Season 3, Episode 3: MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh on Antisemitism and Human Rights

In September, Member of Knesset Michal Cotler-Wunsh joined an inter-parliamentary task force on combating online antisemitism, joining lawmakers from the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. Following Facebook's recent decision to ban Holocaust denial from the platform, join our host Yona Schiffmiller as he sits down with MK Cotler-Wunsh as they discuss the proper balance between stamping out hate speech and protecting free speech.


Season 3, Episode 2: Why do Human Rights NGOs Reject Peace?

Human Rights NGOs were critical of the recent normalization agreements between Israel, UAE, and Bahrain. Why would these groups oppose Middle East peace? Why is Europe absent from these dramatic diplomatic developments? Join Yona Schiffmiller and Prof. Gerald Steinberg as they take a look at previous peace agreements, NGO responses, and European Middle East policy.


Season 3, Episode 1: Dr. Yossi Beilin and Prof. Gerald Steinberg on the Israel-UAE-Bahrain Agreements

On September 15, a historic ceremony took place at the White House. Israel signed a peace treaty with the UAE and a peace declaration with Bahrain. With the Oslo Accords having been signed 26 years ago, is Israel's normalization with Arab countries a legitimate solution in light of the Palestinian issue? Are we about to enter a new era in the Middle East? Dr. Yossi Beilin and Prof. Gerald Steinberg discuss the implications of these diplomatic breakthroughs on the future of relations between the Palestinians, Israel and the Arab world.


NGOs Against Peace in the Middle East

On September 15, 2020, Israel signed separate historic agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, establishing formal diplomatic relations and recognition between the countries. Following the announcement of the UAE agreement in August, a number of NGOs, which purport to promote universal human rights, have decried and condemned the contribution to peace.


Jewish Voice for Peace and BADIL Team up to Downplay Terrorism and Promote BDS

In July-August 2020, Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston and BADIL held a series of webinars on aimed at “raising awareness in the USA…on the current obstacles and challenges facing the Palestinian people in their struggle for liberation.” Topics included annexation, President Trump’s “peace plan,” “Segregation, Fragmentation and Isolation,” and conditional funding.


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PFLP: Arrested NGO Official is a "Hero" and a "Commander"

While a number of UAWC supporters have attempted to cast doubt on Samer Arbid's membership in the PFLP terror group and involvement in the August 2019 attack, on August 30, 2020, the PFLP issued a condolence note in memory of Arbid's mother, referring to Arbid a "prisoner and commander," and "one of the heroes of the Bubeen operation" -- referring to the August 2019 bombing.