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S2 E6. Sundays with Ya’akov Katz: Genocide, UNRWA and Hostages

S2 E6. Sundays with Ya’akov Katz: Genocide, UNRWA and Hostages


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Ya’akov Katz is back from his brief trip to London where he lunched with the Prime Minister and then some. But, now it's back to reality and the constant crisis in Israel. Last Friday Israel was on tenterhooks as the International Court of Justice read its preliminary ruling at 2 pm local time. This pertains to the case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of committing genocide in the Gaza Strip. As we say in Hebrew, the Court “walked between the teacups”; delicately avoiding any hard findings but also not foreclosing that possibility down the road. We then touch on the scandal plaguing UNRWA. Which one, you ask? Well, listen in to find out. And we finish up discussing the ongoing captivity of the hostages, whose plight may now be tied to a three point peace plan being floated by the U.S. On the latter point, I sure hope not. Even the ICJ called for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages. And so begins another week in Israel.

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