THE SPIN ROOM | With Ami Kaufman | Guest: Columnist & Member of Editorial Board, Haaretz Daily, Gideon Levy | Thursday, January 10th 201943min
Part 1 Earlier this week the Prime Minister made a dramatic announcement about corruption allegation. Meanwhile, the Head of the Opposition Party Yair Lapid told i24NEWS Anchor Jeff Smith yesterday that he would never join the coalition led by an indicted Prime Minister. Boaz Bismuth, Israel Hayom Daily, editor-in-Chief and Gideon Levy, columnist and member of the Editorial Board, the Haaretz daily debate on this. Part 2 The discussion continues surrounding the upcoming elections and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who claims that he has not done anything wrong regarding his criminal probe. Also, latest polls show that Netanyahu remains in the lead. Moving on, Route 4370 in the Jerusalem area has opened this week and left-wing activists are calling it "the apartheid road". The road is divided along its entire length by a high wall in the middle. Part 3 The U.S. government shutdown is now almost three weeks old, but no end and no sight. The president Trump stormed out of the meeting of the Democratic on Wednesday, claiming that it's a total waste of time, and threatening to make national emergency. Morning Consult shows poll, nearly half of voters, 33% have said 'he is the most to blame of this shutdown.' Part 4 A new one-on-one with a new face in the U.S. Congress, Republican Denver Riggleman, who recently returned from an educational tour in Israel. He shares his insights regarding the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, but also the Middle East policy in general.