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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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the long-range impact of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as why Israel has recently gone from a model COVID response to an unexpected viral resurgence, despite the campaign for third “booster” shots of vaccine. Ep. 214

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the phenomenon of suicide bombing and why is it still a winning strategy for terror groups. And and the beauty of family togetherness we can hope to enjoy this Rosh Hashanah, despite the Delta variant’s menacing presence. Ep. 213 […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the ongoing implosion of the country of Lebanon and what its instability means for the region and for Israel, as well as the continuing fallout from the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban during the U.S. withdrawal. Ep. 212

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses what he is expecting for the upcoming High Holy Days in terms of synagogue attendance and COVID protocols, as well as Jewish law’s view on polygamy. Ep. 211

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the aftermath of the Tokyo games, including the controversy surrounding an Iranian sharpshooting gold medalist who is apparently also a terrorist, as well as the historical contexts of other instances of the modern Olympiad, from the very first in 1896, to the infamous Berlin 1936 games hosted by Hitler himself, […]

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