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Ep. 8: Natan Sharansky: ‘Anti-Semitism is a warning for the survival of the liberal world’

In this wide-ranging interview, Ellie Cohanim speaks with former Soviet refusenik, human-rights activist, Israeli politician and author Natan Sharansky.

The two delve into what gave Natan Sharansky the strength to survive and fight during his imprisonment in the Soviet Union; his feelings about Israel, now having lived there for more than three decades; and how the Jewish world can fight the rise of anti-Semitism. They also talk about the Iranian threat; human rights on the international stage; his wife, Avital; and advice to the younger Jewish generation.

Watch it below and subscribe to the JNS YouTube channel. Listen to the audio version on Spotify, Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

It also airs on the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS).

About “Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim”:

“Global Perspectives” is Jewish News Syndicate’s newest production. Join former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State Ellie Cohanim, as she hosts some of the most important geopolitical conversations taking place in the Jewish world today. Cohanim, a sought-after speaker in her own right, interviews heads of state, policymakers, thought leaders and activists, in frank and open discussions.

These conversations provide key insights into critical and time-sensitive issues, including the Iranian nuclear threat, the rise of violent anti-Semitism, anti-Zionist activities, Christian and Muslim support for Israel, and the historic Abraham Accords.

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