LISTEN: Netanyahu Fiddles While Gaza – and Israel's South – Burn

Despite promises to 'restore peace and security,' Israel's newly re-elected prime minister is offering nothing more than the same old platitudes. LISTEN FREE

Israelis take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets from Gaza, during cross-border hostilities, in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon May 5, 2019.
Reuters / Amir Cohen

On today's show:

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Host Simon Spungin and Haaretz columnist Allison Kaplan Sommer discuss the latest escalation between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, which comes on the eve of Ramadan and just days before Israel celebrates Independence Day.

And, with guests arriving in Tel Aviv for the Eurovision Song Contest, we ask: Is Hamas merely blackmailing Israel? Will Netanyahu allow Israel's south to be bombarded with rockets while Tel Aviv parties? And why has no one on the Israeli side got a coherent plan for Gaza?