THE SPIN ROOM | With Ami Kaufman | Guest: Former Member of Israeli Parliament, Labor Party, Colette Avital | Monday, January 21st 201943min
Part 1 Israel and Iran's tensions escalate amid airstrikes hitting Iranian military targets in Syria. It began on Sunday when Israel launched air strikes on the country's south, next came a rocket fired into Israel and overnight, a series of Israeli military strikes. The Israeli military is breaking with its usual 'no comment policy' going public with images and targets that they say they hit: munition store sites inside the Damascus airport, an Iranian Intelligent site and an Iran training camp. Part 2 "Israel is not hiding anymore and it doesn't play games", this is according to Yehuda Glick, a member of the Israeli Parliament of the Likud Party who gives his take on the recent escalation between Israel and Iran over strikes in Syria. Also, the conversation with Yehuda Glick continues with Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's interview, which has been slammed by Prime Minister Netanyahu calling it 'unprecedented' and accusing Mandelblit of launching prose without hard evidence against him. Regarding the 2019 Israeli election, candidates and parties release their campaign slogans and videos, for the ruling Likud party, it targets journalists. Part 3 Israel's elections are approaching, candidates and parties release new campaign slogans and videos. Meanwhile, Chad, the Muslim African country restored relations with Israel this week during the first visit ever doing by an Israeli leader as PM Benjamin Netanyahu continues his efforts and embraces the nation which has traditionally been supported by Palestinians at the UN. When the trip is wrapped up, Sudan allowed the PM's plane to cross the airspace that controlled South Sudan. Is Sudan going to be the next Muslim-majority nation to normalize ties with Israel? Part 4 The end of the U.S. government shutdown is nowhere in sight. Democrats have rejected President Donald Trump's proposal to end the partial government shutdown calling it 'non-starter', and Trump called Nancy Pelosi 'irrational' after the nonacceptance. Also, President Trump and Rudy Giuliani deny 'disgraceful' BuzzFeed report that says Trump asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. With that, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reportedly considering running for the Kansas Senate seat. Executive Director of Build the Wave, Nate Lerner, and Founder of #WalkAway Campaign, Brandon Straka, discuss the subject.