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Spiritual Cafe: Yom Kippur – Hurts So Good!
Likud Minister: We’ll Launch Operation Defensive Shield 2 If Needed

October 4, 2015 - 11:20 AM
Hatzalah Volunteer on Scene Recounts Saturday Night Terror Attack

October 4, 2015 - 10:44 AM
Israeli Arab MK Zoabi Says ‘No Place for Jews at Temple Mount’

October 4, 2015 - 10:37 AM
How Do You Think You Will Be Remembered?

October 4, 2015 - 10:12 AM
IDF Captures Wanted Hamas Fugitive After Firefight in Jenin

October 4, 2015 - 10:05 AM
Massive Rock-Throwing Attacks South of Gush Etzion

October 4, 2015 - 9:47 AM
Fatah Leader Calls on Palestinian Authority to Arm Arabs

October 4, 2015 - 9:36 AM
The Henkin z”l Children Tzedaka Fund

October 4, 2015 - 9:32 AM
Chief Rabbis Urges Jews to Go to Western Wall and Pray for Peace

October 4, 2015 - 9:23 AM
Israel Police Limit Access to Old City of Jerusalem

October 4, 2015 - 9:18 AM
Saturday Night Terror Victim Conditions Improving

October 4, 2015 - 9:01 AM
Arab Terrorist Killed After Stabbing Boy in Jerusalem [video]

October 4, 2015 - 8:50 AM
Bon Jovi Plays Tel Aviv [video]

October 4, 2015 - 1:52 AM
Live Blog: Saturday Night Terror (Oct. 3-4)

October 4, 2015 - 12:38 AM
Video: Furious Jews March Towards Old City, Demand Revenge

October 4, 2015 - 12:32 AM
Video: Terror Attack in Old City of Jerusalem (Warning: GRAPHIC)

October 4, 2015 - 12:06 AM
British Thug Who Beat Jewish Boy into Coma Gets 18 Months

October 3, 2015 - 11:16 PM
Terror Suspects Arrested in Shechem for Drive-By Parent Murder in Samaria

October 3, 2015 - 11:07 PM
Before Attack, Jerusalem Terrorist Cited ‘Third Intifada’ on Facebook

October 3, 2015 - 10:12 PM
Palestinian Child Shot While Playing With Gun, ‘Not by Israelis’

October 3, 2015 - 9:36 PM
Friday Night Terror Attack at Givat Shorek

October 3, 2015 - 9:26 PM
Heartache and Questions Follow Israeli Parents’ Horrifying Murder by Palestinian Gunmen

October 2, 2015 - 5:54 PM
HIAS Facing Jewish Resistance to Its Role in Muslim Immigration

October 2, 2015 - 5:08 PM
Report: Google’s Israeli App ‘Waze’ Posing Privacy, Legal Challenges

October 2, 2015 - 3:51 PM
Timely: New Book Explores How 100,000 Jewish Refugees Were Saved by US

October 2, 2015 - 3:47 PM
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Posted on: June 16th, 2015


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 12th, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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.


Posted on: June 9th, 2015


Yishai gains perspective after a week of IDF Reserve Duty.


Posted on: May 29th, 2015


Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi and co-founder of the Judean settlement of Efrat, rubs Israel's Chief Rabbinate the wrong way. His liberal stance on conversion, women's involvement in religious rites and other issues is now causing the rabbinate to threaten not to renew his contract, as he has turned 75. A slew of rabbis and public officials have come out in support of his continued tenure. Riskin joins Yishai to discuss his relations with the Chief Rabbinate and his positions on Jewish law. Then, in this week's Torah portion in the Book of Numbers, "Naso," God gives direction to the Jewish priests on how to bless the Jewish people: "May God light His face unto you." But does God really have a face? In preparation for Shabbat, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss the Priestly blessing, the Nazarite and the seemingly repetitive offerings of the tribe leaders.


Posted on: May 27th, 2015


European Jewry is in trouble, says Yishai, but should all European Jews immigrate to Israel? Yishai is joined in-studio by Zvika Klein, Jewish World correspondent for the NRG news site and the Hebrew weekly Makor Rishon, to discuss the future of the Diaspora, in view of anti-Jewish legislation, such as the ban on circumcisions and kosher slaughter. Then, when the state of Israel was established, Israelis were discouraged from leaving -- so much so that they were not allowed to cast absentee ballots from abroad. That attitude has changed for many reasons, among them the large number of Israelis who leave the country to study and work. Should the law be adjusted to take this into account? Yishai is joined by Avinoam Bar-Yosef, president and founding director of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, and formerly the US bureau chief for the Hebrew daily Ma'ariv, to talk about this issue specifically and the state of the Jewish people in general.


Posted on: May 26th, 2015


Yishai rejects what he sees as the "Israel-is-to-blame" narrative of President Obama's speech at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington DC. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Orthodox Union senior managing director Rabbi Steven Weil and director of leadership development Rabbi Ari Rockoff to discuss the future of American Jewry. They discuss their latest initiative: meeting with 18-year-olds spending a gap year in Israel, to encourage them to involve their counterparts in the US, who have grown distant from their Judaism.


Posted on: May 22nd, 2015


Why does Shavuot (Festival of Weeks or Pentecost) have so many themes running through it? Agriculture, Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments, the Book of Ruth, King David, the Baal Shem Tov, the consumption of dairy products and more all come together on this holiday, that begins Saturday night. Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Mike Feuer to make sense of it all, ahead of the great "revelation." Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Nachman and Sruli -- the Solomon Brothers -- who created their own band of bluegrass music, infused with spiritualism and folk rock, influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Their special blend of music has gained them numerous TV appearances and rave reviews. Their live performance at VOI will blow you away.


Posted on: May 21st, 2015


Yishai is joined by 95-year-old Jerusalem resident Dan Nadel, a five-time decorated WWII hero, who led troops in the Battle of the Bulge and in the liberation of France from the Nazis. In honor of VE Day, commemorating the Allied victory over Nazi Germany (marked on May 8), Nadel, tells the tale of fighting across Europe, and eventually fulfilling his Zionist dream. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by foreign correspondent Anne-Marie O’Connor to talk about her award-winning book, "The Lady in Gold," that chronicles the fight for restitution of Gustav Klimt's iconic "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer," confiscated by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II.


Posted on: May 20th, 2015


Yishai is joined by political correspondent Raoul Wootliff for a news round-up. Raoul reviews the new seats in Knesset, the old Druze IDF unit being disbanded and PM Netanyahu's latest attempt to restart negotiations, right after declaring that Jerusalem will never be divided. Then, Why is Saudi Arabia getting along with Israel? Could it be because of a four-letter word called Iran? And why is it dissing the US? Yishai is joined by VOI Arab affairs analyst Bassem Eid, who sheds light on Saudi Arabian intentions. Finally, Yishai is joined in-studio by Dr. Haim Asa, one of Israel's leading military strategists, who served as adviser to the Foreign Ministry and as the late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's national security adviser. The c-author of "Diffused Warfare," he talks about the future of the IDF and Israel's struggle to survive in the Middle East.


Posted on: May 19th, 2015


An American conservative talk radio show host, a Times of Israel blogger and Jerusalem Post editors talk with Yishai about the issues of the day.


Posted on: May 15th, 2015


Who built and rebuilt the walls of the Holy City over and over again -- and Why? Yishai is taken on a historical journey through Jerusalem with with master tour guide Meir Eisenman for a Jerusalem Day special retrospective. Then, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Shimshon HaKohen Nadel to discuss the Jewish People's eternal connection to Jerusalem, and plays songs of yearning for the Holy City's total redemption. If God chose to make an abode for Himself in the lower world in this particular place -- the embodiment of unity -- why is the world trying so hard to divide (internationalize) it?


Posted on: May 14th, 2015


In the lead-up to Jerusalem Day, Yishai hosts three relevant guests: one American, another Israeli and a third Palestinian. Listen in and get inspired!


Posted on: May 13th, 2015


Is a landmark US state senate resolution to combat BDS having a domino effect? On April 21, 2015, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam became the first elected state official in the US to sign a landmark resolution to confront the anti-Semitic BDS movement. Yishai is joined in-studio by Laurie Cardoza-Moore, the force behind the resolution, to further elaborate. Yishai talks to Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who was targeted for assassination six months ago by a terrorist who shot him in the chest four times. This was an attempt to silence Glick's demand for equal rights on the Temple Mount, the holiest place on earth for Jews. Finally, Yishai is joined by RustyBrick CEO Barry Schwartz to talk about Jewish app innovation; the future of smart watches; and to engage in the age-old debate: Android or Apple?


Posted on: May 12th, 2015


(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) Hear interviews about American anti-BDS efforts, Temple Mount woes and the rabbinate’s monopoly on Kosher certification. Yishai is joined by Doron Hindin, attorney at the prestigious law firm Herzog, Fox, Neeman. Doron, who specializes in fighting BDS through legal and other means, talks about new anti-BDS resolutions by US state […]


Posted on: May 8th, 2015


(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) The fiber-glass clarinet of Moshe (“Musa”) Berlin is as iconic as the man who plays it. For more than 50 years, the master of klezmer has played at the massive annual festival of Lag BaOmer at Mt. Meron. This week he joined Yishai in-studio and made magical music. Then, what […]


Posted on: May 7th, 2015


Yishai delves into two issues of intrigue: the Kabbalah and women. The holiday of Lag BaOmer is all about the victory of authentic Jewish culture and the Kabbalah -- the mystical doctrines of the Torah. But what does that really mean? Can someone explain what the Kabbalah actually is? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai for a peak into the hidden, and inner, planes of Judaism. Then, being a woman today means balancing family and career, leaving self-growth neglected. This was the impetus for the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, created to give Jewish women a chance to explore Israel, Judaism and themselves, while making friends similarly seeking a meaning-filled life. Yishai is joined in-studio by partnerships director Ariella Milobsky and trip director Tzippy Lieberman, who share their personal stories of growth and redemption, and discuss the that arose from Jewish women's yearning for more.


Posted on: May 6th, 2015


The Israel Defense Force is not like other armies, says Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of the British forces in Afghanistan, who spoke at the Israel Law Center's "Towards a New Law of War" conference. Then, why do we light bonfires on the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer? Historian and author Rabbi Ken Spiro, senior lecturer and researcher for Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminars and the JerusalemU, tells Yishai that the victory of Lag BaOmer is the victory of Torah over Roman paganism, and therefore is a continuation of the victory of the Maccabees over the anti-Jewish edicts of the Greeks. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Yossi Fraenkel, operations officer of the International Unit at ZAKA -- the Israeli emergency response team that specializes in rescue and body identification and extraction -- to talk about his organization's efforts in Nepal, following the earthquake. Finally, a political bomb shell: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who resigned Monday, just quit the coalition negotiations and will become part of the opposition. Yishai is joined by VOI's political correspondent Raoul Wootliff to discuss the move.


Posted on: May 5th, 2015


Yishai is joined in-studio by Jerusalem Post op-ed editor Seth Frantzman and editorial page editor Matthew Wagner to discuss the violent protests held by Ethiopian Israelis over the past few days. They talk about the roots of the rage, and the extent of discrimination against Jews in the Jewish state. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Joel Pollak, editor-at-large and in-house counsel for Breitbart.com, to discuss the similarities and differences between the US and Israel. Pollak says that whereas America is based on a philosophy, Israeli society is more ethnic and connected to the land.

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