BDS Goes Mainstream; Jew Behind the Bug

Reporters Roundtable

German engineer Josef Ganz in one of his prototype cars in 1931.
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German engineer Josef Ganz in one of his prototype cars in 1931.

Published February 10, 2012.

In this week’s podcast, host Josh Nathan-Kazis talks with Forward fellow Naomi Zeveloff about a recent conference of activists advocating the boycott of, divestment from and sanction of Israel and their efforts to reach a broader audience. Then, managing editor Lillian Swanson stops by to discuss the story of a Jewish engineer who designed an automobile that would inspire Hitler’s favorite car, the VW Beetle. Finally, staff writer Ezra Glinter fills us in on the latest news surrounding the Rabbi Yosef Sholom Eliashiv whose failing health has drawn the attention of the entire the ultra-Orthodox world.

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