First, the panel discusses the interesting turn in which, on the same day, both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama made a case for their position on the Iran deal before an American-Jewish audience. The panel wonders whom the average person will rely on for the facts, when each side is presenting itself with equal force.
Then, a closer look at Obama’s comments to the Jewish leaders he assembled at the White House, where he said violence will ensue in the event that the nuclear agreement is squashed. The panel exposes how these words read as encouragement to terrorists and blame for Israel, whatever happens.
Next, the panel debates the legalities and morals of administrative detention, and the recent decision to allow it to be extended to suspected Jewish extremists. The panel considers whether arresting and holding someone because they hold a different opinion is a legitimate tactic — and where the line is ultimately drawn.
Finally, the panel dissects Etgar Keret’s New York Times column in which he pans fellow Israelis for failing to turn out at the demonstration in Rabin Square protesting the recent violent acts in Israel. The panel examines the failures of Keret’s logic, and explains why this article was particularly suited for the NYT.
Host: Glen Ladau
Panel: Daniel Seaman, Mottle Wolfe, Josh Hasten, Judy Lash Balint