Saving the Druze, Understanding BDS17 June 2023
VOI's Yishai Fleisher delves into various aspects of Israeli Justice.
First, he is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan, to talk about Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's offensive against boycotts.
Then, Yishai is joined by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and lecturer in the department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, to discuss the Druze community in Syria. It is in grave danger from jihadists on the slaughter. But Israel have a moral responsibility to protect them, because of their literal and figurative brothers and sisters in Israel who are loyal to the state?
Then, Yishai is joined by Israeli journalist and author Ben Dror Yemini, who says that though many people think that BDS is an organization or a movement, they're wrong. It's an atmosphere, Yemini asserts. It's an "evil spirit," not criticism of the occupation or settlements.
Finally, Yishai hears from VOI Bureau Chief Daniel Seaman the tale of his grandparents' burial on the Mount of Olives.