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With Jews purchasing and entering 27 new apartments in the mostly-Arab neighborhood of Silwan, alternative peace activist Yehuda HaKohen joins Yishai Fleisher in-studio to discuss whether Jews are Judaizing Jerusalem. It’s all a matter of narratives.


Plus, the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur coincide this year. Prof. Rassem Khamaisi of Haifa University suggests and that could be a recipe for tension while Prof. Ze’ev Maghen, head of Middle East Studies at Bar Ilan thinks it’s an opportunity to bask in the Jewish-Muslim shared heritage. Can Hebron be the place where reconciliation starts? Can Jews learn to make grand pilgrimages to Jerusalem as Muslims make the Hajj to Mecca?

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Moshe Herman has been actively involved in Israel activism since founding the first pro-Israel student organization at Boise State University in 2007. He has been a member of several panels and discussion groups with topics ranging from interfaith dialogue in the Middle East to Israel’s importance as a Jewish state and holds dual US/Israeli citizenship. Herman joined The Yishai Fleisher Show at the beginning of 2012 and currently resides in Boise, Idaho.