Balagan
The Likud Party between 1977 to 1983

The Likud Party between 1977 to 1983

August 31, 2020

Along with Eli Hazan we review the Begin’s era as PM - From the “Mahapach”) Reverse / Change) in 1977 until Menachem Begin’s retirement. What were the biggest changes the Likud entered in Israeli politics of those days, what reforms were made, and what was the relationship withing the Likud’s leadership.

UAE-Israel Normalization deal explained

UAE-Israel Normalization deal explained

August 24, 2020

Who gains what from the UAE-Israel Normalization deal and why now, explained on BALAGAN with our guest Jeff Becker.

No Way! With Amir Haskel & Asaf Agmon

No Way! With Amir Haskel & Asaf Agmon

August 16, 2020

4 years ago Amir Haskel decided that enough is enough and started protesting ALONE against PM Netanyahu. Haskel, former pilot (Ranked Brigadier general) and a Holocaust researcher, decided he can not stand still while the PM is charged with corruption cases and that such man can not lead the state of Israel as we need higher morals and ethics. SO he started standing in the crossroad by his house with a sign and Israel flag. Soon many have followed. One of them was his old-time IAF pilot Asaf Agmon. Now they lead the No Way protests in Balfour. Let's hear what they have to say.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Menahem Begin & Herut Party - The Origins of the Likud

Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Menahem Begin & Herut Party - The Origins of the Likud

August 12, 2020

Eli Vered Hazan speaks to Kobi about the Likud Party - From a fighting opposition to the ruling party in Israel. Our 1st episode in the series discussed the origins and the founding fathers of the Likud Party - Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Menahem Begin, and Herut Party.

Episode 05 - Is Israel going to a 4th election with Jeff Becker

Episode 05 - Is Israel going to a 4th election with Jeff Becker

July 31, 2020

Is Israel’s unity government getting pushed to the brink? Will Netanyahu go for a 4th election? Is there anyone who can even replace him? Join Kobi Cohen with our guest host Jeff Becker for a special episode!

Episode 4# - Not your typical Protester

Episode 4# - Not your typical Protester

July 26, 2020

He is a Likud member and a small business owner and he demands answers! Meet Nir Levi who joined me to say what he wants from the government. He is NOT seeking to replace Bibi like other protestors, but he represents a growing voice who wants the government to stop improvising to take responsibility for what is happening and that is why he is on the streets protesting against the lack of policies along with others!

Episode 3 - The Bibistillia demonstration on July 14th 2020 - Special episode with Nitzan Waisberg

Episode 3 - The Bibistillia demonstration on July 14th 2020 - Special episode with Nitzan Waisberg

July 19, 2020

The demonstration in Jerusalem on June 14th, got the nickname “The Bibistilia day”. Thousands of people demonstrated together to protest against the policies or lack of policies the Israeli government is taking these days. The demonstrators come from different backgrounds and different groups - One group is called the “Shulman’s” and represents the self-employed, another group is named “Crime Minister” and until recently was focused on demonstrating against the attorney general of Israel, Avichai Mandhelblit, who some of them saying was helping PM Netanyahu to get away from his corruption cases. Another group is called the “Black Flags” and focuses on demonstrating against the Anti-Democratic measures the government is taking and defending the supreme court from the attacks by the PM supporters. Along with my guest, Ms. Nitzan Waisberg I will explain what is happening and why people protest.

Balagan #2 - The Coronavirus bill and it’s implications explained

Balagan #2 - The Coronavirus bill and it’s implications explained

July 10, 2020

The Knesset passed an Emergency Coronavirus bill. Why? What are the implications and what does it mean? Kobi & our guest, Prof. Roy Peled ,Professor of constitutional and administrative law at the College of management in Israel and former chairperson of the Movement for Freedom of Information in Israel will dive deeper and explain.

Balagan - 1st Episode

Balagan - 1st Episode

June 22, 2020

Balagan is the ancient Persian term for a "mess". It's one of the most common words in Hebrew. Israeli politics seems like a big Balagan for many. I'm here to walk you through and bring some order to make things easier to understand. I invite you to join me and get a better understanding of how the Israeli political system works and placing things in order. I would love to get your feedback so please email me to kobi.balagan@gmail.com with any feedback you have : )

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