Judicial Dealings and Dire Straits(50:51)
He is joined by VOI’s Gil Hoffman, who says that despite an agreement between Prime Minister Netanyahu and MK Avigdor Lieberman to cooperate on electing candidates to the influential Knesset Judicial Selection Committee, the two leaders didn’t kiss and make up. Thus, he says, there is little chance that Lieberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party will be entering the government any time soon.
Then, Josh is joined by Dr. Kamal Sido, a Kurd from Syria. Currently serving as a consultant for the Society of Threatened people, a Europe-based human rights organization, he says that the situation of the Kurds in Syria is dire, as various jihadist elements are threatening their lives. Sido is most concerned about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and wants Israel to urge the Obama administration not to make compromises with Turkey when it comes to the safety and security of the Kurds in the region.
Finally, Josh is joined by Will Roth, CEO of the Israel/Europe Freedom Center. Roth says that while some Greek anti-Semites are blaming the Jews for their country’s current economic crisis, the leadership in Greece should look in the mirror and blame their own policies for the situation. Roth also relates to a recent anti-Semitic rally in London, calling it a failure — since counter-protesters and police greatly outnumbered the Jew-bashers.