JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the troubling violence that occurred in numerous Israeli cities between regular Jews and Arab-Israelis, and what ultimately caused it, as well as the long-term ramifications of the Israel/Hamas conflict and the aforementioned riots for the fabric of Israeli society. Ep. 199

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the developing battle in Israel between Hamas terrorists raining down rockets on the entire state and the IDF, which is attempting to restore order by initiating surgical retaliatory strikes against Hamas leadership. Ep. 198

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the terrible tragedy that occurred on Mount Meron in Israel on Lag B’Omer. Ep.196

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the ramifications of Israel’s recent surgical strike against the Iranian nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, as well as the idea that Israel should be careful not to celebrate a total victory over COVID too soon. Ep. 194

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the variations in COVID compliance inside synagogues as religious institutions start to reopen and vaccinations become more widespread, as well as the shadowy “proxy war” that is happening between Israel and Iran, consisting of mine attacks on large ships. Ep. 193

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the prospect of the U.S. engaging with Iran and possibly re-entering a form of the oft-derided “JCPOA” nuclear deal, as well as why the rhetoric coming from Turkey regarding “reconciliation” with Israel is all talk, given all of the pro-terror and anti-Israel actions it has taken over the last decade. […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the lack of national unity on display in Israel as evidenced by the results of the fourth election- and why unity in a nation can often be, as Micah puts it, “overrated,” and democracy should always be appreciated, regardless of outcome. Ep. 191

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the diminishing influence of the U.S. in the Middle East and how both Russia and China have eagerly stepped; and the danger of a new COVID variant. Ep. 190

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the prospect of another imminent ZOOM Passover, and what the holiday’s exhortation to relish “freedom” means as many of us are receiving our vaccines. Ep 189

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the fallout from the devastating oil spill off of Israel’s Mediterranean coast that was deliberately perpetrated by Iran, as well as the concept of Jewish grieving in the age of Zoom; can we sit Shiva virtually? Ep. 188

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