INTERVIEW WITH YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

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INTERVIEW WITH YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

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NOT MY PRESIDENT

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NOT MY PRESIDENT

On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Ben Goldstein who is on the first response anti-terror team in the community of Elazar, Gush Etzion. On Friday morning a terrorist, using his car as a weapon, rammed into two Israeli teenage siblings making their way to a bus stop outside of Elazar. One of the teens was seriously wounded while the other suffered light to moderate injuries. Goldstein discusses the attacks and says that Israel must restore deterrence as the threat of terror heats up throughout the country.

Eve interviews Lt. Colonel (reserves) Eyal Dror who retires this week from 24 years service in the IDF. He commanded the campaign to bring Syrian refugees from their civil war torn country into Israel thru the Golan Heights to receive medical care and shares details of that very complicated operation. The impact of this humanitarian aid will probably never be fully known or appreciated, but the Jews, Druse, Muslims and Christians who were involved will never forget it. “Abu Yakub” was what the Syrian children called him, and this very proud Israeli has fulfilled -and then some- the Talmudic adage- “he who saves a single life has saved an entire world.” Will this bring everlasting peace and harmony to the Middle East? No. But it’s a beautiful attempt and just gives us a glimpse of what Israel does without credit or thanks. Tikkun Olam for real.

With a dark agenda Congresswomen Omar & Tlaib are coming to Hebron to show the world only the worst of Israel – but it will all turn around on them! Meanwhile, Yishai & Malkah go through the overstuffed Torah portion of Vaetchanan and celebrate their anniversary on Jewish love day – Tu B’Av!

Happy are those who sit in Your House, they shall continue to praise you, Selah! (Psalm 84:5)
Happy are the people for who this is so, happy are the people who’s God is Hashem. (Psalm 144:15)
I will exalt You, my God, the King, and bless Your name forever and all time.
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever.
You open Your hand and satisfy every living thing with desire.
The Lord is close to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.

Taking a break from the flow of history to think about a pressing current issue. Where does the breakdown of classic understandings of identity and authority associated with the postmodern age leave Am Yisrael?

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Gil Hoffman interviews former MK Dov Lipman, the founder of Our Time is Now, an organization that aims to get immigrants to Israel from English speaking countries to be more politically active in parties that have primaries. Lipman says the initiative is getting a very impressive response. Volunteers across the country will respond to those who express interest at ILourtimeisnow@gmail.com.

Gil then speaks about the latest gaffes by Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, who last week forgot the name of murdered soldier Dvir Sorek on live TV and has retracted statements about seeking a government with Benjamin Netanyahu twice over the past two weeks.

Photo Credit: OTRS Wikimedia

The days following Tisha b’Av have always presented themselves as being some of the most challenging days of the year. There is always something new in the air, but it’s quite hard and difficult to put a finger on it.

The relief of being done with the mourning while shifting the focus onto the more exciting part of the summer is always nice. But on the other hand, there is a voice deep down inside of us that refuses to be ignored…

While many waited for hours in the blistering sun, 1,729 Jews ascended the ramp for a visit to Judaism’s holiest site – the Temple Mount on Tisha B’av, which is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. The Israeli police on instructions from the government flipped-flopped throughout the day, opening and closing Judaism’s holiest site to Jewish visitors. Muslim rioters had positioned themselves at the site, hanging a Hamas banner, and were vocal in opposing the area being opened for Jews. Yet while certainly not a smooth experience, Jews did in fact make it to the Temple Mount to mourn the loss of both Jewish Temples, and yearn for the rebuilding of the third – speedily in our days.

Photo Credit: Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

The murder of Dvir Sorek. The Expulsion from Gush Katif. Singing in the Temple. The birth of a new granddaughter in Jerusalem. Eve shares her thoughts on the 10th of Av, 5779.

As soon as I sense that Tisha B’Av is about to appear, two conflicting voices appear in my mind. Should I be be in mourning over something I have a difficult time to connect to, or is Tisha B’av about so much more than the destruction of a building?

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