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Are Campuses Havens for Antisemitism?

UC Irvine’s student government organization recently passed an anti-Israel boycott resolution, complete with BDS agitators peppering the debate with offensive comments—an all-too-common experience for Jewish students today. Pro-Israel students at Tufts have been subjected to unprecedented harassment. Anti-Israel resolutions have no effect on university policy. What is their purpose other than to harass and marginalize Jewish students? What can be done about them? UCLA Professor and Daniel Pearl Foundation Cofounder Judea Pearl, UCI Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Douglas Haynes, Louis D. Brandeis Center President Alyza Lewin, and Jewish On Campus founder Julia Jassey join Edwin to explore.
Air Date: - Season 2 - Episode 9

Whiskey and Wine II: The Vintage Boys are Back

Jeff Morgan of Covenant Wines, Josh London, Zalmi Unsdorfer, and Sheldon Freilich return for a special New Year’s Eve edition of the show to discuss old and new favorites, the year that was, and the year to come with Edwin.  
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 39

Zionism: Central to Judaism, Under Attack

Zionism is central to Judaism. The Jewish peoples’ theology, history, and culture are irrevocably intertwined with the Land of Israel and have been for 3,500 years. But everywhere Jews are under orchestrated attack for their Zionist identities. Worse, many Jews today are ignorant of exactly why Judaism, Zionism, and the physical Land of Israel are so inseparable. Joining Edwin to dissect are Rabbi Yotav Eliach, author of the bestselling Judaism, Zionism and the Land of Israel, Alyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt of the Zionist Rabbinic Coalition, and Brooke Goldstein, who heads the Lawfare Project and #EndJewHatred. Supported by JNS, StandWithUs, Israel-American Council, EMET, American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.  
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 37

Explosion of Antisemitism

Openly anti-Semitic speech, damage to Jewish property, campus hate, and violence against Jews have been exploding across America. Prominent and chic figures have libeled Jews and the pro-Israel community with impunity, openly citing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and virulent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Jews are stigmatized daily without consequence. Just how bad is the threat to the Jewish community? Alyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, in Washington, DC, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice-chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, joined Edwin to explore in a turning-point episode jointly sponsored by JNS.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 23

Eugenics in America

Eugenics was America’s shameful, decades–long attempt to create a White, blond, and blue-eyed Master Race to dominate all others. More than 67,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized. This pseudo-scientific campaign of fake medicine and genetics was exported to—and embraced by—Nazi Germany, where it was implemented as a core tenet of the Holocaust. Public Health officials combined with intellectual elites to commit genocide here and abroad. Edwin Black, author of the award-winning bestseller War Against the Weak, is joined by Amy Carney, editor at H-Eugenics and author of Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS, John Railey, investigative reporter and co-author of the Against their Will series, and eugenics program survivor Elaine Riddick, in a special event jointly sponsored by the global academic exchange H-Eugenics.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 22

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has now become a subject of focus not only for its weighty and tectonic decisions, but for its very make-up and fabric. What is ahead for the Court’s decisions, and for the Court itself? Renowned Supreme Court practitioner Nathan Lewin, who has appeared some 28 times, ABA Journal SCOTUS reporter Mark Walsh, SCOTUSblog author Adam Feldman, and others joined Edwin for a deep delve into the Supreme Court as it is and as it may become.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 21

The Threat from Iran

Iran now presents a greater nuclear threat than ever, with enriched weapons-grade uranium, an arsenal of missiles, and the determination destroy Israel first and then wage war against and conquer the West and its allies. Veteran national security analyst Walid Phares, author of The Lost Spring, join Edwin to assess the threat and explore efforts by Israel and the West to stop the rogue regime.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 20

Ask Edwin Anything: IBM and the Holocaust

In his New York Times bestselling investigative book, Edwin Black documented how IBM knowingly organized all six phases of Hitler’s Holocaust: identification, exclusion, confiscation, ghettoization, deportation—and even extermination. Available in many languages in 190 countries, the exhaustive Pulitzer-submitted work has won here and abroad. Edwin answered many of your questions in this topic-specific Ask Me Anything.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 19

Whiskey and Wine

The word “whiskey” (derived from the Gaelic uisce beatha) means “water of life.” The word “wine” comes to English from the Latin vinum and the Hebrew yayin. Stalwart whiskey and wine aficionados Zalmi Unsdorfer in London, Josh London in Washington DC, Sheldon Freilich in Detroit, and Covenant Wines vintner Jeff Morgan in San Francisco join Edwin to battle it out with their favorites for taste satisfaction and supremacy—and then delve into current events.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 18

Tarnished Icons

Woodrow Wilson, Confederate generals, Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, Thomas Watson, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson. Institutional names and national legacies everywhere are being challenged and, in some cases, abandoned. Who deserves to be cancelled? Which statues should stay and which should go—and where? Who decides—and how? Edwin tackles these questions and more in what is the first of several unforgettable episodes on this topic.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 17

Ask Edwin Anything #1

Genocide, political strife, corporate complicity in injustice, alternate energy, the dark side of history, the torments of our present, the prospects for our future. Questions on these topics—and more—come to Edwin every day, especially during his lectures. By popular demand, we present Edwin’s first AMA (ask me anything) episode. Chris Hamel, from the show’s Canadian Bureau, and Francisco Gil-White, associate professor at ITAM University, in Mexico City, asks Edwin your questions.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 16

Israel Tourism Rebound?

“Israel Tourism Rebound?” Until COVID-19, Israel’s tourism industry was on fire, with more than 4 million annual visitors—and growing rapidly. Then it all shut down: airlines, hotels, restaurants, attractions—everything. Now, with the country still trying to reopen, industry leaders are confident they can reignite the flame. Dan Hotels president and CEO Ronen Nissenbaum, Hilton Tel Aviv GM Ronnie Fortis, renowned chef Uri Jeremias, and other industry leaders joined Edwin to explore what’s in store.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 15


“Juneteenth.” Many Americans have never heard of Juneteenth—June 19th, a holiday of special significance to Americans of African Descent. Sometimes called the Black Fourth of July, its story should be compelling to all citizens of the US—not just to those who descend from former slaves. What is Juneteenth? How does this day affect all Americans in ways they might not imagine? Civil rights icon Dr. William Anderson, political commentator and entrepreneur Armstrong Williams, BET cofounder and philanthropist Robert Johnson, and entrepreneur and educator Dr. Iva Carruthers join Edwin for conversations on the history of emancipation and the current state of civil rights in the US.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 14

Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

 “Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.” The Edwin Black Show and the Jewish News Syndicate jointly hosted a global town hall on Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. The Jewish State is now preparing to apply its modern sovereignty to portions of its ancient land—Judea and Samaria. Edwin Black and JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman were joined by others worldwide for a special event exploring the historical, legal, political, and economic ramifications of this turning point event, including expert panelists Natasha Hausdorff, director of UK Lawyers for Israel, in London, Alan Mendoza, director of the Henry Jackson Society, in London, Mitch Bard, who heads up the Jewish Virtual Library, in Washington DC, and leading international jurist Avi Bell, in Jerusalem.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 13

College during the Pandemic

Colleges and universities—from Harvard to the 23–campus California State system—have announced that their courses will move online in the fall. Will students pay tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and costs to sit in their basements and Zoom? Are we about to witness a complete reset of the physical vs. online education system? Can the Ivy League maintain its primacy in a post-pandemic world? Will campus hate merely shift to online harassment? Joining Edwin: historian Asaf Romirowsky, executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East(which has chapters throughout America), and archaeologist and historian Alex Joffe, editor of SPME’s BDS Monitor.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Farhud

The Farhud—“violent dispossession”—was a bloody, citywide Arab-Nazi pogrom in Baghdad, June 1–2, 1941. June 1 was proclaimed as International Farhud Day in 2015 by Edwin Black and Jewish leaders at a live global event at UN Headquarters. Rabbi Elie Abadie in New York, co-president of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, Lyn Julius in London, founder of the Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, Lily Shor in Tel Aviv, of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, and others joined Edwin to explore the tragic events of those two days and the subsequent escape of major Nazi figures into the leadership and governments of neighboring Arab countries, thus creating the post-War Middle East.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 11

Palestinian Terrorist: Justice Is Due

Palestinian terrorist Ahlam Tamimi helped mastermind the infamous August 9, 2001 Sbarro Pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem. Unrepentant, Tamimi has bragged about her role in this act of terror and mass murder. Arnold Roth’s daughter Malki—a US citizen—was among the victims, and Mr. Roth has sought justice ever since. Arnold Roth and his attorney, Greg Mashberg, as well as Times of Israel editor-in-chief David Horovitz, and EMETpresident Sarah Stern join Edwin to explore new options, including a possible long-overdue invocation of the Jordanian-American Extradition Treaty.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 10

COVID-19 and Americans of African Descent

COVID-19 is inflicting disproportionate illness and death on Americans of African descent. Why? What can America do about it? Civil rights icon and eminent physician William G. Anderson, D.O. and Oliver Brooks, M.D., president of the National Medical Association join Edwin.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 9

The Pandemic's Effects on Publishing

Can the publishing business as we know it survive the pandemic and its economic fallout? Authors Martin Barillas, author of Shaken Earth; Clyde Ford, author of Think Black; and Dwight Harshbarger, author of A Quiet Hero join Edwin to discuss the changing environment.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 8

75th Anniversary of Surrender of Third Reich

May 8, 2020 was the 75th anniversary of the Third Reich’s unconditional surrender to the Allies. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Dr. Rick Halperin, Director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Center and former Amnesty International board member, and Dr. Chris Lovett, professor of Modern European and Military History at Emporia State University, plus questioners from many nations, join Edwin.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 7

COVID-19 Spawns Lawsuits

COVID-19 has already spawned a pandemic of personal and group litigation against employers, universities, restaurants, and stores—to name a few. Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed in state and federal courts. Certainly, some claims and compensation will have to be adjudicated, but America cannot re-open and thrive under a litigious scourge. Seasoned commercial litigators Bruce Ogron in Chicago and Aaron Eitan Meyer in New York join Edwin to probe the implications.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 6

COVID-19 and Personal Liberties

Personal liberties may be the greatest victim of COVID-19, as new individual tracking devices and protocols are rushed into place to enforce social distancing. Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, and Sharon Polsky, president of the Privacy and Access Council of Canada, join Edwin to shine a light on this dark new threat.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 5

COVID-19 and Campus Hate

COVID-19 has been a boon to campus anti-Semitic hate mongers who demonize Israel. Jacob Baime, executive director of Israel on Campus Coalition, Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs, and Asaf Romirowsky, executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, join Edwin to probe how the BDS movement and other anti-Jewish groups have adopted tactics in the new Remote Age—and then took questions.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 4

Yom Ha'atzmaut

The observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut—Israeli Independence Day—began at sunset on April 28. Dovid Efune, editor at the Algemeiner, in New York, and Alyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, in Washington, DC, join Edwin in an explanation and exploration of this milestone—and then opened the floor to questions. Cantorial soloist Rachel Black lead a global singing of “Hatikva” to close the show.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 3

COVID-19 and Faith Communities

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change our world—especially in the context of worship communities? Alex Traiman in Jerusalem, managing editor of JNS and Erick Stakelbeck in Washington, DC, host of The Watchman join Edwin for the first of many explorations of this question—and then opened the floor to questions.
Air Date: - Season 1 - Episode 2