Episodes

Meet the Mayor Next Door

Musa Hadid is an all-around nice guy; he’s determined to fix up the old town, re-brand his city, and have a Christmas celebration for everyone. But being the Mayor of Ramallah is no ordinary job and a new documentary, Mayor, is no ordinary film about Palestine. David Osit, the director, explains why.

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In Living Color

An amateur historian and artist colorizes dozens of photos taken by a Wehrmacht officer of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, in order to show a brighter side of day-to-day life in the shadow of the Holocaust. Is that what we want? What we need?

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Going for Netanyahu in Droves?

Prime Minister Netanyahu hints that he’s eager for an Islamicist party to join his coalition after the elections. Is this a turning-point in the history of Israeli politics?

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Party Time!

Five new center-left parties launched last week, and there are more on the way this week. Why are lefty parties sprouting like mushrooms after a spring rain?

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The “Party Time!” Edition

Why are lefty parties sprouting like mushrooms after a spring rain? Is Netanyahu, in desperately angling to bring Palestinian-Israelis into his coalition, changing Israeli politics forever? What value do colorize photos from the Warsaw Ghetto provide?

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Can America Ever Get It Right in the Middle East?

If a former White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf, who served as special assistant to President Obama concludes that you shouldn’t undertake regime change in the Middle East, you probably shouldn’t. But nothing is ever quite that simple.

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What’s So Wrong with Law & Liberty

A group of conservative lawyers in Israel, following the lead of America’s Federalist Society, play the long-game to change Israel’s courts beyond recognition. Is that a bad thing?

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In Seeking Peace, Might Less Be More?

Would Israelis and Palestinians be better off if Americans stopped trying to broker grand peace accords?

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The “Might Less Be More?” Edition

Is it time to pull the plug on Israel’s Labor Party? Should America stop trying for peace between Israelis and Palestinians? Should we worry about a conservative lawyers organization playing the long game to change Israel’s courts?

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