Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, with stories about the real men on the front line against ISIS, the Kurds. Why isn't the US supporting this natural ally?
Posted on: June 14th, 2015Media → Video Picks
Ami Horowitz exposes BDS in Ireland. They’ll buy from Iran, Sudam and North Korea… but just not Israel. (There’s a word for that). H/T: Elder of Ziyon
Posted on: June 12th, 2015Media → Video Picks
An old video, from 2011, of Yishai Fleisher gone cherry picking in Gush Etzion.
Posted on: June 12th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai makes a passionate plea for Jerusalem's honor. When you deny or disrespect the Holy City, he says, you are dishonoring God and casting doubt on the story of the Jewish people and Israel. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by VOI political correspondent Raoul Wootliff, to discuss the annual Herzliya Conference, the most prestigious gathering of policy analysts from Israel and abroad. Raoul plays some interviews he conducted from the scene, and discusses burning issues, such as BDS, the future of minorities in Israel and the question of a two-state solution. Finally, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer to discuss this week's Torah portion, which they say is particularly relevant to the era in which we are living. Why did the best leaders of a generation reject the land of Israel?
Posted on: June 11th, 2015Media → Radio
Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law at Northwestern University and head of the International Department at the Kohelet Policy Forum joins Yishai to help unearth the roots of BDS and the US Supreme Court's rejection of Jerusalem. Why does America not recognize even western Jerusalem as part of Israel? Does BDS have anything to do with the Green Line or the West Bank? Then, isn't it interesting that campuses that pass BDS resolutions immediately report a rise in antisemitic incidents? Yishai talks with Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and founder of the AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization that combats anti-Semitism on college campuses.
Posted on: June 10th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined by his wife and fellow broadcaster, Malkah Fleisher, to discuss the U.S Supreme Court decision that struck down a law that would recognize Jerusalem as a city in Israel on passports. Once again, according to Yishai, Israel's great friend comes up short and lines up on the side of the Jewish State's detractors. Then, Brigadier General (Res.) Gal Hirsch is the Deputy Commander of the IDF's Depth Command, Founder and Chairman of Defensive-Shield Holdings, and has served in various command positions in anti-terror, commando and counter-terrorism units. He joins Yishai to talk about the growth of global jihad, his passion for strong Israeli leadership, and overcoming and recovering from personal injury.
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