On Sunday, a plane in route from Greece to Lithuania was diverted to Minsk, Belarus after a bomb threat was called in. But that's not the whole story. Once the plane landed, Belarusian authorities arrested a passenger, an opposition blogger who is critical of the government. Back with us today to discuss this incident is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He reveals that the Belarusian government called in the threat just so they could arrest a "dissident." Several members of the international community, including the U.S. and the EU, have condemned what is being referred to as a hijacking. What are the implications of this incident? More importantly, will other totalitarian governments see this as a precedent?
Recently, Palestinian leaders procured Covid vaccines from Russia but quickly turned around and blamed Israel for not sending some of their own supply of vaccines. Back with us today is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He looks at who is responsible for healthcare in the Palestinian territories and posits that the vaccine controversy may be pointing to a bigger picture. Now that President Trump is no longer on the world scene, there is a push to solidify Palestinian statehood and isolate Israel.
While the U.S. is swaying back and forth over what administration will occupy the White House in January, countries in the Middle East aren't waiting around. Israel-based Josh Hasten (joshhasten.com), host of the Israel Uncensored radio broadcast, joins us today to answer the question: what to do about Iran? There's a marked difference between a Trump and a Biden administration when it comes to how to handle Iran. With so-called official sources calling Biden the winner, Gulf States in the Middle East are forming alliances with Israel to fight against Iran should help not materialize from Western countries or from the UN.