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

β€œThe 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.”
β€” Dr Gabriel Noah Brahm, Northern Michigan University
β€œThe 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.”
β€” Martin Kramer, founding president, Shalem College, Jerusalem
β€œThe 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.”
β€” Prof Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland

Recent Episodes

When Politics Got Nasty

How did America's political culture move from civil disagreement to visceral rage? Noam Gidron argues that intense, emotional partisanship is distinct from routine ideological differences, and possibly more dangerous. And America isn't the only country torn apart by politics.

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My Country, ‘Tis of Thee, Right or Wrong?

Is love of country a blessing or a menace? Can a citizen of the world embrace universal values but also love one's country? Professor Steven B. Smith defends - and rebuilds - American patriotism as an antidote to America's upheavals.

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Israeli Democracy: Going, Going Gone?

Why is Israel hacking away at its own democratic institutions and values? The assault on the judiciary, primacy of the majority at the expense of minorities, loyalty as a litmus test, corruption and illiberalism - are these Israel's destiny?

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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.