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The weekly program from Washington, D.C. is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. Listen to America's Roundtable as it covers current events, public policy issues and news in the US and from around the world with a unique perspective.
Highlighting the principles of the US Constitution and the liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights, America's Roundtable focuses on America's economy, free enterprise, healthcare, rule of law, security, foreign policy and trade, and America's leadership in forging strategic partnerships with rule of law nations around the world. The program features high-ranking administration officials, elected representatives, business and media leaders, and influential thinkers from America and around the world.

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The weekly program from Washington, D.C. is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. Listen to America's Roundtable as it covers current events, public policy issues and news in the US and from around the world with a unique perspective.
Highlighting the principles of the US Constitution and the liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights, America's Roundtable focuses on America's economy, free enterprise, healthcare, rule of law, security, foreign policy and trade, and America's leadership in forging strategic partnerships with rule of law nations around the world. The program features high-ranking administration officials, elected representatives, business and media leaders, and influential thinkers from America and around the world.

    America's Roundtable with Rabbi Eliot H. Pearlson | Revitalizing American Exceptionalism | US-Israel Partnership | Biden's Executive Order Targeting Israeli Jews | The Abraham Accords

    America's Roundtable with Rabbi Eliot H. Pearlson | Revitalizing American Exceptionalism | US-Israel Partnership | Biden's Executive Order Targeting Israeli Jews | The Abraham Accords

    Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Rabbi Eliot H. Pearlson who serves at the Temple Menorah in Miami Beach, Florida.


    This weekend on America's Roundtable, the conversation with Rabbi Eliot Pearlson will include the following key topics:



    Is “American exceptionalism” fading?

    The agenda to re-write America’s unique role in advancing freedom and the rule of law.

    Socialism in Latin America and lessons for America’s citizens.

    How October 7, 2023 changed Israel. The call to free Americans and Israeli hostages still held captive in Gaza. The significance of remembrance.

    The future of the Abraham Accords.

    Is Biden’s new executive order targeting Israeli citizens and politicians ⏤ a departure of US support for the Jewish state?



    Brief biography | Rabbit Eliot H. Pearlson


    In 1989, Rabbi Eliot H. Pearlson succeeded Rabbi Meyer Abramowitz ז”ל, who had served Temple Menorah since its founding in 1949. Rabbi Pearlson was no stranger to Temple Menorah, having served as our Director of Education before leaving for a pulpit in Asheville, North Carolina.


    Born in upstate New York, he is the youngest of eight children. His parents, Sylvia and Ben ז”ל were farmers near Buffalo until moving to Miami Beach in 1963, where they entered the Hotel and Hospitality industry.


    Within months of assuming his duties, Rabbi Pearlson followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, affirming the well-deserved notoriety of Temple Menorah by opening the institution to hundreds of Russian Jews escaping from the Soviet Union. Along with the survivors of the Holocaust and the refugees of Castro’s Cuba, another generation of Jewish refugees were guaranteed a spiritual home and place to worship.


    Education


    Rabbi Pearlson’s Jewish education is varied and diverse. Although serving in a Traditional synagogue, Rabbi Pearlson has studied in “Litvishe” Yeshiva programs such as the Greater Miami Mesifta, The Talmudic University , Lubavitch Yeshiva-Tomchei Tmimim, and Yeshiva University. In addition to his religious studies, Rabbi Pearlson has undergraduate degrees in Jewish Studies and Biochemistry, a Masters Degree in Rabbinic Literature, and graduate studies in Microbiology at the University of Florida. He was granted his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in Community Leadership by The Florida Center for Theological Studies in 2010. Rabbi Pearlson received Orthodox Rabbinic Ordination at the Diaspora Yeshiva on Mt. Zion-Jerusalem.


    Community


    Among Rabbi Pearlson’s community outreach efforts has been the ‘adoption’ of an African American Church. ln addition to a pulpit exchange with its minister, Temple Menorah also sponsored its Afternoon Computer Lab for Children at Risk. As a Jewish activist, Rabbi Pearlson has been arrested defending Jewish causes in Auschwitz-Birkenau, New York City and Miami—as his supporters note: “Arrested, but never convicted.”


    Further reading:


    Is America Exceptional? By Norman Podhoretz | Author, My Love Affair with America


    Brief excerpt: "We have excelled by following our Founding Fathers in directing our energies, as our Constitution exhorts us to do, to the preservation of the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, as well as to the pursuit of happiness tacitly understood by the Declaration of Independence to require prosperity as a precondition. (In his original draft of the Declaration, of course, Jefferson used the word “property” instead of “pursuit of happiness.”) By remaining faithful in principle—and to a considerable extent in practice—to the ideas by which the Founders hoped to accomplish these ends, we and our forebears have fashioned a country in which more liberty and more prosperity are more widely shared than among any other people in human history. Yes, even today that holds true, despite policies unfaithful both to the letter and to the spirit of the traditional American system tha

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    America's Roundtable with Gidon Hazony | In Honor of Friend — A New Generation of Leaders Launch Soldiers Save Lives in Response to October 7 Terrorist Attack

    America's Roundtable with Gidon Hazony | In Honor of Friend — A New Generation of Leaders Launch Soldiers Save Lives in Response to October 7 Terrorist Attack

    Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Gidon Hazony, co-founder and president of Soldiers Save Lives. Discover the powerful story of Soldiers Save Lives, an Israeli aid organization founded in response to the October 7, 2023 devastating terrorist attack carried out by Iran-backed Hamas which shocked the nation of Israel and the world.


    Upon hearing of the news that their close friend David Newman was at the music festival near the Gaza border and under attack by Hamas terrorists, Gidon Hazony and another friend made a decision to go and save him. Enroute to the music festival from Jerusalem, Gidon Hazony, a trained Israeli Defense Force medic began to realize the extent of the invasion by terrorists as they passed the dead bodies of innocent Israeli Jews on the road heading south.


    As Gidon Hazony and other medics were working to save the lives of Israeli soldiers and civilians, he received a message that their friend David Newman was killed at the music festival.


    In David Newman's honor, close friends including Hazony founded Soldiers Save Lives.


    Learn about the heroism of Israel's unsung heroes on October 7, 2023. You will hear about the on-going efforts to provide help and hope to displaced Jews within Israel and how projects like Soldiers Save Lives are providing essential equipment and supplies to safeguard Israeli reservists on the frontlines.


    About Gidon Hazony


    Gidon’s parents met at Princeton University and made Aliyah in 1994. Gidon met David Newman while playing American Football, and quickly became best friends. Gidon is a valedictorian in Mathematics at Hebrew University, spent a year in America working in the field of Probability and Game Theory, and, before October 7th, was teaching calculus at Hebrew University.


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    America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.


    America’s Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America’s economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world.


    Tune into America’s Roundtable Radio program from Washington, DC via live streaming on Saturday mornings via 65 radio stations at 7:30 A.M. (ET) on Lanser Broadcasting Corporation covering the Michigan and the Midwest market, and at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk Mississippi — SuperTalk.FM reaching listeners in every county within the State of Mississippi, and neighboring states in the South including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Listen to America's Roundtable on digital platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Google and other key online platforms.


    Listen live, Saturdays at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk | https://www.supertalk.fm

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    America's Roundtable with US Congressman Derrick Van Orden | A Principled Commitment to Israel | Biden's US Southern Border — An Unmitigated Disaster | Biden Administration Falters on the Economic and Foreign Policy Fronts

    America's Roundtable with US Congressman Derrick Van Orden | A Principled Commitment to Israel | Biden's US Southern Border — An Unmitigated Disaster | Biden Administration Falters on the Economic and Foreign Policy Fronts

    Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with US Congressman Derrick Van Orden.


    Derrick’s journey of public service started when he joined the Navy at the age of 18 and served for 26 years, retiring as a Navy SEAL Senior Chief with 5 combat deployments and several others to troubled areas in the world. His first combat deployment was to Bosnia Herzegovina immediately following the signing of the Dayton Accords. Derrick Van Orden continued his service with multiple combat tours to Afghanistan and Iraq. Additionally, he served in the Horn of Africa, Asia, Europe, and South and Central America. During his tour in Europe in 2012, under the Obama administration, he was responsible for planning Special Operations contingency operations for the European Continent.


    Congressman Van Orden understands the significance of freedom and the tremendous cost paid to protect America and its citizens. He lost close colleagues ⏤the tragic killing of his former teammate Ty Woods and fellow SEAL Glen Doherty during the terrorist attack on the embassy annex in Benghazi, Libya.


    Congressman Van Orden serves on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Agriculture, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.


    Key Topics:


    ⏤ The national security crisis on America’s southern border, the waves of millions of illegal immigrants entering the United States, and the heavy economic toll on American citizens and taxpayers across the country. Newsweek report: “With illegal immigration now costing $150.7 billion annually, the burden inevitably trickles down to the taxpayer. Individually, the FAIR study found that each illegal alien or their U.S.-born child costs the U.S. $8,776 annually.”


    ⏤Israel’s war against Iran-backed Hamas and Congressman Derrick Van Orden’s visit to Israel right after October 7, 2023.


    ⏤ The Iran threat | International Atomic Energy Agency released a report saying Iran “increased its production of highly enriched uranium, reversing a previous output reduction from mid-2023. Iran had increased its output of 60 percent enriched uranium to a rate of about nine kilograms (20 pounds) a month since the end of November [2020]. Enrichment levels of around 90% are required for use in a nuclear weapon.”


    ⏤ The Biden Administration's pressures on Israel for a ceasefire and the recent announcement of a new White House Executive Order targeting Israeli citizens in the West Bank also known as Judea and Samaria.


    ⏤ Addressing the Biden administration's failed foreign policies when reviewing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the chaotic withdrawal of the US military from Afghanistan and the Middle East entering a new phase of instability and expanding conflicts.


    ⏤ US bases in the Middle East under attack | Three American soldiers killed in Jordan | US Navy vessels targeted by Iran-backed Houthi terror group. What is the status of America’s response?


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    America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.


    America’s Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America’s economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world.


    Tune into America’s Roundtable Radio program from Washington, DC via live streaming on Saturday morn

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    America's Roundtable with Virginia Delegate Tom Garrett — Biden Administration's Failing Economic and Foreign Policies | Iran-Backed Hamas Waging War Against Israel | Why State Competition Matters

    America's Roundtable with Virginia Delegate Tom Garrett — Biden Administration's Failing Economic and Foreign Policies | Iran-Backed Hamas Waging War Against Israel | Why State Competition Matters

    Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Tom Garrett. In 2016, Tom was elected to represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Tom won that election with the most votes ever in the 5th Congressional District. While in Congress, Tom served on the Foreign Affairs Committee, Homeland Security Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee.


    He currently serves as a member of the House of Delegates in the Commonwealth of Virginia serving the citizens of the 56th District.


    Tom Garrett has dedicated his life to fighting for the oppressed and forgotten not only here in America, but around the world. Tom has been working on a global docu-series project, Exile, which tells the untold stories of those who are persecuted based on their faith or ethnicity.


    Key Topics of our discussion:


    ⏤ America's economy, the urgency to cut federal government spending and to reduce the national debt.


    ⏤ The Biden Administration's pressures on Israel for a ceasefire and the recent announcement of a new White House Executive Order targeting Israeli citizens in the West Bank also known as Judea and Samaria.


    ⏤ Addressing the Biden administration's foreign policy when reviewing Russian's invasion of Ukraine and the chaotic withdrawal of the US military from Afghanistan.


    ⏤ Iran-backed Hamas waging war against Israel and the deadly October 7 terrorist attack killing 1,200 people, wounding nearly 5,000 civilians and the more than 100 hostages who remain in captive in Gaza.


    ⏤ US bases in the Middle East under attack | Three American soldiers killed in Jordan | US Navy vessels targeted by Iran-backed Houthi terror group.


    ⏤ U.S. Senate hearing on social media platforms | WSJ: Chief executives from tech companies, including Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, faced lawmakers Wednesday, in a hearing highlighting risks that social-media platforms pose to children.


    ⏤ State competition: economy, taxes and healthcare.


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    @AmericasRT
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    @supertalk


    America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.


    America’s Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America’s economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world.


    Tune into America’s Roundtable Radio program from Washington, DC via live streaming on Saturday mornings via 65 radio stations at 7:30 A.M. (ET) on Lanser Broadcasting Corporation covering the Michigan and the Midwest market, and at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk Mississippi — SuperTalk.FM reaching listeners in every county within the State of Mississippi, and neighboring states in the South including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Listen to America's Roundtable on digital platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Google and other key online platforms.


    Listen live, Saturdays at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk | https://www.supertalk.fm

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    America's Roundtable with Gerard Gibert | The Rising Costs of Healthcare in America | Advancing Principled Solutions

    America's Roundtable with Gerard Gibert | The Rising Costs of Healthcare in America | Advancing Principled Solutions

    Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Gerard Gibert, entrepreneur, technologist, talk show host and founder and former CEO of Venture Technologies.


    The discussion focuses on key issues impacting America with an emphasis on the how the nation's rising health care costs are adversely affecting families, citizen-taxpayers, and private enterprises across the nation.


    In 1986, Mr. Gibert founded Venture Technologies, a technology and cloud services provider. As CEO of Venture, Mr. Gibert engineered numerous mergers and acquisitions of strategic targets, catapulting Venture to national prominence as a technology solutions provider. Initially funded at $189,000, Venture was sold for $92 million in 2019.


    Mr. Gibert serves on a variety of boards dedicated to growing Mississippi’s economy. That list includes the Madison County Economic Development Authority, Madison County Business League and Foundation, Innovate Mississippi, Empower Mississippi, and the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.


    Gerard Gibert recently presented a compelling op-ed piece via SuperTalk.FM titled "We need out-of-the-box thinking to address Mississippi’s healthcare woes."


    In a recent piece shared by Shakeel Ahmed, CEO at Atlas Surgical Group via Forbes in November 2023, the medical professional highlighted the following key statistics:



    In 2021, the nation’s healthcare expenditure reached a staggering $4.3 trillion, accounting for 18.3% of the GDP, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data.

    In 2021, Americans spent an estimated $378 billion just on prescription drugs, as reported by Statista. This represents a substantial portion of overall healthcare spending, and the continuous increase in drug prices compounds the problem.

    The Kaiser Family Foundation found that the annual family premium for employer-sponsored health insurance plans surpassed $21,000 in 2020.



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    @ileaderssummit
    @AmericasRT
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    America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.


    America’s Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America’s economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world.


    Tune into America’s Roundtable Radio program from Washington, DC via live streaming on Saturday mornings via 65 radio stations at 7:30 A.M. (ET) on Lanser Broadcasting Corporation covering the Michigan and the Midwest market, and at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk Mississippi — SuperTalk.FM reaching listeners in every county within the State of Mississippi, and neighboring states in the South including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Listen to America's Roundtable on digital platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Google and other key online platforms.


    Listen live, Saturdays at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk | https://www.supertalk.fm

    • 42 min
    America's Roundtable with Ambassador Sam Brownback | Solidarity with Israel | Threats to Western Civilization | America's Future — Economy and the National Debt | Religious Freedom

    America's Roundtable with Ambassador Sam Brownback | Solidarity with Israel | Threats to Western Civilization | America's Future — Economy and the National Debt | Religious Freedom

    Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Ambassador Sam Brownback, Co-Chair of the International Religious Freedom Summit, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom (2018-2021), former Governor of Kansas (2011-2018), United States Senator (1996-2011) and Member of Congress (1995–96).


    Topics of our conversation with Ambassador Sam Brownback include:



    recent journey to Israel with former Governor Mike Huckabee and Ambassador Ken Blackwell,
    the rise of anti-Semitism in America,
    the Iranian threat in the Middle East and beyond,
    America's economy, unsustainable growth of the national debt, illegal immigration,
    threats to Western Civilization.


    The conversation also focuses on the state of religious freedom around the world and the forthcoming International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, DC.


    In 1986, Sam became the state’s youngest Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture. In 1994, he was elected to represent the 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.


    He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 where he carried the first comprehensive federal anti-trafficking law.


    The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 declared human trafficking a federal crime and increased protection for victims. In the Senate he was a leading advocate for freedom of religious liberty around the globe. Sam worked actively on the issue in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.


    He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 where he carried the first comprehensive federal anti-trafficking law. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 declared human trafficking a federal crime and increased protection for victims. In the Senate he was a leading advocate for freedom of religious liberty around the globe. Sam worked actively on the issue in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.


    Sam honored a term limits pledge and ran for Governor of Kansas in 2010. He became the 46th Governor of the Sunflower State in 2011 and was re-elected in 2014.


    President Trump nominated Sam to serve as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom in 2017. He resigned as Governor of Kansas on January 31, 2018 and was sworn in to his diplomatic post the next day. He served as Ambassador until January 2021.


    He currently serves as co-chair of the International Religious Freedom Summit and is a Senior Fellow with Global Christian Relief. He is also chairman of the National Committee for Religious Freedom.


    americasrt.com
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    America's Roundtable on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-roundtable/id1518878472


    Twitter:
    @SamuelBrownback
    @ileaderssummit
    @AmericasRT
    @NatashaSrdoc
    @JoelAnandUSA
    @supertalk


    America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.


    America’s Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America’s economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world.


    Tune into America’s Roundtable Radio program from Washington, DC via live streaming on Saturday mornings via 65 radio stations at 7:30 A.M. (ET) on Lanser Broadcasting Corporation covering the Michigan and the Midwest market, and at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk Mississippi — SuperTalk.FM reaching listeners in every county within the State of Mississippi, and neighboring states in the South including Alabama,

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