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

Populism for the Popular Audience

Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser provides a comprehensive look at the elusive phenomenon of populism, spanning left to right, south to north, people to leaders, and explains why democracies are the most vulnerable to populist trends.

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The Israeli Economy: A Report Card

Prof. Karnit Flug, former Governor of the Bank of Israel and currently Vice President for Research at the Israel Democracy Institute, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the Israeli economy.

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Zionism Explained to My Neighbor

Yossi Klein Halevy, American-Israeli writer and public intellectual, discusses his best-selling book “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,” an attempt to engage in Israeli-Palestinian dialogue while transcending the temptation to try to converge the conflicting narratives.

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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 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.