Roadblocks to Progress(50:33)
First, despite signing a nuclear agreement with the P5+1, Iranian officials have begun to suggest that they will not accept the text of the contract. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei vowed to “defy American policies in the region,” while the Revolutionary Guards say they will never accept features of the UN draft. Josh says he knew it all along.
Then, Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan discusses Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s condemnation of Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid, who publicly criticized what he considers Netanyahu’s diplomatic failure regarding the Iran deal. Saltan agrees with Bennett that Lapid is out of line.
Finally, an emotional conversation with author and journalist Orit Arfa as the 10th anniversary of the Gush Katif expulsion is commemorated. Arfa was in Gush Katif during the withdrawal and her novel, The Settler, is based on that experience. She says the national-religious camp in Israel must become less rigid and less religious, otherwise Jews will continue to be thrown out of their homes for the sake of “peace.” She also debuts her new song, “Home (Lives in My Song),” inspired by the Gush Katif community.