THE SPIN ROOM | With Ami Kaufman | Guest: Israeli Parliament Member, Kulanu Party, Roy Folkman | Monday, January 14th 201943min
Part 1 Ahead of the Israel elections on April 9th 2019, after few weeks of parties breaking up or even disappearing, it seems the new stage is on new alliances that must be formed. Also, recent polls show the Likud party would have 32 seats out of 120 while the Kulanu party would have 5 seats. Roy Folkman from the Kulanu party and former Israeli Justice Minister Yossi Beilin discuss that. Part 2 The former Chief of Staff Benny Ganz announced that he founded a party 'Resilience for Israel'. Today he came out and spoke to Jews activists who are protesting the nation-state law. And there is a quick reaction on the right-wing side of the political map in Israel. And also, the Center Left-wing Yair Lapid said yesterday and he thinks he better be done on the left side of the map before these elections. Part 3 Benjamin Netanyahu is known around the world as a media wizard, someone who feels extremely comfortable in front of a camera. But what is the reason for his relations with the media going downhill to the state where he rarely gives interviews these days?. A new documentary entitled "King Bibi" might have the answers. Dan Shadur, the director of the film, which explores the Netanyahu's rise to power, gives further details on what is it really about. Part 4 It's hard to believe that the U.S. longest government shutdown in history, which entered its 4th is not the biggest story of the day in America after president Trump gets a one-two punch from the Media. On Friday night, the New York Times hits hard its report beginning as one of the most shocking lead ever written. Also, more candidates are announced to run for 2020 U.S. presidential election for the Democrats Party. Compared to the last election, this field is going to be a lot more crowded. Is that good for the party? Have more with Jim Antle, editor of The American Conservative Magazine and Roger Fisk, principal New Day Strategy.