Tel Aviv Review

Re-Humanizing the Victims of the Nakba

Adam Raz has written several history books. His most recent work is a stage play, “The Personal Tragedy of Mr Sami Saada,” which focuses on how the life of an Arab family man from Haifa unraveled in April 1948, and his attempts to cope with the new reality

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“Coalonialism”

Prof. On Barak takes on a historical journey to think of energy in the historical context of the making of the Middle East as a region, during the long 19th century

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Multi-Layered Palestinian Presence

Dr Andreas Hackl, anthropologist at the University of Edinburgh, discusses his new book, “The Invisible Palestinians: The Hidden Struggle for Inclusion in Jewish Tel Aviv”

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Ottoman Jews, Ottoman Palestinians

Dr Louis Fishman, historian of modern Turkey and Israel/Palestine, discusses his book, “Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era, 1908-1914,” breaking down conventional wisdoms about politics and identity in Palestine on the eve of the First World War

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The Comedy Network

Matt Sienkiewicz, Professor of Communication and International Studies at Boston College, discusses his new co-authored book, analyzing the reach and influence of openly right-wing comedians on old and new media in the United States

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The Left Behind

Avi Dabush, veteran social activist and Meretz politician, analyzes the origins of social inequalities in Israel and explains why the liberal left – despite everything – is the answer (albeit not always the Israeli left in its current form)

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Out of Africa

Dr. Naomi Shmuel discusses her book “Generations of Hope: Traditions and Intergenerational Transferal with the Transition from Ethiopia to Israel,” analyzing the hybrid identity of Israelis of Ethiopian descent across the generations

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Building on Shared Experiences: The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Marks 40 Years in Israel

Prof. Norbert Lammert joins us in Tel Aviv for a conversation about the challenges of the liberal and democratic order in his native Germany and elsewhere, upon the 40th anniversary of the Foundation’s presence in Israel

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The Holocaust on the Outskirts

Prof. Jan Grabowski discusses his new book “Night Without End: The Fate of Jews in German-Occupied Poland,” focusing on the generally overlooked stories of the persecution and liquidation of Jews in rural and provincial areas in Poland, following the Nazi occupation

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The Erratic Pulse of Israeli Democracy

Professor Tamar Hermann discusses fresh findings from the annual Israel Democracy Index of 2021, including low optimism for the general future of the country, declining trust in public institutions, and ongoing polarization of public attitudes

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