On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Ira Mosen, author of the new novel “First Among Nations,” which tells the story of diverse communities in Israel who come together for one goal – helping Israel vie for a World Cup championship. Mosen whose family made aliyah two years ago, works as a doctor and sees examples of coexistence in Israel very often, but finds that those stories are not shared by a media focused only on conflict in this country.

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On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten an interview with Aryeh Green, Chief Strategy Officer at Gigawatt Global, an amazing Israeli company, which develops renewable energy projects in Africa. Green, who was the founder and director of MediaCentral, providing services for the foreign press in Israel, has been at the forefront of Israel’s public diplomacy efforts for decades. At the same time, he discusses his book “My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Land,” which details his remarkable 800-mile solo hike throughout the country.

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On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Danny Seaman, Director of the Movement for Governability and Democracy “Meshilult,” to get his take on the announced Israel/UAE peace deal. Seaman says that the agreement represents the “Netanyahu doctrine,” the Prime Minister’s policy of establishing relations with other countries with common goals in mind. In this case, it’s the Arab Sunni world’s desire to find partners willing to take on the Iranian threat. At the same time, Seaman says that the agreement proves wrong those who believe the key to peace in the Middle East is an Israeli concession-based deal with the PA.

On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Josh Reinstein, founder of the Israel Allies Foundation on his new book “Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel; The Power of Faith-Based Diplomacy.” In the book Reinstein outlines the Jewish nation’s legal and political rights to the Land of Israel, but says “they pale in comparison to the Biblical rights of the Jewish people to the land.” He discusses how today’s friends of Israel are those supporters in the Judeo-Chrisitian world, who turn to the Bible as their guide to understand what’s really happening in Israel in the Middle East.

On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten an interview with Israel activist Rabbi Avi Schwartz. Schwartz’s latest project is called “The Zionist Minute,” a series of short educational video segments made by high profile figures on what Zionism means to them. In addition, Schwartz, whose father was a Palmach war hero in Israel’s War of Independence, discusses how he is educating teens to be future Zionist leaders in the footsteps of the Palmach’s teachings and traditions.

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On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with JJ Sussman, International Director at Gesher, an organization which facilitates respectful dialogue between all diverse segments of Israeli society. Sussman discusses how his organization has shifted its model as a result of Coronavirus where physically bringing people together is nearly impossible. Sussman talks about the relevance of Gesher’s work, especially now as Jews around the world are getting set to commemorate Tisha B’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, which symbolizes disunity. The goal is that one day soon, there will be Ahavat Chinam – unconditional love between Jews, as opposed to baseless hatred.

On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with author Jodi Samuels upon the release of her new book Chutzpah, Wisdom, and Wine. In the book Samuels shares her journey from Johannesburg to Jerusalem via New York, as a community leader, world traveler, special needs advocate, outreach initiator – hosting hundreds of people in her home for events and Shabbat meals, and much more!

On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, a very special interview with Ashager Araro, the founder of Battae (“my house” in Amaharic), the Ethiopian Israeli Heritage Center in Tel Aviv. Araro, who was born in the desert as her parents literally walked to Israel on foot from Ethiopia, with her mom being nine months pregnant, shares her family’s heroic personal story of Zionism. Like many new ventures Battae, which opened in 2019, is suffering the pinch caused by the Coronavirus, and as a result Araro has founded a campaign in order to continue her mission to educate about Ethiopian Israeli heritage.

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On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Joseph Gitler, Founder and Chairman of Leket, Israel’s National Food Bank. During the Corona crisis, the organization had to adjust its model in order to provide thousands of prepared meals for those in need, including those vulnerable populations who couldn’t leave their homes. For the past 17 years Leket has rescued immeasurable amounts of food to assist the hungry throughout the country.

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On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, a very special interview with David Angel, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ogen, an Israeli non-profit which lends money to those in need through donations and impact investments. The organization has raised over $30 million to help small businesses and others struggling under the Coronavirus pandemic. Plus in the second half of the show – all the latest news from Israel. Will Israel apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria on July 1? The verdict is still out.

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