TOI talks: Finding Waze out of the occupation, gently down the SodaStream
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TOI talks: Finding Waze out of the occupation, gently down the SodaStream

On this week’s episode: Placing blame for the dismissal of Palestinian workers; a huge military clash in Qalandiya after two soldiers got lost; taking the Donald seriously; and fraying Israel-Egypt relations

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

The panel this week looks at the dismissal of 74 Palestinian workers from the SodaStrem factory in the Negev, a year after the company moved the facility from the West Bank following a vicious BDS campaign against it.

The IDF faced its most serious clashes in recent months when two soldiers got lost in the Qalandiya refugee camp using Waze to navigate their way through the West Bank. The panel asks what lessons can be learned other than better map skills.

This week saw a strong showing for billionaire businessman Donald Trump in the ongoing Republican primaries but a weak condemnation from him of an endorsement from a former Klu Klux Klan leader. The panel struggles with how to cover the rising political force.

Plus, a look at Israel-Egypt relations after the Egyptian parliament voted to oust member Tawfik Okasha for meeting with the Israeli Ambassador to Cairo.

Also on this week’s podcast…

Blog highlight

Times of Israel blogger Eric Ross speaks to Miriam Herschlag about his connection, as a Dominican friar living in Poland, to Klezmer, Hebrew, Israel, Judaism and Jews.

Read the full blog post here.

On this week’s panel:

Founding editor David Horovitz
Ops and blogs editor Miriam Herschlag
Start-Up Israel editor David Shamah

Host and producer Raoul Wootliff

Music this week provided by the Bitter Suite and Patrices Klezmer.

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