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Haredi Hijack of ‘Jewish Parliament’ Foiled. Plus: Borat's Jewish Nobel?

How a new alliance of rightists and ultra-Orthodox attempted a 'hostile takeover' at the World Zionist Congress. PLUS: Will Borat win a Jewish Nobel for his creator?

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Haaretz Weekly podcast.
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Judy Maltz, who explains the background to last week’s drama at the World Zionist Congress, where a coalition of rightists and ultra-Orthodox delegates tried to seize control of the organization’s main institutions.

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Haaretz podcast: Haredi hijack of 'Jewish parliament' foiled - for now. PLUS: Borat's Jewish Nobel?

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What exactly is the World Zionist Congress? Who does it represent? How has the balance of power changed within the WZO? And how does this episode reflect the state of relations between Israel and the Diaspora?

In Part 2, we're joined by Haaretz.com's reviewer-in-chief, Adrian Hennigan, to discuss Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," QAnon and Rudy Giuliani’s troublesome shirttails.

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Europe Lost Nearly 60 Percent of Its Jewish Population in Past Half Century, New Study Shows / Judy Maltz

With ‘Borat’ Sequel, Sacha Baron Cohen Offers Hilarious Foreign Interference in the U.S. Election / Adrian Hennigan

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