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Israel’s Moment w. Prof. Jeffrey Herf

Israel’s Moment w. Prof. Jeffrey Herf

June 14, 2022

For many, supporting the Zionist aspirations of establishing a Jewish state prior to 1948 seems obvious. But we don’t know how many players worked really hard in order to make this happen. Today we are going to deep dive into behind the scenes the support and opposition to the establishment of Israel, and that is why

I am happy to have Prof. Jeffrey Herf of the University of Maryland, and author of “Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945–1949, where he examines the political realities that underpinned support for and opposition to Zionist aspirations in Palestine in the United States, and Europe, including the Soviet bloc.

Prof. Herf's book is available to purchase HERE

#Israel #1948 #Diplomacy #IsraelUSRelations

The REAL Operation that inspired Top Gun: Maverick with Colonel Zevik Raz

The REAL Operation that inspired Top Gun: Maverick with Colonel Zevik Raz

June 7, 2022

Top Guna: Maverick seems to be the greatest hit of summer 2022. Did you knew that the operation executed (Flying below radar, Radio silence and Attacking a nuclear reactor) was inspired by a true story? Want to hear more?

(Originally aired on June 7th, 2021)

If it wasn’t for Israel, the world would have faced a nuclear Iraq. But at 16:00 of Sunday, June 7th, 1981, a squadron of 8 F-16A’s joined by 3 pairs of F-15 A's to provide fighter support took off from Etzion base near Eilat, on their way east, traveling a total distance of 2,200 kilometers (Roundtrip), below Radar at. 3 hours later all planes were back safe and the mission was accomplished - The Nuclear reactor named Osirak was destroyed.

The operation surprised the world, Israel was condemned by the international community, but in the long run was embraced for this bold move, as Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a threat to the area and the world's stability.

Colonel Ze’ev (Zevik) Raz, who led the attack is here to share with us about the attack, the days before and the days after the attack, and what is the thing he is proud of the most (Surprise - NOT the attack!). Raz served as Squadron commander and the Israeli Air Force Flight School commander and was decorated with a Chief of Staff Citation (Ramatkal award) for his leadership in leading the operation.

To watch a documentary on YouTube - Operation Opera - Israel's Raid on the Iraqi Reactor 1981

#topgun #topgunmaverick #tomcruise #missionimpossible #f #tomcruisefan #tomcruiseforever #topgunmovie #tomcruisemovie #maverick #tomcruisestyle #tomcruiseedit #tomcruisesmile #ethanhunt #tomcruiselover #hollywood #tomcat #movie #usnavy #missionimpossiblefallout #jackreacher #aviation #tomcruiser #tomcruiseuniverse #tomcruisefans #film #tomcruisemovies #tomcruisehair #paramountpictures #movies

”Ladies and gentlemen—a revolution!” part 2 with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Sha’al

”Ladies and gentlemen—a revolution!” part 2 with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Sha’al

May 31, 2022

2nd part of our conversation with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shaal.

The night of May 17th, 1977 will be always remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach”, when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party and a new era in Israel had begun.

Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Begin, the state of Israel changed direction dramatically. Along with my guest today we will dive deep into the years of transition from labor to the Likud.

Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal is a lecturer in the Department of Communications and Political Science at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, the former vice president of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and the author of “Ladies and Gentleman – Revolution”.

#Begin #Likkud #Israelipolitics

Another break in the Wall w. Tamir Morag

Another break in the Wall w. Tamir Morag

May 24, 2022

Less than 5 weeks passed since Idit Silman of Yamina left the coalition, leaving it with only 60 members in the Knesset, now they are left with 59 after earlier today, on May 19th 2022, newly elected MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, of the left wing MERTEZ party announced she rebels the coalition. The walls are closing on the Change coalition, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road.

Why Zoabi act the way she acted, why now, and what may happen? For that, I am glad to have Tamir Morag, a dear friend, Political & Diplomatic reporter at Israel Hayom newspaper.

Ladies and Gentleman - Upheaval! with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal (Part 1)

Ladies and Gentleman - Upheaval! with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal (Part 1)

May 17, 2022

Exactly 45 years ago, the night of May 17th, 1977, will always be remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach,” when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party, and a new era in Israel had begun.

Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Begin, the state of Israel changed direction dramatically. Along with my guest today, we will dive deep into the years of transition from labor to the Likud.

Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal is a lecturer in the Department of Communications and Political Science at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, the former vice president of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and the author of “Ladies and Gentleman – Revolution.”

#MenachemBegin #Likkud #Israelipolitics #Israelidemocracy

The tension between state and religious w. Uri Keidar

The tension between state and religious w. Uri Keidar

May 10, 2022

Every now and then, the tension between the Ultra-Orthodox and what is called Religious-Zionists and secular society comes to a new tip point. A few governments fell due to controversy over religious affairs, and the last political crisis just before Passover when MK Idit Silman of Yamina (PM Bennets’ right-wing party) announced she was leaving her role as a de facto government whip and exiting the coalition due to “Hametz” observance in Israeli hospitals disagreement with Minister of Health, Nitzan Horovitz of Meretz, left-wing party.

Along with my guest, Mr. Uri Keidar, CEO of Israel Hofsheet, we will get a better understanding of the famous Status-Quo, the biggest conflicts, and what was the solution around Chametz in Israel’s hospitals. 

To read more about Israel Hofsheet - https://israelhofsheet.org.il/en/english/

Uri’s email - uri@bfree.org.il

#Israel #Passover #Secular #Orthodox

Explaining Temple Mount tension with Dr. Harel Chorev

Explaining Temple Mount tension with Dr. Harel Chorev

May 3, 2022

 

הר הבית or Temple mount is sacred to both Jews and Muslims. For Jews, it is the pick of Mount Moriyah, where the 1st and 2nd temples were built, while for Muslims it is known for the musks of Al-Aksa and Tomb of the Rock, and where based on Muslim belief priest Muhammad's ascent to heaven.

For years the Temple Mount serves not only as a holy place but also as a source of tension and ongoing clashes over religion and control. Who is fighting and for what? For answering these questions I am glad to host Dr. Harel Chorev,  Head of the Middle Eastern Network Analysis Desk at Tel Aviv University and author of Networks of Power in Palestine: Family Society and Politics since the 19th Century

Are we going to a 5th round of election w. Jeff Becker

Are we going to a 5th round of election w. Jeff Becker

April 12, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6th Israelis found out they may stand in front of what may look like another round of election when MK Idit Silman of Yamina (PM Bennets’ right-wing party) announced she is leaving her role as a de facto government whip and exiting the coalition due to “Hametz” observance in Israeli hospitals disagreement with Minister of Health, Nitzan Horovitz of Meretz, left-wing party.

Are we really facing a new round of elections? How can the coalition work in such a deadlock and what the future will bring? For that, I have my dear friend, our lost boy who comes back – Jeff Becker.

#IditSilman #NaftaliBennet #Israel #IsraeliPolitics #YairLapid

Episode 57 - ”Ladies and gentlemen—a revolution!” part 1 with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Sha’al

Episode 57 - ”Ladies and gentlemen—a revolution!” part 1 with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Sha’al

April 5, 2022

The night of May 17th, 1977 will be always remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach”, when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party and a new era in Israel had begun.

Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Begin, the state of Israel changed direction dramatically. Along with my guest today we will dive deep into the years of transition from labor to the Likud.

Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal is a lecturer in the Department of Communications and Political Science at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, the former vice president of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and author of “Ladies and Gentleman – Revolution”.

#Begin #Likkud #Israelipolitics

Episode 56 - Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty w. Dr. Roy Peled

Episode 56 - Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty w. Dr. Roy Peled

March 16, 2022

Israel does now have a constitution but a series of Basic Laws that are supposed to be the foundations of a future constitution. Most Basic laws are not drawing so much attention but one is unique. Since enacted on March 17th, 1992, This Basic Law is upsetting mainly two big factions in Israeli society - The Ultra-Orthodox (Haredim) and the nationalistic right-wing. Why? How? And who else?

To Discuss this law I am glad to have with me, once again, my friend, Prof. Roy Peled.

#Israel #Israelilaw #Humanrights

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