Friday, November 9, 2012


Mike L.

This is a very interesting conversation between Yishai Fleisher and Rabbi Mark Golub of Shalom TV.

Fleisher is a very erudite spokesmen for the so-called "settlers" in Israel.  One thing that makes this conversation very interesting is that Fleisher and Golub come from very different ideological, geographic, and perhaps in some measure, generational, perspectives.  Fleisher was born in Israel, raised in the United States and is now a leader in the religious community within Judea and Samaria, as well as a prominent talk-show host on Israeli radio.

Golub runs Shalom TV, which I very definitely recommend, and represents a sort-of open-minded, centrist Jewish American perspective, but one far more influenced by the American left than Fleisher.

Fleisher advocates for the Israeli annexation of Judea and Samaria and thinks that the Arabs in those regions should have local autonomy, but no rights to the national franchise.

The reason that I am posting this is because it represents a rare instance of respectful exchange among Jewish people who so fundamentally disagree on the key points.

In my opinion, this conversation very much highlights the issues at hand.

It should, however, not be mistaken for an endorsement of either gentlemen.

Also I've posted this on the sidebar and, given its length, will leave it up for about a week.  If you can spare the hour, I think that the discussion will very much be worth your while.

1 comment:

  1. I liked Mr. G describes Soviet Union as a jail! But it is most interesting that he chooses not to be afraid. Shouldn't we be disseminating information about threats to world peace from Iran? Should we not make comfortable Americans and Canadians afraid?