Alex Traiman

Jerusalem Bureau Chief, JNS


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The observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut—Israeli Independence Day—began at sunset on May 4/4 Iyyar. Erick Stakelbeck, host of The Watchman, and JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman join Edwin to celebrate what the Jewish State has meant to the Jewish people and to all the world. Featuring special greetings from Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, and “Hatikva,” sung live by Rachel Black.

The Biden Administration is now pressuring Israeli officials to abandon Israel's sovereignty over the entire city of Jerusalem. The first step is opening an illegal and illegitimate consulate to the Palestinians in the heart of Jerusalem. The move has outraged many in the Jewish Community worldwide and the Israeli government. They oppose such a move. Can it happen? What will happen? When will it happen? Brandeis Center president Alyza Lewin, international jurist and embassy analyst Marc Zell, and JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman join Edwin.

If conflict breaks out between Iran and Israel, Teheran will order Hezbollah to attack, dragging Lebanon into a ferocious—and tragic—war with the Jewish State. Israel has been preparing its next Lebanon battle for years. A combination of rapid new and massively more destructive weapons coordinated by artificial intelligence will make this war 10 times as intense as the last encounter. With Hezbollah embedding thousands of missiles in civilian locations, the fight will probably exceed the "laws of war" and devastate populated areas--which Iran desires. The Lebanese people will suffer most.

Eran Lerman, VP, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, John Hajjar, US Director, World Council of Cedars Revolution, Steven Emerson, founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and Alex Traiman, JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief join Edwin to drill into the details.   

Twenty years ago this week, IBM and the Holocaust exposed with crystal clarity—backed up with a literal tower of physical documentation—that IBM knowingly organized all six phases of the Holocaust: identification, exclusion, confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, and even extermination, all under the micromanagement of its celebrated CEO, Thomas Watson, Sr., operating from his New York office on Madison Avenue, and later through European subsidiaries. IBM has never denied a word of the book. Now University of Miami Holocaust Scholar Samuel Edelman and JNS Jerusalem bureau chief Alex Traiman join Edwin as he shares the inside story behind the global revelation.

The new year is upon us but Democrats and Republicans are still arguing about who will actually take the presidential oath of office January 20. The Georgia runoffs, the death of journalism, and continuing electoral chaos have everyone confused. JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman, political strategist Josh Block, and top crisis manager Juda Engelmayer join Edwin to examine the current state of the union.

In 2020, American Journalism—as we know it—finally died. It openly committed mediacide. The networks and newspapers pushed specific candidates, ignored and self-censored important news while magnifying small details and fake accusations, consciously pandered in bogus polls, and hyped divisive politics. It was the Pravdaization of the media. Tens of millions Americans, Democrats and Republicans, have just signed the death certificate, voting against big media and their pollsters. Democracy cannot exist without a free and vibrant press functioning as the permeable membrane between the governed and governance. What’s next? Seasoned media hands weigh in.

Election Night has come and gone—finally. But who will take the presidential oath of office next January 20th? Mail-in ballot controversies abound. In the critical swing state of Pennsylvania, several county boards have declared they will not begin processing mail ballots until the morning of November 4, even though state law holds that processing should begin at 7:00am on the 3rd. Both candidates have declared that they will only accept the results if the election “is not rigged.” Emails implicating Biden in a robust Chinese kick-back scheme—which he has not denied—have become a hot topic, as has censorship of the allegations by Twitter and major media. Variations in mail-in deadlines among the states—with SCOTUS issuing varying decisions on whether states may count ballots postmarked but not received “on time”—guarantee that we will not know the results on election night, and possibly not until the mid-December date by which time states must certify their counts. This uncertainty will almost certainly spill over onto congressional and downballot races as well. This is going to court. Civil rights litigator Nathan Lewin, top foreign policy expert Walid Phares, JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman, political strategist Josh Block, top crisis manager Juda Engelmayer, and threat analyst Ken Abramowitz join Edwin to examine the current state of the electoral process.

Edwin Black hosts author Kenneth Abramowitz plus Rabbi Elie Abadie, Senior Rabbi, Jewish Council, United Arab Emirates; Alex Traiman, JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief; Sarah Stern, EMET; Zalmi Unsdorfer, Likud UK; Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, American Center for Democracy; Rabbi Yotav Eliach, author of Judaism, Zionism, and the Land of Israel; and Martin Barillas, author of Shaken Earth for a special virtual launch event for his just-released book  The Multifront War, which was praised as “stunning and incisive” by Jeanine Pirro.

 “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  are 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.