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‘Top Story,’ Ep. 15: Michael Oren: Afghanistan ‘Will Embolden Islamic Extremists’

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren joins JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan S. Tobin in discussing America’s disaster in Afghanistan and the U.S.-Israel relationship.


The two discuss the impact of America’s withdrawal from the region on Israel and its Arab allies, U.S. policy towards Iran, the impact of critical race theory and intersectional ideology on American support for Israel. Oren also talks about how Israel’s new coalition government is working, how the Knesset operates, his thoughts on former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and what it’s like to be a writer of novels and history books.

“Top Story” also airs on JBS-TV on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; and on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and at 5:30 p.m.

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