Tel Aviv Review

COVID and the Israeli Economy: A Bittersweet Reckoning

Does the fact that Israel is a small and centralized economy work in its benefit? To what extent was the relative robustness of the Israeli economy squandered by the mishandling of the pandemic response by decision makers? How quickly will it bounce back?

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Could It Happen To Us?

Acclaimed journalist and historian Anne Applebaum examines how a wave of nationalist populism swept through the western world – and tore apart her own circle of friends

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Identity, Dissembled

German-Jewish poet, political scientist and sometimes-provocateur Max Czollek examines the complex dance between modern Germany and German Jews, Holocaust memory, minority identity, radical diversity, art and politics

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In God They Trust

Dr. Gilad Malach, Director of the Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program at the Israel Democracy Institute, discusses how the Covid pandemic has affected internal dynamics within the Haredi community in Israel

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We’re All in This Together. Are We?

Yuval Feldman, professor of law at Bar-Ilan University and a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, utilizes behavioral analysis of regulation, enforcement and compliance to discuss how trust in the state has affected the response to the Covid pandemic, in Israel and beyond

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Who Poisoned My News?

Has social media corrupted the truth, spawned fake news and contributed to the collapse of polite political norms? Harvard University’s Yochai Benkler explains his surprising findings

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Bridging the Gulf

Dr. Moran Zaga explains the historic and political background to a series of unlikely diplomatic deals between Israel and certain Arab states, what’s in it for them, and why the UAE seeks to position itself as the moderate actor between competing extremist forces throughout the Middle East

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The Middle East Through Russian-Israeli Eyes

Ksenia Svetlova’s story is gripping: she moved to Israel as a teen, grew up to become a journalist, and eventually served as MK. In her new book, Ksenia brings her story to her beat, giving readers an over-her-shoulder view of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, and the Palestinians areas closer to home.

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Hearts of Darkness

Dr. Nitzan Shoshan travels with the marginalized, outcasts and left-behind members of German society today to find out what drives some to the far-right – and how the state tries to contain them

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Ordinary People: Polish-Jewish Relations During the Holocaust

Prof. Havi Dreifuss discusses her book “Relations Between Jews and Poles during the Holocaust: The Jewish Perspective,” laying out the myriad views and feelings Polish Jews harbored for their country and their non-Jewish compatriots.

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