Politics & Society

Meet the Neighborhood Bogeyman: Iran

Dr. Raz Zimmt is the encyclopedia of policy analysis of Iran. Today’s episode interviews him about the new and changing alliances of the Middle East.

Balfour’s Declaration, Jewish Celebration, and Palestinian Vexation: An Evaluation

It is the centennial of the Balfour Declaration, affirming the right of Jews to a “national home” in Palestine. It was controversial then, and remains so today.

It’s the Patriarchy, Stupid!

There’s a brouhaha over a feminist Member of Knesset who suggested that kids might be better off if there were no marriages or nuclear families.

The Gift of Gabbay

Avi Gabbay, the new head of the Labor Party, presumptive leader of the left, and heir not-so-apparent to Israel’s premiership, has triangulated to the right.

Being Fruitful and Multiplying? Please Stop

Professor Alon Tal discusses his new and acclaimed book, “The Land is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel,” a plea for a sustainable future for Israel.

Ruvi Rivlin’s Presidential Address of Existential Distress

President Reuven Rivlin made a chilling speech to Knesset, in which he warned that Israeli democracy itself may be imperiled.

Don’t be Fooled by Capitalism!

Do Israel’s ultra-Orthodox have an answer to the vexations of capitalism?

UNESCO = United Nations, Eat Sh*t & Choke On It?

Trump pulls the US out of UNESCO. Netanyahu pulls Israel out of UNESCO. Good riddance or bad judgment?

The Cold War’s Six Hot Days

Dr. Guy Laron discusses his new book, “The Six Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East.”

A Separate Peace

The two battling Palestinian ruling parties – Hamas and Fatah – reconcile. What does it augur for Palestinians, Israelis and other living things?