African migrants’ show of force – So Much to Say

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Today on So Much to Say with host Gilad Halpern:

A buoyant John Kerry is expected to return to Jerusalem and Ramallah tonight – having left only this morning – for the eleventh time, claiming that there has been some progress made in the peace process. No American secretary of state before him was so adamant in trying to break the impasse in the peace talks.

  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is only going to make the toughest decision when “the sword is on his neck,” says negotiations expert Moty Cristal.

 

Tens of thousands of African migrants protested in Tel Aviv this morning, in a rally that they say has kick-started a three-day general strike, which is expected to affect mainly hotels and restaurants across the country, where many African asylum seekers are employed.

  • TLV1 correspondent Shoshi Shmuluvitz reports from the Tel Aviv, Kikar Rabin demonstration.

  • These efforts are entirely organized by the migrants themselves, says Sudanese activist Mohammed Adam Salih.

  • Shafa Bar co-owner Yaniv Ashkenazi, the employer of seven migrants, explains why his establishment stands behind the three-day strike.

 

The Cabinet discussed on Sunday another appeal – this time by Environmental Minister Amir Peretz – over the fast rail to Eilat.

  • Unless somebody with deep pockets agrees to fund the project, it should never happen, says Prof. Ezra Sadan, former director-general of the Finance Ministry and author of an economic feasibility report on the project.

 

A hearty breakfast could help women who are suffering from infertility problems, a Hebrew University study reveals.

  • Calorie intake, which is highly related to the time of a meal’s intake, may have a profound impact helping women suffering infertility problems, says Hebrew University researcher Prof. Oren Froy.

 
An international conference dedicated to the study of Turkey’s Jews is opening today at Bar-Ilan University.
  • Dr Efrat Aviv, the conference organizer, says that Turkey’s special make-up – as a Muslim yet democratic country, but with an Islamist government – puts the Jews in a sensitive position that needs to be accounted for.

 

Playlist:
Assaf Amdourski – Northbound Train (Rakevet Lazafon)
Janelle Monae feat. Prince – Give Them What THey Love
Paul McCartney – Jet
The Backyard (HaHazer Ha’achorit) – Korath the Tycoon
Noam Rotem – Help is coming (Ezra Baderech)
Pharell Williams – Happy
Kings Of Leon – Molly’s Chambers
Red Band & Mashina – Get Ready
Photo by: Eleonore Merza

 

 

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