Should the IDF Be Easing Security Restrictions for Ramadan?17 June 2023
Israeli security forces have announced an easing of restrictions for Muslims entering Jerusalem and the Temple Mount during the upcoming Ramadan holiday. Is this a risky move in terms of Israeli security? What about removing the restriction on Jews praying at the Temple Mount?
The Foreign Ministry released a cartoon lampooning foreign press coverage of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. The cartoon went viral, and many members of the foreign media were offended. Is it appropriate for an official government agency to mock journalists?
The Meretz party is trying to pass legislation that would require the labeling of all products made in Israel by city. The goal is to indicate which goods are made in "settlements." Business owners in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) are telling Meretz that this move would end up harming Palestinian workers more than anyone else. Should the bill be shelved?
A Haaretz article indicates that MK Michael Oren's new book reveals that Jewish journalists in the US are to blame for world-wide anti-Israel sentiment. Is this true?
Host Josh Hasten
Panel: Jeremy Saltan, Daniela Traub, Yishai Fleisher, Daniel Seaman