Marking the 36th anniversary of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, VOI's Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub speak on Skype to Egyptian peace activist Ahmed Meligy about how he defied his country's rampant incitement and reached out to Israelis. He describes attitudes in Egypt towards the Jewish state and the duplicity of the El-Sisi regime.
Nemat Sadat says being an ex-Muslim gay, atheist and Zionist from Afghanistan has left him disowned by his community, family and nation. He has received thousands of death threats; has lost his job as a professor; and fears being designated as a criminal under Islamic law. In this intimate interview, VOI's Molly Livingstone finds out why he wants the world to stop justifying Muslim radicalization and Islamic violence, and why he thinks Israel should win the Nobel Peace prize.
Ahead of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, renowned Holocaust scholar Prof. Deborah Lipstadt tells VOI's Judy Lash Balint that Iran's denial of the Holocaust illustrates the "utter bankruptcy" of its regime. Tune in to hear what she has to say about the best way to preserve Holocaust memory in 2015.
Salvador Litvak aka the 'Accidental Talmudist' is a Jewish Facebook celebrity, screenwriter, and director of the Jewish cult classic film 'When Do We Eat'. Currently travelling in Israel, Litvak joins VOI's Gil Hoffman to discuss how he discovered the spiritual wisdom of Judaism, why Jews should control the media, and why it's more dangerous to be a Jew now than at any time since the Holocaust.
In a VOI exclusive, Molly Livingstone has an intimate conversation with Noa Tishby, a leading figure in Israel's entertainment scene. Molly finds out why Israeli humor is taking the world by storm; Noa's success in selling the first Israeli TV show to the US; and why Noa wants Jon Stewart to come to Israel.
Holocaust denial expert Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, attending a conference on the Armenian genocide, tells VOI's Judy Lash Balint that the Armenian community wishes their own tragedy would get as much and as serious attention as the Holocaust.
Elie Pieprz, founder of IVote Israel -- a group devoted to inspiring American citizens in Israel to participate in US elections -- joins VOI's Josh Hasten to discuss the announcement that former Secretary of State Senator Hillary Clinton is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential elections. Pieprz talks about what this means for Israel and the Jews.