JBS journalist Micah Halpern offers a reappraisal of the epic life and career of Benjamin Netanyahu, and whether or not he sees a stirring political comeback in the former Prime Minister’s future. Micah also provides an analysis of an anti-Semitic rally in Poland that has historical resonances with tragedies in the Jewish past, like the […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern offers a reassessment of the status of Jew hatred in the United States, as documented by the recent wide-ranging AJC survey and also provides an analysis of two op-ed pieces that sharply critique UNWRA, the UN’s unprecedented Palestinian refugee program. Ep. 223

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern offers a realistic assessment of when Israel may be forced to attack Iran if it continues on its march to build a nuclear weapon. He also provides an analysis of whether Israel is a “happy” country or not, and speaks about the backlash to a New York Times article suggesting that […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the worrying trend of Jewish ritual slaughter being banned in Europe, most recently in Greece, and he also highlights the terrifying implications of a recent cyberattack on Iranian gas stations that included a pointed reference to the Grand Ayatollah. Ep. 221

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern describes how U.S. foreign policy has ignored or overlooked the reality on the ground with regards to tribal culture and Islamic values. He also highlights an ongoing firestorm regarding an Orthodox rabbi reaching out to the Reform community in Israel and why that has infuriated so many in […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern offers a realistic assessment of the legacy so far of the Abraham Accords on their one-year anniversary, as well as an in-depth analysis of the controversy in Texas surrounding the teaching of the Holocaust. Ep. 219

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the current American effort to “mend fences” and improve U.S.-Palestinian relations, as well as the troubling findings of a recent meeting amongst Israeli police officials that analyzed the conditions that made the Mount Meron stampede tragedy possible. Ep 218

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the “pollyanna-ish” approach of some in the Jewish community to the ongoing struggle against the delta variant and the overall resurgence of COVID-19. He also provides an insightful analysis of Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s recent article commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre. Ep. 217

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the specialness of celebrating Jewish holidays in the land of Israel, especially Sukkot, as well as the necessity for Israel to re-strengthen its ties with the Democratic party in the post-Netanyahu era. Ep. 216

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses how U.S. military aid to Israel, while once a guarantee, has now been called into question by certain members of Congress, as well as the inflammatory rhetoric coming from what Ben-Dror Yemini calls “Israel’s fascist right wing” regarding the escaped Gilboa prisoners. Ep. 215

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