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

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

Recent Episodes

Us and Them: Is There Any Way Out?

Nurit Novis-Deutsch, a psychologist of religion, values, morality and identity, believes that people who perceive themselves as having a complex identity might be more tolerant of the “other.” Her research advances much-needed anecdotes to angry tribalism in today's world.

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When Zionism and Human Rights Got Along

Before human rights was a universally accepted concept, and before there was Israel, there were prominent Jews who supported both. James Loeffler tells the story of human rights pioneers and how their commitment grew out of the Jewish diaspora experience.

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All the King’s Men: Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan

Prof. Yoav Alon, a historian of the Middle East, discusses his award-winning book “The Shaykh of Shaykhs: Mithgal al Fayiz and Tribal Leadership in Modern Jordan.”

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Sponsors

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Israel Democracy Institute

The Israel Democracy Institute is an independent center of research and action dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy.

Israel Institute is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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 broadcast and online journalist, who until recently served as Assignments Editor for Haaretz newspaper’s English edition. Before that, he spent a few years in Paris where he was an editor and Middle East commentator for France24 as well as correspondent for ynet, Israel’s largest news site. His work appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Al Monitor, Time Out magazine, and The Jewish Chronicle.