Haaretz Weekly Podcast: Could a Lack of Stamps Derail Efforts to Boost Students' Midterm Turnout?

Jewish groups are mobilizing across the United States ahead of this week's midterm elections. Plus: Can Rabin's legacy ever unite the people of Israel?

United States President Donald Trump speaking in Florida, October 2018.
Reuters/Carlos Barria

On this week's edition of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin talks to Dina Kraft about the Midterm elections in the United States, billed by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump. We discuss the massive mobilization effort by Jewish organizations – especially targeting college students, who are traditionally unlikely to vote in Midterms.

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We also look back on a week of mourning in Pittsburgh, following the shooting attack that killed 11 Jewish worshippers.

In part two, we chat with Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn about the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the 23rd anniversary of which was marked on Saturday with a mass rally in Tel Aviv. Aluf explains why Rabin may have been the last Israeli leader to truly believe in democracy and why the rallies in his memory will always divide, rather than unify, the people of Israel.

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