Israel & Zionism

Ultra-Orthodox Jews no longer vote in blocs and are now enthusiastic participants in national ideological movements. They may rue the change.

Nov. 21 2022 12:01AM

The member of Knesset and architect of the effort to reform Israel’s judiciary speaks about the issue.

Nov. 18 2022 12:01AM

Shared myths reveal something elemental about the people who sustain them. A scholar of cultural memory describes the layers of myth that illuminate Israel’s quintessentially modern city.

Nov. 17 2022 12:01AM

The foreign-policy analyst joins us to talk about his recent essay “Overmatch.”

Nov. 11 2022 1:33AM

Shocked by World War I, American Jews turned to Zionism as a way to save their European brethren. Their support came at just the right moment to affect the course of Jewish history.

Nov. 7 2022 12:01AM

Until recently, campus BDS resolutions were being used to penalize companies doing business in or with Israel. This week’s podcast guest explains how he helped put a stop to it.

Nov. 4 2022 12:01AM

How the Jewish state found itself going to elections yet again, and what reforms might, at last, bring some stability.

Oct. 31 2022 12:01AM

The Israeli political analyst joins us to talk about the upcoming election, and the tribal identities that play into it.

Oct. 28 2022 12:01AM

If outsiders listen to leaders of the community rather than reformers on the margins, they’ll be more likely to come to agreement. Just look to Israel, where a new precedent was set.

Oct. 27 2022 12:22AM

The spy show seems so accurate I found myself wondering whether its creators are themselves former Mossad agents who spent time in the titular city.

Oct. 19 2022 12:01AM

Under heavy pressure from America, Israel has agreed to new maritime borders with Lebanon. Is that a good thing?

Oct. 14 2022 12:01AM

A China expert, a veteran American diplomat, and a retired Israeli general walk into a Zoom to talk about Israel and where it fits into a new cold war.

Oct. 6 2022 12:01AM

The leading rabbi joins us to walk through the fascinating ways that Jews have related to Jerusalem, from the time of King David to today.

Sept. 9 2022 12:01AM

Much has been made about the Jewish state’s growing ties with China. But those ties are loosening, and if a new cold war is in the offing, Jerusalem won’t be on Beijing’s side.

Sept. 6 2022 12:01AM