LISTEN: 'Israel's Haredi Politicians Are Feeling the Ground Shake Beneath Their Feet'

Haaretz Weekly
Women of the Wall arrive at the Western Wall on Friday.
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Women of the Wall activists at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Credit: Emil Salman
Haaretz Weekly

On Friday morning, violence broke out again at the Western Wall as female activists gathered to pray at the holy Jewish site and were met with an ultra-Orthodox mob trying to block their way. Why is the battle over prayer at the Kotel making headlines in Israel again, and how is it related to the Haredi parties being out of power for the first time in almost a decade? Jewish World correspondent Judy Maltz discusses the latest developments with host Amir Tibon.

Also on this week's episode, Haaretz's U.S. correspondent, Ben Samuels, joins us from Washington with an update on the Biden administration's plans to reopen the American consulate in Jerusalem. After passing his landmark infrastructure package, does President Joe Biden finally have time to pay attention to the Middle East? Listen to the full conversation.

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