First, the panel discusses the New York Times article asserting that the presence of international peacekeeping forces in the Sinai must be reevaluated. Panelists mull over the question of who has the responsibility to protect Israel and make peace in the region.
Next, Senator Chuck Schumer came out in strong opposition to the Iran deal. The panel debates if this will encourage American Jewry to show more or less support for the nuclear agreement. They also consider the media’s description of Schumer as a “Jewish senator,” rather than simply as a “senator.”
Then, the disturbing behavior of Arabs on the Temple Mount towards visiting US Congressmen leads the panel into a discussion of the persisting difficulties plaguing the holy site, as well as the controversies surrounding the Western Wall.
Finally, a new 16-hall theater complex, Yes Planet, is opening this week in Jerusalem amid fanfare and controversy, because it will be open on Shabbat. The panel debates the operation of businesses on the holiest day of the week in the Holy City.
Host: Glen Ladau
Panel: Daniel Seaman, Mottle Wolfe, Molly Livingstone, Yishai Fleisher