Fatherhood, Ethiopian birth customs, the wine festival, a new UN ambassador and the Iran deal are today’s topics.
First, VOI’s Yishai Fleisher is joined in-studio by Jerusalem Post op-ed editor Seth Frantzman. They discuss being new fathers of baby sons, and since Seth’s wife is Ethiopian, they talk about that community’s special customs surrounding childbirth, and how they reflect the state of society. Also, Seth reports on the Jerusalem Wine Festival — at least whatever he remembers of it from his alcohol haze.
Then, Yishai is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan, who explains why PM Netanyahu’s decision to send Deputy Minister Danny Danon to the UN as its Israeli ambassador was a masterstroke of political maneuvering.
Finally, Yishai is joined in-studio by Yoram Ettinger, former minister at the Israeli Embassy in Washington and expert on Middle East politics and US-Israel relations. Ettinger says that the Iran deal is very bad, but Americans don’t want it. He also asserts that Israeli demographics are great, but Israeli policy makers don’t realize it. listen now