Episodes

The “Vax & Figures” Edition

We discuss: 1) The link between who you vote for and whether you get vaccinated 2) Whether exchanging 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for Gilad Shalit was a good deal 3) Whether Tel Aviv has gentrified itself into irrelevance

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for October

We’ve got brand new tunes for you this month, including tracks from Eyal Golan, Adi Ulmansky, and Avraham Tal

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“I Didn’t Do Nothing!”

Does it make sense to dedicate an entire podcast episode to… nothing? Yes, yes it does! The word כלום, which means “nothing,” often comes in the form of a double negative. Guy explains

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The Spoils of Empire

Dr Itay Lotem discusses the memory of colonialism in Britain and France, where in both countries, though in different ways, memory is more about issues of the present than about the past

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Stone of Hearts

Would it really be so bad if not every building in Jerusalem was faced with the same tawny stone?

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Coffee or Conflict: How Do Israelis Start Our Days?

Was PM Bennett right when he said at the UN that “Israelis don’t wake up in the morning thinking about conflict”?

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The “Waking Up But Still Not Woke” Edition

We discuss: 1) Whether or not PM Bennett was right when he said that “Israelis don’t wake thinking about conflict” 2) Teachers’ threats to strike if cameras are placed in classrooms 3) Whether it’s time to do away with the law that every Jerusalem building must be faced with the same “Jerusalem stone”

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Going After Tax Evaders

Every so often, Israeli tax authorities launch a public campaign targeting tax evaders. So how do we say evaders, evade, evasion, in Hebrew? Guy explains

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From Romania, For Cash

Dr Radu Ioanid, Romanian Ambassador to Israel and historian of Romanian Jewry, discusses how, over decades, hundreds of thousands of Romanian Jews were exchanged for money, livestock and goods

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