Israel

J’Accuse?, Non, J’Accuse!

As his corruption trial begin, PM Netanyahu’s supporters take to the streets to say their leader is a latter day Dreyfus, persecuted by a cabal of leftist judges and journalists. What should we make of that?

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The “Judges and Grudges, Libel and Bible” Edition

What do we make of Bibi’s supporters who say he’s persecuted by a cabal of leftist judges and journalists? Are leftists leaving Israel as “political exiles”? As we celebrate Shavuot, we ask: what are we to do with the Torah in 2020?

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Golda’s Israel, and Ours

Does a new documentary about Golda Meir, Israel’s 4th Prime Minister, teach us something crucial about the country today?

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Leftism and Other Risk Factors

Why are left-leaning Israelis suffering more from the pandemic than right-leaning Israelis?

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The Vision of No Vision

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Gantz set out their visions for the future in the first meeting of Israel’s new government, which are narrow and dryly technocratic. But is that really a bad thing in tumultuous times?

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The “Vision of No Vision” Edition

Did Bibi and Gantz just present their vision of no vision for the future? What’s behind a study showing that Israeli Leftists suffered more during the pandemic than right-wing folks? What can we learn about our past, present and future from a new Golda Meir documentary?

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God TV?

An Evangelical cable TV channel cheeses people off when it tries to convince Israeli Jews to accept Jesus in our hearts. But isn’t that the sort of things we want to have in a “marketplace of ideas”?

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Court TV?

When Supreme Court hearings are broadcast on TV, does it humanize the justices, or just make them look small?

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Shop, Pray, Run

The pandemic has transformed, perhaps forever, how we experience the most banal of activities. In this episode, we hear why Miriam Herschlag keeps muttering “amen” on her evening jogs in Jerusalem, and Ann Bar-Dov’s epic journey to pick up groceries in Karmiel.

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Big Government

Israel’s new government is the largest in history, with 36 ministers. But can we expect big things from it?

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