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Interview with Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll who is the founder of an Israeli women’s advocacy working particularly within the Jewish Orthodox community and guidelines. Chochmat Nashim deals with issues like Agunot, the unique predicaments that Jewish women face in case of divorce, know as Gett in Halachic terms. A Jewish husband who refuses to give his wife a divorce/Gett can cause her to be in a state of legal limbo until a solution can be found to make the husband cooperate.

She also deals with women’s health issues that are not getting enough attention because of common overzealousness in the boundaries of modesty. Don’t talk don’t tell type of attitude that leads to dangerous neglect and avoiding medical exams that could be saving lives.

Another strange new coming phenomenon that has been taking ground in some growing circles is the invisible women, some publications and magazine editors will no longer allow display of pictures of women even in most modest dress. According to Keats-Jaskoll these new regulations can have a damaging effect on education of both girls, who may become convinced that something is wrong with them and also on boys who’s image of women and their place in family and society is distorted.  

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On today's show David Ha'ivri will be speaking with Likud Knesset Member Sharren Haskel, youngest and prettiest member of the Netanyahu coalition. Sharren a real fighter is a veteran of Israel's Border Police unit,  a Veterinarian nurse and a Vegan. As an ideologue and a social activist she found herself on an unexpected path to a political career. While her social agenda might seem liberal to some she is a conservative and even a hawk on issues of Israel's national security, sovereignty and borders.

Do all Arabs hate Israel? Is there any hope for change? Today David will be speaking with Lebanese writer Fred Maroun who has become a big supporter of Israel. Growing up in Lebanon during the civil war and the Israeli invasion, he could have easily matured into another hater of Israel, but Fred chose a different path. Today he advocates for friendly relations with the Jewish State and believes that this is the direction that leaders of Lebanon and other Arab states should take.

On today’s show David will be speaking about reports that PM Netanyahu told Likud party members that he was negotiating with the American administration for declaring Israel sovereignty over the Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.

The White House denies that such talks have ever took place. If Netanyahu is telling the truth the act itself is opposite of sovereignty. So very problematic.

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