VOI’s Eve Harow is joined by EMET founder Sarah Stern, environmentalist Oshra Attia and McGill University Professor Carlos Fraenkel.
Stern, founder of Endowment for Middle East Truth in Washington DC — who is educating Congressmen so they will veto the nuclear deal with Iran — tells Eve about her battles on Capitol Hill . She describes the unusual coalition of Jewish lobbyists, including members of AIPAC, who have joined forces to prevent Western leaders from capitulating to the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism.
Attia, the Jerusalem environmental educational coordinator for the Society of the Protection of Nature in Israel, discusses the challenges involved in raising awareness among the ultra-Orthodox about sustainable living. Having trained more than 20 guides from within that community, she has watched her programs blossom and gardens grow.
Fraenkel talks to Eve about his provocatively titled book, Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World, which portrays Palestinian Arab and Indonesian university students, lapsed Hasidic Jews in New York, poor teenagers in Brazil and the descendants of Iroquois warriors in Canada. He claims that disagreements on moral, religious and philosophical issues can be solved by a “culture of debate.” listen now