Episodes

Nullifying Netanyahu?

Former Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein challenges Benjamin Netanyahu for leadership of the Likud. Are Netanyahu’s days numbered?

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The “From ‘Et Tu’ to ‘Me Too’” Edition

We discuss: 1) Yuli Edelstein’s bid to replace Bibi Netanyahu as head of the Likud 2) How to absorb the news that Shimon Peres sexually assaulted colleagues 3) Whether closing Rabin Square to build a train station is a blow to civic culture and maybe democracy itself

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Love, Occupied

Sari Bashi’s life was already complicated, as a Jewish Israeli human rights lawyer defending Palestinian freedom of movement. Then she fell in love with a Palestinian man trapped in Ramallah by the occupation. Her book tells what happened next.

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The Cost of Freedom

Gilad Shalit was freed from Hamas captivity in Gaza exactly ten years ago. Was the deal that brought him home a good one?

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Vax & Figures

What’s the link between who Israelis vote for and whether, when, and how we get vaxxed and boostered?

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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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