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Post Election Thoughts from Yishai and Baruch Widen

Yishai and alternative peace activist Baruch Widen discuss the Israeli election results and how they differed from polls.

No-Confidence Votes, the New House of Saud, and the Future of Israeli Military Strategy

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.

Jews Moving Around Eretz Yisrael and Statehood Bid at the UN

Yishai is joined by Alternative Peace Activist Baruch Widen to discuss Jewish construction in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabul Mukaber along with the recent Palestinian statehood bid.

Christ at the Checkpoint and Attempting to Create a False Narrative

Yishai is joined by Christian Zionist and Israel activist Brian Schrauger to talk about 'Christ at the Checkpoint' and the attempt to create an anti-Israel narrative in the Christian world.

Tremors on the Temple Mount

On this super-packed show: Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai on "Spiritual Cafe" to discuss Jewish rights, or lack-thereof, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as well as Israel-Diaspora relations as seen through the Torah portion. Then, Yishai interviews terror survivor Hadass Mizrachi whose husband was murdered before her eyes - how does she raise her kids with joy? Finally, Yishai sits down with Joe Sabag, US Director of the Israel Allies Foundation to discuss the monumental shift in the Republican platform and how to fight BDS with good laws and policies.

Yishai and Malkah on Clinton and Gorbachev Speaking in Israel

Yishai and Malkah announce the second-annual 40days4israel drive and also talk about former US President Bill Clinton's $500,000 speech in Israel.

The Struggle Between Secular and Ultra-Orthodox Israelis

Yishai presents audio from the BBC about the coming together of the ultra-orthodox and secular worlds.  This piece presents an overall very unbiased view of the situation and is a very interesting listen.  Don’t miss it!

Bernath on His Past and Future

Yishai interviews Malkah's grandfather, Michael Bernath about his experiences in Europe during World War II including surviving the Holocaust.

Pollard’s Op-Ed and Graduating to the Next Level in the New Year

Yishai and Malkah talk about exploring breaking bad agreements both personally and nationally, Jonathan Pollard’s recently released op-ed, and how to graduate to the next level in the upcoming New Year.

Tisha B’Av vs. Israel Independence Day

Rabbi Mottle Wolfe joins Yishai to discuss the contours of the religious-secular divide in the Jewish state. The two show hosts talk about the phenomenon of the very secular Tel Aviv being a mere five kilometers away from the ultra-Orthodox Bnei Brak. The former celebrates Israel Independence Day, but doesn’t fast on the day that marks the loss of Jewish sovereignty 2,000 years ago. The latter observes the religious fast, but does not take part in the modern celebrations of statehood. They envision a way to move the process of building the third Jewish commonwealth forward.

Spiritual Cafe: “Vayigash” – From the Beer Bazar in Jerusalem

Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss the dramatic Biblical narrative of Joseph's revelation to his brothers, his 'clash of the titans' tension with Judah, and the final meeting between the patriarch Jacob and his beloved son, who is now viceroy, in Egypt. All this deep conversation happens while Rabbi Mike and Yishai are knocking back beers and saying holy "Lechaim" as guests of the Beer Bazar in Machane Yehuda market. Don't miss the fun!

The Future of Diaspora Jews and Israelis Abroad

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.

Israel’s Human Rights and Historic Heroism

Yishai takes issue with statements made by former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who called Israel “forged and temporary.” Yishai says that while Iran is a repressed society in which democratic aspirations are quashed, Israel is a beacon of human rights with proven historic staying-power. But, he warns, Israel needs to keep hitting that concept home. Then, Yishai is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan for a lightning news wrap: Six Arab-Israeli teachers in the Negev have been found to be ISIS-supporters; the budget is being delayed; IDF service is being shortened; and more. Finally, Yishai is joined by super-IDF-soldier Shai Ish Shalom, who remembers the hostage-rescue operation at Entebbe in 1976, recalling the precision-fighting during the fateful moments of the raid. VOI’s Judy Balint joins in to recount the last official commemoration ceremony of the raid, called Operation Thunderbolt/Yonatan, held in 2001.

The Difference Between Ishmael and Isaac

Yishai and Malkah discuss the need to expand the reach of Jewish Holidays in Israel along with differences between Muslim and Jewish viewpoints on what really happened on the Temple Mount.

The Other Passion of Our Times

Yishai presents audio from Justin Rosenstein about the use of technology to bring good in the world.

Jacob vs Esau, I Am God’s Chosen, Not You!

In this week's installment of Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer tells Yishai why is Esau so tired that he sells his birthright. Then, Rabbi and historian Ken Spiro joins Yishai in-studio to discuss things that are 'not PC but true' including why the State of Israel is so ambivalent about being Jewish, and the Jewish people's continuing war with the Biblical Ishmael.

A 95-Year-Old WWII Vet, and Klimt’s ‘Lady in Gold’ Makes a Comeback

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.

Spiritual Cafe: “BO”: Slaughter Their Idols and Get Ready to Exodus!

Finally, the Jewish slaves get their life back and are given a set of commandments, like the baking of Matzah, so that they can both become action oriented and remember the day they left Egypt for generations. Get ready for the EXODUS and another spiritual-intellectual ride with Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai.

Jeremy Man Saltan Knesset Wrap – All the Big Bills In-Depth

Yishai and Knesset insider Jeremy Man Saltan talk about the voting results of the recently-ended Knesset session.

Rage Against the Regime

God could make Redemption come about by Himself if He wanted to! Rabbi Mike joins Rabbi Yishai to usher in the Book of Exodus, and the first great redeemer - Moses!

Releasing Arab Terrorists and NSA Spying in Israel

Yishai and Malkah talk about Arab terrorist release, French Aliyah, and NSA spying in Israel.

Offshore Woes and Southern Discomfort

Yishai is joined by political correspondent Raoul Wootliff and Tamir Druz, director of Capra Energy — an independent, Israel-based energy advisory firm — to discuss and diagnose the controversy surrounding the natural gas reserves found off the coast five years ago. That the gas is there is good news; that the Leviathan field has yet to be developed is cause for concern. Then, Yishai is joined by Dr. Seth Frantzman, op-ed editor of the Jerusalem Post, to talk about the world of jihadists, such as the ISIS terrorists killings Egyptian troops in the Sinai and threatening Israel.

From Ammunition Hill to the Surface of Mars

Yishai and Malkah talk about the ultra-orthdox visiting Ammunition Hill, attacks by terrorists from the Sinai, and the recent rover landing on Mars.

No Fear in the New Year

Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai for a Rosh Hashanah special where they discuss the chosenness of Israel, the blessings and the curses upon entering the land, and finding joy in times of crisis. Then Malkah on preparing for a new year with a tiny voice of truth and serving up a great holiday menu!

Jeremy Man Saltan on the New Israeli Coalition Part 2

Yishai is joined by 'Knesset' Jeremy Man Saltan to breakdown the new coalition in the Israeli government and some proposed law changes by Naftali Bennett.

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