The Tel Aviv Review

Ariel Sharon: Larger than life

Distinguished Israeli journalist David Landau joins Gilad Halpern in the studio to discuss his recently published book ‘Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon.’

The Oslo Accord: the inside story – The Tel Aviv Review

Dr Ron Pundak, one of the architects of the Oslo Accord, evaluates its strengths and weaknesses in paving the path towards Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, 20 years on.

When the Cracks in Israeli Collectivism Started to Show

The great immigration of the late 1940s and early 1950s had an immense impact on Israeli society at large, but how did it affect old-timers?

The lost synagogues of New York – The Tel Aviv Review

There are hundreds of disused and converted synagogues in New York, one of the world’s most Jewish cities. One woman has gone on a mission to set the record straight

Between God and Satan: Judaism and Israel in metal music – The Tel Aviv Review

Lior Peleg, host of TLV1’s Links and metal music expert, on representations of Israel and Judaism in the musical genre.

He to whom Gilad Schalit owes his freedom – The Tel Aviv Review

We talk to Gershon Baskin, the veteran peace activist who was instrumental in mediating between the Hamas and Israeli govenrments, which eventually brought about the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit after more than five years in captivity.

A land flowing with body milk and honey lozenges – The Tel Aviv Review

The international Bio-Xplore project seeks to identify the clinical benefits of thousands of plants from all around the Mediterranean region. Prof. Bertold Friedlander, President of Jerusalem’s Hadassah College and a biotechnology professor tells us about it.

Ari Shavit’s Promised Land – The Tel Aviv Review

On our program this week, we talk to senior Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit about his new book, the highly acclaimed My Promised Land, and about the past, present and future of Zionism and the State of Israel.

Conflict and coexistence: a comparative approach – The Tel Aviv Review

Prof. Mari Fitzduff takes a comparative approach in studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, comparing it to the Northern Ireland conflict.

Dreams and Diplomacy in the Holy Land – The Tel Aviv Review

Gilad Halpern welcomes to the show Prof. Robert Wistrich, director of the Vidal Sassoon Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Hebrew University.