VOI’s Josh Hasten is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan to hear a political review, and by ‘Project Inspire’ director Yossie Friedman.
First, Josh hears from Saltan, who says that Foreign Ministry officials are up in arms over budget cuts. They are also perplexed, he says, that various Israeli consulates are being shut down when Israel’s standing in the world is in trouble.
Then, Josh hears Jeremy rap a new study claiming that the government is investing more money in the education of children living in “isolated settlements” than in the rest of the country. Jeremy says the study is inaccurate and merely a political ploy against the residents of Judea and Samaria.
Then, Josh is given an explanation by Jeremy for why the media are obsessed with the question of whether or not former Likud #2 Gideon Sa’ar will be making a political comeback. Jeremy says if Sa’ar does return, it will not be with a “bang,” but rather with a gradual “whisper.”
Finally, Josh is joined by Yossie Friedman, managing director of “Project Inspire,” an organization dedicated to unifying the Jewish people and providing opportunities for Jews to explore their Jewish identities. Friedman describes a special event the organization is hosting tonight called Play2Inspire — a softball tournament in Long Island, whose proceeds are going towards subsidizing Israel trips for non-observant parents of kids who have come to Israel with Birthright and other organizations. listen now