Israel

Nakba

Nakba Day memorializes as a tragedy the day when a Jewish State was reborn after two thousand tumultuous, stateless years. What can an Israeli Jew say to that?

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The “Future of the Past” Edition

We discuss: 1) What an Israeli Jew should make of Nakba Day 2) A shocking report saying that high-tech might be causing Israel all sorts of damage, which is why we need more of it 3) What, if anything, we learn about Zionism and Israeli politics from the book, The Netanyahus

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Shireen Abu Akleh, Z”L

After Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian Al-Jazeera reporter, was shot and killed in cross-fire outside Jenin, everyone was sure they knew who pulled the trigger

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The “Alon Again, Naturally” Edition

We discuss: 1) The killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh 2) Whether Israel’s no-longer-majority governing coalition ought to throw in the towel 3) Whether a weak climate change mitigation bill is better or worse than no bill at all

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The “A Sovereign Jewish State after 2,000 Years, and All I Got was this Lousy Podcast” Edition

Allison, Don, Ohad, Amit, Linda, Jeremy & Noah talk about what Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, means to them, on the eve of Israel’s 74th.

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Then, Now

Can we, and should we, have a Holocaust Day that is not just Jewish but also Israeli?

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Shmandemic

Israel’s government ends the mask mandate and says: Lighten up, happy days are here again. Did the almost 4,000 people a day still getting COVID miss the memo?

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Violence Season

Is it inevitable that seasons of calm are replaced by seasons of violence, just as winter gives way to spring?

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