The “Democrats, Diplomats & Habitats” Edition

We discuss a new survey finding that American Republicans and Democrats are more divided about Israel than ever, the growing shortfall in talented young recruits for Israeli diplomatic jobs, and why the government’s long-awaited affordable rent bill is being attacked by those you’d expect to be praising it.

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For the Sake of the Homeland: Nava Semel’s “Paper Bride”

Nava Semel’s “Paper Bride” paints a vivid portrait of British Palestine in the 1930s, seen through the eyes of an illiterate boy.

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If Someone Comes to Kill You: Exposing Israel’s History of Targeted Assassinations

Ronen Bergman’s exposé reveals Israel’s deadliest secrets. It includes material never before released on the targeted assassinations that preceded the establishment of Israel and continues on to this day. He discusses why and how Israel imposes the death penalty outside of any courtroom, based entirely on its own rules.

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Giving Two Hundred Percent

To mark episode 200, learn to say matayim, two hundred in Hebrew, and to talk about this special suffix for pairs, ‘ayim’.

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Israel was founded as a “Jewish and democratic” state, but what does that actually mean? We explore this in a series of documentaries in which we speak to politicians, experts, activists, and people who have been involved in Israeli politics since the state was founded.

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Founded in 2013, TLV1 is an English-language podcast network based in Tel Aviv. Our acclaimed shows engage local and international audiences on topics in Israel that matter, whether from street-level or the hallways of government.

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