THE SPIN ROOM | With Ami Kaufman | Guest: Member of Israeli Parliament, Likud Party, Yoav Kisch | Thursday, January 3rd 201943min
Part 1 In Israel, the election countdown continues, but also the drama in the country's politics. Parties come and go and alliances are brutally shut down. It's the case of the Labor Party and Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah Party. Avi Gabbay broke up the partnership with Tzipi Livni. Member of Israeli Parliament, Labor Party, Yossi Yonah, and Member of Israeli Parliament, Likud Party, Yoav Kisch give their take. Part 2 The discussion continues about the end of the Zionist Union. There are reports saying that Labor Party members are trying to unseat Avi Gabbay. Also, latest polls show that Netanyahu's Likud Party would win if elections were held today. With that, Israeli columnist Caroline Glick has announced this week that she is joining forces with the new right party of Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked. Part 3 In the West Bank, 23 police officers and 3 civilians were wounded as Israeli forces evacuated some 300 settlers who recently returned to the illegal outpost of Amona. Most of the officers were hit by rocks and one was stabbed by a sharp object. Politicians on the left have condemned the violence but on The New Right party of the Education Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted a call to remove illegal Arab construction in Khan al-Ahmar. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Mitt Romney slams Trump's charter in an Op-Ed. Part 4 'Catch-67'is a book written by Micah Goodman. It doesn't talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but rather talks about the internal Israeli debate over it in an attempt to conduct a healthier national dialogue. After conquering the Israeli public, the book got translated to English and is sure to make more waves. More on the interview with the Research Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute and Author of the book, Micah Goodman.