Episode #114: “Germany, trouble in Berkeley, Abbas under pressure.”

Welcome back to the Twilight Lounge, where several weeks of global travels have Rosen in a pensive mood. Join the boys as they consider Germany (and Oktoberfest) through the lens of a Jew and Irma, whose husband froze to death while hunting. Follow them as they address a troubling development at UC Berkeley and then launch into this week’s far-reaching and somewhat surprising question:

Is the “Arab Quartet” suddenly good for the Jews?

Is it possible that pressure from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the UAE could force PA head Mohammad Abbas into coming to the table with Israel? Goldbrener explains why, while this is reason for optimism, it’s by no means as easy as it seems.



About Larry Rosen

Was born Jewish, raised Jewish and educated Catholic. He is a “Jewsuit”. He is also a husband, father, newspaper and magazine writer, habitual wearer of baseball caps and author of the soon-to-be-released memoir about his son’s bar mitzvah, “The Rabbi Has Left the Building.”