VOI’s Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub discuss hot news items, including the state of US-Israel relations, and report on true Israeli success stories.
First, they comment on how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attitude has contributed to the United Nations opening a war crimes inquiry into Israel. Then, in light of the Chattanooga shootings, they consider the responsibility of mosques in encouraging the growing ranks of Islamist “lone gunmen.” After that, they remark on the heroics of Prince Phillip’s mother, Princess Alice, who is buried in Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem as a “Righteous Gentile.”
Next, the co-hosts take us up north to the Galilee’s Kibbutz Parod, home of the Saba Habib Olive Oil Factory visitor center. There they learn from CEO Rotem Segev about how a Christian family’s small olive oil business grew into an an international exporter of oil, tahini, soaps and cosmetics. The story is a powerful example of coexistence and opportunity across Israel’s diverse population.
Then, Daniel and Daniela talk with Naor Bar, marketing director at Aroma Dead Sea USA, about the company’s history, its distribution in the United States, and the healing wonders of its products.
Finally, the co-hosts present this week’s “Top Five,” enumerating Israel’s leading exporters, whose iconic products have come to symbolize Israel abroad. listen now