Whose Country Is It Anyway?

By closing its borders, is Israel turning diaspora Jews into “second-class Jews”?

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Hanukkah with Zealots, Oh My!

President Yitzhak Herzog lights candles with settlers in Hebron, causing protestors on the left to cry, “He’s not my president.”

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The “Candles with Zealots, Oh My!” Edition

We discuss: 1) The President’s controversial decision to celebrate Hanukkah in Hebron 2) Whether, by closing its borders to non-citizens, Israel is making diaspora Jews into 2nd class Jews 3) A poll finding that most Israelis favor turning the IDF into a “professional army”

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Pull Over!

In Hebrew, עצור means stop!, imperative. When driving in Israel, if you suddenly hear עצור בצד blaring from a loudspeaker, you better know what to do.

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TLV1 Podcasts

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A bite-size podcast showcasing modern Hebrew and its slang. Host Guy Sharett explains what we can learn about Israeli psyche, society and culture through the Hebrew language.

An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by three folks who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society.

In-depth, long-form interviews with scholars, writers and thinkers about their work and ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel.

Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, psychological terrain and the lives of the people who create it.

A showcase of the amazing talent and range of Israeli musicians, past and present. Host Samuel Green features the latest music playing on Israeli radio.

An evening (and a podcast!) of people sharing true stories for an audience and hearing about each others’ adventures or misadventures while sipping a beer and pondering life in Israel.

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About TLV1

Founded in 2013, TLV1 is an English-language podcast network based in Tel Aviv. Our acclaimed shows engage local and international audiences on topics in Israel that matter, whether from street-level or the hallways of government.

Our podcasts are produced and recorded in the TLV1 studios located in Tel Aviv, a city which represents Israel’s progressive voice and is its cultural barometer. Each month, listeners from over 210 countries and territories, residing in more than 10,500 cities around the world, log on and tune in.

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