Is Israel Right to Lobby Against the UNHRC Report?
A day after the release of the UNHRC report on Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Israeli diplomats are trying to persuade other democracies in the UN not to endorse it. Should Israel waste time advocating on an upcoming vote that some say is a foregone conclusion?
Another rocket from Gaza was launched at Israel last night, which landed near Ashkelon. Officials have said repeatedly that Israel wouldn’t tolerate even a “trickle” of rocket-fire. What constitutes a “trickle,” and how should Israel respond?
At least 10 Israeli Druze were arrested following yesterday’s lynch of a Syrian seeking medical attention in Israel. The Druze, who claim the victim was an al-Nusra jihadist, say that Israel isn’t doing enough to protect their family members in Syria, and instead is aiding their enemies. How far should Israel go, without fully getting involved in the Syrian civil war?
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel says that young Israelis who do national service (as an alternative to serving in the IDF)with any of the organizations that testified in the anti-Israel UN report on the Gaza war. Is he justified?
Nineteen US Democrats signed a letter urging the Obama administration to put the issue of the “rights of imprisoned Palestinian minors” at the top of the US-Israel agenda. The Panel argues that the administration should also bring to the forefront the victims of the terror committed by those same minors.
Host: Josh Hasten
Panel: Jeremy Saltan, Daniela Traub, Judy Lash Balint, Danny Seaman