We heard from Avi Lipkin last Friday on the inside scoop of Israeli politics. Today we have a different guest to discuss the state of things in Israel following the hostilities with Gaza several weeks ago. Joining us from his home country is David Rubin (shilohisraelchildren.org), Founder and President of the Shiloh Israel Children's Fund and former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He describes the efforts in finally forming a coalition government and what will likely be the policies moving forward for the new Bennett administration. He also looks at how Israel can learn from both its past successes and failures.
Whirlwind of important topics on this week's show. First up, we welcome back defense and aerospace veteran Reuben Johnson (www.thebulwark.com) who examines the geopolitics of Belarus, with their growing uprisings; Russia and its future; and China's inroads into Eastern Europe with their Belt and Road Initiative.
Back here in America, the far leftist crowd is determined to rid our country of the Electoral College. Trent England (www.saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States, discusses the effort to convert us from a representative government for everyone to, what he dubs, the “United Big Cities of America.”
Science and medicine are supposed to be free of politics but it's an election year so all the rules are out the window. Research writer Dennis Behreandt (www.thenewamerican.com) is back with us to look at the science behind hydroxychloroquine as well as the bad publicity it has received simply because President Trump lauded its use. It's supposed to be scientifically – not politically – correct in the world of science.
Next we travel to the Middle East with David Rubin (www.shilohisraelchildren.org), former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, who joins us from his home there. He looks at both the strategic and economic implications of the Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement, focusing on the constant threat from Iran and the financial benefits to the UAE of partnering with the Middle East's only democracy.
We wrap up this week with John's analysis of the government criteria for future vaccine use and the ethical and legal implications in vaccine development and implementation.
The United Arab Emirates and Israel are poised to sign a historic agreement. What are the implications? David Rubin (www.shilohisraelchildren.org), former mayor of Shiloh, Israel joins us from his home there. He looks at both the strategic and economic implications of the agreement, focusing on the constant threat from Iran and the financial impact of partnering with the Middle East's only democracy. Mr. Shiloh discusses how President Trump's other deals in the Middle East have taken a different path than his predecessor's deals and how any deal must be focused on peace and not on specific people groups. He also shares his work as founder of the Shiloh Israel Children's Fund.
Caveat emptor: before you fall for a promise, make sure you're not being deceived. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the continued onslaught against the Constitution by those who try to convince us we need a better document, a better country. They want to fundamentally transform America, but transform it into what? The Constitution limits government, so in order for big government to grow, our founding documents must be swept away. Beware of promises to do that; the result will not be a better country.
How are the promises of the Constitution being swept away? Constitutional Law Attorney and conservative speaker Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) joined us after her speech a week ago to examine attempts by leftists to pack the courts with activist judges and constantly obstruct the Trump administration as well as the unorthodox and possibility illegitimate process of impeachment currently underway in the House.
Antisemitism is on the rise in Europe and it's coming from several sources. David Rubin (www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org), Founder and President of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund, discusses how Jews are being attacked in Germany and France in part by far right fringe groups but also by a growing number of Muslims there.
Why, when progressive policies are implemented in a city, do they rarely make things better? Steven Malanga (www.city-journal.org), Senior Editor at City Journal in New York City joins us to look at why these policies fail as well as an emerging shift toward conservatism in places that have become overwhelmingly intolerable.
John's quote of the week:
"If it says you have rights but later on politicians or courts simply define those rights away to the point where if you try to exercise your rights, it's not going to stand up – then does the Constitution mean anything? Does it protect anything? The answer is a resounding 'no.'"
In this week's Extras segment, we travel back 15 years and play an interview with Nancy Pearcey from a September 2004 episode, titled 'Spitting in the Face of Christ' where she and John discuss the need for churches to teach core Christian values in the current worldview battle.