In-depth, long-form interviews with scholars, writers, and thinkers about their work and ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel.

Dr Gabriel Noah Brahm, Northern Michigan University
Dr Gabriel Noah Brahm, Northern Michigan University
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“The Tel Aviv Review deals with all aspects of Israeli intellectual life, in an undogmatic spirit of free inquiry, showing everything the place has to offer in this area, across the spectrum.”
Martin Kramer, founding president, Shalem College, Jerusalem
Martin Kramer, founding president, Shalem College, Jerusalem
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“The Tel Aviv Review has become my indispensable companion on the road and an always provocative challenge to my own fixed ideas. This podcast is easily on the level of the best public radio interview shows in America. Kudos for making this unique contribution to the intellectual life of Israel.”
Prof Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland
Prof Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland
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“The hosts' probing questions revealed a sophisticated grasp of modern European history and politics, their intersection with the history of Israel and a welcome ability to listen to what I said and respond with thoughtful follow-up questions.”

Recent Episodes

The Erratic Pulse of Israeli Democracy

Professor Tamar Hermann discusses fresh findings from the annual Israel Democracy Index of 2021, including low optimism for the general future of the country, declining trust in public institutions, and ongoing polarization of public attitudes

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Red Is the New Green: Carbon Pricing in Israel

Nathan Sussman, Prof. of Economics and leader of the "Israel 2050: Climate Crisis Preparedness" project, explains how carbon tax can lower emissions while having virtually no adverse effects on business activity and growth

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Jewish Life in the Time of ‘Illiberal Democracy’

Hungary's Jewish community is the largest in central and eastern Europe, and its regime the most 'advanced' among its neighbors in undoing the tenets of liberal democracy. How does this affect the memory of the Holocaust in the country?

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About the Hosts

Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin

Dahlia is a public opinion expert and an international political and strategic consultant who has advised electoral and civil society campaigns in over a dozen countries, in especially in post-communist societies and transitional democracies in addition to five national campaigns in Israel. She has worked as a senior analyst for the Washington-based global polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; the director of international campaigns at GCS Issue Management, and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute.

Gilad Halpern

Gilad is a journalist, broadcaster and media historian. He is also a founding co-editor of the Tel Aviv Review of Books magazine, an English-language online quarterly, and an Idit Fellow at the University of Haifa, researching the history of the Jewish press in Mandatory Palestine. Previously he was Managing Editor for Ynetnews and Assignments Editor for Haaretz English Edition. His work appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Al Monitor, Time Out magazine, the Jewish Quarterly and the Jewish Chronicle.

We're on Break

Dear listeners and loyal supporters: 

You may have noticed that we’ve posted some re-run episodes in recent weeks. That’s because the Tel Aviv Review podcast is taking a break. For the next 6 months we will have only occasional original episodes, and instead we’ll be mining our formidable 8-year archive for the very best of our best-of interviews. This hiatus reflects some temporary professional and geographic commitments that will keep us from doing the show.
We’ll see you on the other side, and thank you as always for listening – plus, an extra-special thanks to those who support us. You’ll be hearing from us soon.