Short overview of issues as discussed in the All for Peace morning show. Talking about subjects that really affect people’s daily life.
30th of April
- Tomorrow, the first of May, will be a rather unique one in Israel. For the first time different social movements are collaborating in a march for more social justice. The rally will take place during the evening in Tel Aviv; simultaneously the first of May protests from all over the world will be shown on big screen.
- After that, the current proposals to oblige everyone to serve the country through army service or by doing national service were being discussed. A group by the name of ‘common denominator’ is currently advocating that also the 40 procent of the Israeli population, mostly ultra orthodox and Arabs, who are at the moment being exempted of these obligations should give back something to the country. B. Netanyahu, A. Lieberman and E. Barak have all promised the group to put forward a proposal for such a law. The question is now if this is just discourse that can be framed within the context of the upcoming elections or if this move is going to lead to a solid result.
- Dalia Sheyndlin, a political annalist, was the next guest on the show. She argued that the recent attacks of the former heads of Mossad and Shabak, the external and internal secret service, on current prime minister B. Netanyahu and minister of defence E. Barak was likely to affect their changes in the upcoming elections of next year. The criticism was the result of the fact that the two politicians highly focus on Iran as the current most important threat for the country. In Israel the most important issue during the elections is the one of security and as such the criticism is most likely not going to be without any consequences. All other issues like socio-economic justice are secondary in the prominent political debates.
- The next interview was conducted with Yaniv Fildast, the founder of Hagan Hasolari. His initiative is a solar park located in Binyamina and has the purpose to teach it’s visitors about greener solutions. It’s aiming at creating a better understanding about the environment and more sustainable consumption.
- After that, activists of the machson(checkpoint)-watch spoke with All for Peace. Their organisation consists of a group of women who go to the checkpoints in order to help the Palestinians who face problems because of them. They gave positive news though. A road up to Nablus, that was closed before for Palestinians and that was only in use by settlers has been recentely opened by the military. When one of the activists was going to Nablus on memorial day, just a couple of days ago, she could travel surprisingly travel freely.
- Achinoam Nini, better known internationally under her artist name Noa, was the last guest of the morning show. Currently she has been facing a lot of criticism of right winged groups following a show she gave at the joint Israeli-Palestinian alternative memorial day service in Tel Aviv organised by ‘combatants for peace’. Next day she performed at the regular memorial day service in the same city as well. Nevertheless some people found out about her presence at the alternative service and call through soical media for a boycott. Noa though has always been fighting for social justice, even before she became so famous.