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TOI talks: Free to do what we want to do, nearly

In this week’s episode: Arab lawmakers make everyone angry; religious freedom at the Western Wall; Israel feels the Bern; army plans to censor Facebook; and why Hollywood can’t get enough of Israel

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

The panel this week looks at the meeting between some Arab Knesset members with families of terrorists and the broad criticism they have received.

A week after a widely welcomed government decision to establish a pluralist prayer plaza at the Western Wall, the panel asks if the battle for religious freedom at the holy site is over.

The army censor wants bloggers and Facebook users to submit posts on national security for advance review. The panel discusses the ramifications for social media, journalism and the freedom of speech.

In the US, as support for Bernie Sanders soars so does Israel’s interest in the Jewish senator from Vermont. Plus, what does the Oscar candidates’ trip to Israel say about Hollywood’s obsession with the Jewish state?

Also on this week’s podcast…

Reading and writing

Jewish Times Editor Amanda Borschel-Dan talks to Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg about her long-awaited new book, “Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting.”

You can read the full report on the book here.

On this week’s panel:

Editor David Horovitz
Deputy Editor Elie Leshem
Deputy Editor Sara Miller

Host and producer: Raoul Wootliff

Music this week provided by the YouTube Audio Library

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