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

The Middle East Through Russian-Israeli Eyes

Ksenia Svetlova's story is gripping: she moved to Israel as a teen, grew up to become a journalist, and eventually served as MK. In her new book, Ksenia brings her story to her beat, giving readers an over-her-shoulder view of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, and the Palestinians areas closer to home.


Hearts of Darkness

Dr. Nitzan Shoshan travels with the marginalized, outcasts and left-behind members of German society today to find out what drives some to the far-right - and how the state tries to contain them


Ordinary People: Polish-Jewish Relations During the Holocaust

Prof. Havi Dreifuss discusses her book “Relations Between Jews and Poles during the Holocaust: The Jewish Perspective,” laying out the myriad views and feelings Polish Jews harbored for their country and their non-Jewish compatriots.


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.