JBS journalist Micah Halpern returns his focus to a global threat that has been overlooked of late due to the focus on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: ISIS. In light of recent attacks, he reminds us why this violent jihadist organization is still a massive problem for global stability. Ep. 245

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern analyzes the recent trend of Israeli security services revealing the number of thwarted terror attacks in Israel, and how this practice, meant to soothe jangled nerves, could end up doing exactly the opposite. He also highlights the fact that many foreign policy commentators are managing to make the Russia-Ukraine war about […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses The Strauss Group’s troubling global recall of Israeli-manufactured Passover chocolates that were possibly tainted with salmonella. He also analyzes Putin’s continued “scorched-earth” policy of sheer brutality in Ukraine. Ep.244

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern weighs in on comparisons between the Holocaust and the unfolding atrocities in Ukraine, as well as between Putin and Hitler and how the world should respond to crimes against humanity, then and now. He also discusses Airbnb’s recent decision to suspend all operations in Russia and Belarus. Ep. 242

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s persistent request that the U.S. and NATO enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine, and why it has so far been a prudent move to not do so, given the types of direct conflicts with Russian troops it would surely invite. Micah also analyzes a new opinion piece […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses how Ukrainians are managing to root out Russian spies in their midst: they use simple pronunciation tests that determine if the alleged spy can properly say uniquely Ukrainian words. Micah compares this practice of “shibboleth” to both stories contained in the Torah and to practices used by Americans during World […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s recent three-hour, in-person meeting with Vladimir Putin, which was set up in the hopes that Israel can somehow play a role in mediating an end to Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine. Micah also analyzes a recent CBS News Op-Ed about the terrifying pervasiveness of the […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the long history of Jews in living in Ukraine. From being the homeland of famed Jews like Golda Meir and Vladimir Jabotinsky, to being the blood-soaked land of both the shockingly brutal Bogdan Chmielnicki in the seventeenth century and the atrocities of Hitler’s Einsatzgruppen at Babi Yar, Ukraine. Micah also […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern revisits President Ronald Reagan’s troubling decision in 1985 to ceremonially visit the cemetery in Bitburg, Germany, which contained the graves of Nazi SS soldiers, even in spite of Elie Wiesel’s public pleading to cancel the visit. In the context of a recent congressional delegation’s visit to Israel, Micah also explores the […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern offers his take on the biggest news in the world right now, Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. He also highlights the challenges faced by Israel as they attempt to thread the needle on supporting Ukraine but also not angering Russia. Ep. 236

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