This week we explore the history of aviation in pre-state Israel with Danny Shalom, director of the Israeli Air & Space Museum in Rishon Letzion.
The Tel Aviv Review
Why are more young Israelis applying for European passports? Yossi Harpaz, a sociologist at Princeton University, explains the unlikely reasoning behind the trend.
Lia Tarachansky discusses her film; Prof. Motti Regev talks to us about his new book; and Abigail Greentalks to us about Sir Moses Montefiore.
On our program today, our guests are:
- Ron Ben-Tovim of the Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University, who researches poems written by soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Dana Doron, co-director of the award-winning film Numbered, on Auschwitz survivors and the serial numbers tattooed on their arms.
- Nadav Shemer, author of Strine – a guide to Australian slang.
On our show today, our guests are:
- Shimon Lev, writer and photographer, discusses his new book Soulmates: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach, recently published in English by Orient Black Swan, and offers a glimpse into the intimate friendship and close collaboration between the iconic Indian leader and a German-Jewish architect.
- Filmmaker Hadas Levi Setzemsky, whose award-winning film Bowing Gracefully tells the story of the First Knesset, formed in the beginning of 1949, shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel.
- Dr Marcela Zoufala, co-founder of the Prague Centre for Jewish Studies, who will tell us a bit about the most recent studies on anti-Semitism in the contemporary Czech Republic.
- Dr Ron Pundak, one of the architects of the Oslo Accord, looks back on the rise and fall of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians,20 years on. What does it feel like to be associated with one of the most controversial policies ever adopted by an Israeli government? Would he have done things differently?
- Shira Richter, artist, filmmaker and feminist activist, on feminist economics in Israel and the world, and what art has got to do with it.
Photo: Public Domain
- Judy Maltz, co-director of the film From the Black You Make Color, that follows eight women from totally different backgrounds who end up in the same beauty course in Tel Aviv, and whose stories make up a mosaic of identities that is modern-day Tel Aviv.
- Dr Maoz Rosenthal of the School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, on whether Israel is really suffering from governability problems. Who runs the country, anyway?
- Dr Daphna Oren-Magidor, a historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the cultural and social implications of infertility in early modern England.
playlist:Joni Mitchell – All I Want
The Rolling Stones – She’s a Rainbow
מאיר אריאל – לא תתפוס אותי
יציאת חירום – קחי לך זמן
Elvis Costello & the Roots – Wise Up Ghost
- Dr. Maya Lavie Ajayi, a health psychologist of the Israeli Center for Qualitative Research of People and Societies and the Department of Social Work at Ben Gurion University, on the social and psychological component in dealing with chronic illness. Hearing other people’s experiences is not the best medicine, it turns out, but quite close.
- Sivan Balslev of the Department of History at Tel Aviv University, on forms of masculinity in late 19th- and early 20th-century Iran. Though it may sometimes sound like it, she’s not researching contemporary Israel…
- Ido Hartogsohn of the Science, Technology and Society program at Bar-Ilan University, takes us on a trip down the history of LSD.
playlist:ארז לב ארי, פטריק סבג – כמו אדם חופשי (אישה שלי)
Beatles – Norwegian Wood
הדג נחש – גן התות
אריק איינשטיין – פראג David Bowie – Five Years
- Historian Dr Yigal Kipnis, author of 1973: The Road to War, that sheds new light on the diplomatic goings-on in the build-up to the war. Published these days in English by Just World Books.
- Yael Lavie, whose film How We Won the October War – the Egyptian Story explores the heritage of the war in egypt and reveals a perception markedly different from the Israeli one.
- Prof Rachel Dekel of the Department of Social Work at Bar Ilan University, who conducted extensive research on the family, professional and personal lives of former soldiers who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
playlist:שלומי שבן – סיגריות Erykah Badu – On & On The Doors – People are Strange רונה קינן – אתה מתעורר
Bobby Womack – stupid
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