THE SPIN ROOM | With Ami Kaufman | Guest: Member of Israeli Parliament, Likud Party, Sharren Haskel | Monday, July 8th 201943min
On this edition: Part 1 - Countdown to Israel's 2nd election Part 2 - Ehud Barak unveils name of his new party 'Israel Democratic Party' - Barak launches new campaign ad: 'state of Netanyahu or state of Israel?' - Netanyahu posts article connecting Barak's name to Epstein's sex trafficking scandal - Netanyahu, Barak trade barbs over Epstein sex trafficking scandal - Ehud Barak says willing to give up being number 1 in bloc if it brings down Netanyahu - Will Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni make a political comeback? - Netanyahu loyalist: Not enlisting Ayelet Shaked endangers Likud Party, right-wing Part 3 - NGO IfNotNow aims to push 2020 Dems to speak out against Israeli occupation - Jewish NGO seeks to make Israel major part of 2020's political platform - NGO IfNotNow campaigns against Israeli control of the West Bank - Is Jewish NGO playing into GOP hands, turning Israel into a partisan football? Part 4 - Balancing scientific truths with political agendas - U.S. envoys attend controversial inauguration of 'Pilgrim's Road' in Jerusalem - Critics: Project ignores layers of J'lem epecially present-day Palestinian village - Balancing history with modern day reality, status quo politics - Israel criticized for using archaeology, tourism to legitimize settlement activity - Netanyahu posts 'archaeology, DNA prove Palestinians not native to Israel'