Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub discuss peace, Israel advocacy, Dr. Einat Wilf’s JPost op-ed and 5 fictional presidents better than Obama.
First, in their recap of the latest news developments, Daniel and Daniela discuss the phenomenon of some Israelis continuing to believe that achieving peace depends solely on the Jewish state. Next, an evaluation of random statements made by Israeli leaders shows that officials condemn attacks against Arabs more vociferously than those against Jews. This raises the question of whether Jewish lives matter less. Also, exposing a new J Street video that proves the organization’s claim to be pro-Israel is a sham, as it opposes the position of a majority of Israelis regarding the Iran deal.
Then, Daniel and Daniela hear from philanthropist Adam Milstein, who shares his story of reaching beyond mere financial success. Moving to the United States from Israel to pursue an MBA, he became a real estate mogul and then founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Through the MFF, Milstein works with dozens of organizations to strengthen Israel, the identity of the Jewish people and the US-Israel relationship. He talks about his Israel advocacy efforts, which aim to bring disparate organizations together in order to increase efficiency and become more active than reactive. Milstein says he believes that the security of American Jewry’s future lies in its identification with Israel.
Next, Daniel and Daniela are joined by Dr. Einat Wilf to discuss her recent op-ed, “Feminism and Zionism,” in which she says that both movements stem from the Enlightenment and both revolutionized the lives of their communities; yet, today, the ideals of both movements are under assault. She rejects the suggestion that these terms be dropped due to their modern-day negative connotations, on the grounds that doing so would constitute a betrayal of that which brought about the emancipation of Jews and women.
Finally, Daniel and Daniela list this week’s “Top 5.” Inspired by a PSA video supporting the nuclear agreement, starring a variety of celebrities, including Morgan Freeman, they name the five fictional Hollywood presidents who would have handled Iran better than Obama. listen now