Politics & Society

The Perplexing Problem of Patriotism

Why does Israel’s Left consistently fail to persuade fellow citizens that they are just as patriotic as other Israelis?

Live in London: Ian Black on One Hundred Years of Conflict

Ian Black, discusses his new book “Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel 1917-2017.”

See No Evil? Evil Not to See?

The country explodes in rage and ridicule after an ultra-orthodox musician tapes his eyes so they would not behold woman dancing in front of the stage. In a tolerant society, why can’t we tolerate that?

Single-Mindedness: Towards a New Understanding of Singlehood

Dr Kinneret Lahad talks about her book, which investigates stereotypes, ageism, sexism, and other aspects surrounding singlehood.

What Do and Don’t Demonstrations Do?

Are mass demonstrations in the streets the key to toppling the bastards, to just a meaningless bit of self-important self-delusion?

If I Don’t Recognize You, O Jerusalem

What fears and hopes arise from Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city?

It Happens in the Best of Families

Rabbi Josh Weinberg joins us live onstage as we ask: Are progressive American Jews done with Israel?

Inclusivity Clauses: Getting Past Stalemate in Peacemaking

Gilead Sher, formerly Israel’s chief negotiator, discusses his new co-edited book “Negotiating in Times of Conflict”, which offers a panorama of perspectives on how to overcome obstacles in peace negotiations.


Airbnb adds a hundred bucks to the rent of every apartment in Tel Aviv. Is it time to shut it down?

The Revolution Won’t Be Televised

A proposed amendment to the elections
advertising law will do away with government sponsored free TV spots during election campaigns. Is it too early to eulogize the place of television in electoral politics?