Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel discuss Iran, then hear from Persian Jew Dr. Joseph Hadi and Israel Goldstein Youth Village director Aharon Cholow.
First, they talk about how the spotlight is on whether Congressional democrats will support or oppose the nuclear deal. And if the Jews among them do not back it, the question is whether accusations of “dual loyalty” in relation to Israel will be prevalent. Then they suggest that it is not only the US administration coming down hard against Israel, but other nations are, as well. For example, as British calls for the arrest of Prime Minister Netanyahu reverberate, and while the Vatican condemns Israel, the world appears to be turning a blind eye to Arab terror in the Jewish state.
Then, Ari and Jeremy are joined in-studio by Dr. Joseph Hadi, a Persian Jew who fled Iran in the mid-1980s on camel-back, and ended up becoming a doctor in the United States. He talks of his experiences as a child being smuggled out of the Islamic Republic. He describe what it was like for his family to leave a country they had inhabited since the destruction of the Second Temple. He also shares his thoughts on the nuclear deal.
Finally, Ari and Jeremy are joined in-studio by Aharon Cholow, director of the Israel Goldstein Youth Village in Jerusalem. He recounts the history of “the village,” from the days of its establishment by an Israeli army commander in the War of Independence, who wanted to create a place where young Holocaust survivors could live and flourish. Aharon describes today’s programs, noting how the population of children there has changed over time, drawing a parallel to people immigrating to Israel. listen now