The Jewish Agency’s latest decision and administrative detentions are the topics of today’s show.
VOI’s Josh Hasten is joined by Jerusalem Post Jewish world correspondent Sam Sokol to discuss the Jewish Agency for Israel’s withdrawal from the government’s “Diaspora initiative.” Sokol reports that JAFI head Natan Sharansky informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of this move, following claims that project decisions were being monopolized by Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, currently headed by Minister Naftali Bennett. Sokol says it will be interesting to see the response of Jewish organizations abroad, which are part of the initiative, and whether the program will be salvaged.
Then, Josh is joined by Honenu attorney Itzik Bam, who confirms suspicions that the police have been on a crusade to target mostly young Jews residing in Judea and Samaria for administrative detention — in the wake of the murders in the Arab village of Duma — in spite of a lack of evidence against them. Honenu’s goal is to provide aid to those Israelis facing legal entanglements as a result of defending themselves against Arab aggression. listen now