Israel

28,000 Shots

Hackers upload 28,000 historic photos purloined from Israeli archives. We go through them all and find an amazing vanished world!

What?!? Some Europeans Don鈥檛 Like Jews?!?

A CNN-sponsored poll finds that almost half of all Europeans don鈥檛 think Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state. What鈥檚 an Israeli to do?

Aliyah

This episode celebrates the astonishing, hilarious, heartbreaking experiences of moving to Israel, and features true stories on the theme of 鈥淎liyah鈥 as told by Muki Tsur, David Harold Chester, Noah Efron, Milton Roller, Malynnda Littky,聽Jodi Schachar Davidovich,聽Avi Tilonsky, and the legendary singer Josie Katz.

In Which Memory of George Herbert Walker Bush?

George H.W. Bush remade the Middle East and changed US-Israel relations forever. Was this a good thing?

The 鈥淲hat?!? Some Europeans Don鈥檛 Like Jews?!?鈥 Edition

We discuss 1) the complicated Mid-East legacy of US President George H.W. Bush 2) a poll finding that just over half of Europeans think Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state 3) a cache of old photos purloined from Israel鈥檚 archives and select some of our favorites

Getting High

In 2050, 98% of Israelis will live in skyscrapers crammed onto an endless expanse of concrete, says a new report. But is this really so bad?

Solidarity on the Scaffolds

More and more Palestinians from the West Bank work in Israel, under better conditions than ever before. Does this bring peace closer, or just make it easier for the status quo to continue forever?

AirBDS?

Airbnb kicked Jewish settlers off their site: A courageous political stand or a craven and hypocritical singling out of Israel for censure?

The 鈥淎irBDS?鈥 Edition

We discuss 1) Airbnb kicking Jewish settlers off their site 2) whether West Bank Palestinians working in Israel is a path to peace or a path to maintain the status quo 3) how a majority of Israelis will have no choice but to live in skyscrapers in 2050.

Mothers, Children and the Quest for Peace

Israel鈥檚 biggest peace movement is run by women who say that 鈥渕otherhood鈥 is a moral and political tool that, if used right, might end more than a century of strife between Jews and Palestinians. Might the complications of family cut through the complications of our conflict?