New Heights of Outrageousness(50:33)
One year after the Gaza operation, and while missiles are still being fired from the strip, Israeli military officials are recommending the easing of border restrictions. The panel discusses the logic behind the recommendations, as well as whether the relative peace the area has been experiencing means Hamas has been defeated or is simply waiting to rearm before its next attack.
While the PLO Ambassador to Chile is promoting the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” libel, PA President Mahmoud Abbas allegedly transferred a message to Israel, via the head of the Forum of Northern Bedouin Council, that he would negotiate with Israel if it would stop settlement construction. The panel discusses whether this is a real offer or just talk.
Israel’s minister of religious services recently said that he cannot allow himself to call Reform Jews “Jews.” While the panel agrees that this does not represent the general feeling of the Israeli people or government officials, they disagree on how or why someone with that attitude can serve in his post.
A few days after the UNHRC adopted a resolution condemning Israel for its actions in Gaza, another UN organization, UNESCO, has condemned Israel for, among other things, damaging the “visual integrity” of the Old City of Jerusalem with its light rail system. The panel cannot believe the lengths the UN will go to find new ways to delegitimize the Jewish state.
Host: Glen Ladau
Panel: Daniel Seaman, Mottle Wolfe, Jeremy Saltan and Judy Lash Balint