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In this episode of Knesset Corner, Rabbi Dov Lipman tells Scott Kahn why President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is not meaninglessly symbolic, and why the potential for violence in response to announcements like these should not deter Israel or the United States from making them, regardless of whether anything practical chan…
 
A recent report suggests that President Trump will soon offer a peace plan that involves American recognition of a Palestinian state, which - if true - portends serious problems for Israel's current governing coalition. Along with controversial proposed legislation that affects criminal investigations, and whispers that an indictment of the prime m…
 
Join Rabbi Dov Lipman and Scott Kahn as they discuss the consequences of the recent terror attack in Har Adar, where three Israelis were killed by a terrorist who had been peacefully working in that community for years. They also talk about the Supreme Court decision outlawing the blanket Haredi draft exemption, and what is likely to happen now tha…
 
After initially voting for the building of a new area designated for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government have rescinded the compromise proposal, causing a tremendous backlash among many Jews, particularly outside of Israel. Why did the same ultra-Orthodox parliamentarians who approved the original bil…
 
As President Donald Trump visits Israel and the Palestinian Territories, supporters of Israel have been encouraged by his visit to the Kotel, and slightly dismayed by the antics of MK Oren Hazan. What does this presidential trip tell us about Trump's future policies towards Israel? What may happen as a result of his visit with Palestinian President…
 
With a 5 billion NIS budget surplus, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon presented a series of tax cuts and subsidies to help Israel's middle class. Are there drawbacks? Why did he announce his plan without first informing Prime Minister Netanyahu? Rabbi Dov Lipman and Scott Kahn discuss the issues involved.Also in this episode: Israel Army Radio reports…
 
In the latest episode of Knesset Corner, former MK Rabbi Dov Lipman discusses Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's comments about the new political reality (or lack thereof) under President Trump, and the obsolete terminology of "left" and "right" in Israel. He also talks about the amazing performance of the Israeli baseball team in the World Baseb…
 
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is meeting with United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Washington. How important is this meeting, and what policy changes should Israelis anticipate as a result? What might change in the United States-Israel relationship, and what will likely remain the same? Former MK Rabbi Dov Lipman discusses the u…
 
More than a whiff of scandal surrounds Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, as the police are currently investigating three different cases in which he is involved. The police and the courts must determine whether there was any illegal activity; nevertheless, former MK Rabbi Dov Lipman argues that even absent criminality, the prime minister clearly e…
 
The news in Israel has been dominated by the recent conviction of Elor Azaria, a soldier on trial for manslaughter after he killed a terrorist who had apparently been neutralized beforehand. What does the trial say about Israeli society? What should be the correct response of politicians and the public? Join Rabbi Dov Lipman and Scott Kahn for an a…
 
Rabbi Dov Lipman and Scott Kahn discuss the accusations against Knesset member Basel Ghattas of the Balad party, and the proper and inappropriate ways of dealing with potentially treasonous individuals in the Israeli government. They also talk about the budget and the controversy surrounding discretionary funds given to individual Knesset members.…
 
Join former member of Knesset Rabbi Dov Lipman and Scott Kahn as they discuss the latest developments in Israeli politics. In this episode they tackle the evacution of Amona and the controversy surrounding the proposed muezzin law. For more great podcasts go to www.jewishcoffeehouse.com.Por Rabbi Dov Lipman
 
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