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We discuss 1) the recombobulation of the Left, with reconditioned leaders: Labor's Amir Peretz, Meretz's Nitzan Horowitz and Ehud Barak of the no-name-party 2) is anything left of the right-wing Two-State-Solution? 3) whether hummus has a role to play in finding regional peace, following a new book that asserts that it might!
Today we read poetry by Haya Esther, a woman born into an ultra orthodox household in Jerusalem, and who was fired from her job in a girl’s Haredi school after her first book of poems was published in 1983. She went on to write 18 volumes of poetry.
In Hebrew, סוף סוף (sof-sof) means at last. Sof-sof can also mean finally, but not in all situations. Confusing, right? And how would we say final and infinite in Hebrew, which are derived from the word סוף, end?
Moshe Sakal's novel “The Diamond Setter” brings old Middle Eastern themes into contemporary Israel, and weaves them into a story comprising of a rediscovered Jewish-Arab heritage, reinvented Israeliness, cross-border relations and homosexuality.
Shane Baker, a theater director and creator, recounts his unusual entry into Yiddish theater and his efforts to revive a one-glorious artistic tradition in New York city.
We discuss 1) Blue & White party's dilemma: Should they attack the ultra-Orthodox, whom they may want as coalition partners after the election? 2) the Trump “Deal of the Century” economic plan unveiled this week 3) the news that the second to last movie theater in Tel Aviv may soon close
In her second book, Ayat Abou Shmeiss's subjects include an examination of her life as a mother and as a student at the Open University, where she is finishing a degree in political science. The poet has a clear grasp of her position. “I’m this and that” she said.
All societies are divided, and constitutions are supposed to set the rules for a peaceful life. In her book co-authored with Asli Bali, “Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy,” Hanna Lerner explains that Israel isn't the only country with a thorny constitutional complex.
We discuss 1) the announcement by Avigdor Lieberman that he'll force Likud and Blue & White to form a centrist, secular govt. 2) the plea bargain that put an end to Sara Netanyahu’s 4 year long trial for ordering expensive take-out food in contravention of govt. rules 3) on its 100th anniversary, what role does Ha’aretz play in Israeli politics and public life
Michael A. Cohen and Micah Zenko have a radical proposal: The world is getting better, not worse. Their book “Clear and Present Safety” looks beyond sensational and short-term political trends and finds that all global indicators have improved - as a result, Americans need not live in perpetual fear.
We discuss 1) who should replace Labor Party head Avi Gabbay 2) new tricked-out hi-tech checkpoints that dramatically reduce the time it takes for Palestinians to enter Israel to work 3) newly appointed Likud Minister of Justice, Amir Ohana, the first out minister in Israel’s history, who was jeered and hounded from the Jerusalem Pride Parade
Having experienced virtually the most devastating crisis in its history, what can the media do to safeguard democracy, in an increasingly hostile environment? Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, analyzes the challenges of the American media in the age of Trump.
We discuss 1) the complaint that our do-over elections are costing us a ton of money 2) what accounts for the rise of Milton Friedman style capital-C Conservatism 3) whether or not non-Orthodox Judaism has something to offer Israeli politics
Arab Israeli women are one of the most underrepresented groups of writers in Israel and the world. It’s very difficult to find such work that's been translated into English. And so today, we spotlight the poetry of three such women.
Reflecting on the recent decision in Israel to go to elections again only months after the last, US President Trump said that Israeli politics are messed up and that the country needs to “get its act together.” So on today's episode Guy talks about the verb להתאפס (to get one’s act together).
Prof. Hanna Yablonka, a historian at Ben-Gurion University, discusses her book “Children By The Book: Biography of a Generation,” painting a collective portrait of a unique generation of Israelis who were born together with the state.