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Israeli election wrap-up; Lithuania, the next Ukraine?; Indigenous war hero, Reg Saunders

March 18th, 2015

Episode 153 of 531 episodes

Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's second election in just over two years. As usual, though, Netanyahu still has to cobble together a coalition of factions to form government and has forty days to do it. The citizens of Lithuania, a former Soviet republic, are concerned about becoming the next Ukraine and take the possibility that Vladimir Putin might turn towards them very seriously. Reg Saunders, MBE not only survived the WWII battlefields, but excelled as a military leader. In 1944 he returned to New Guinea as a platoon commander becoming the first Aboriginal Australian to serve as a commissioned officer.

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