Israel & Zionism

An American political scientist and an Israeli media personality talk about the cleavages in Israeli society that have made the present debate over judicial reform so intense.

March 10 2023 12:01AM

Israel’s court is abnormally powerful and has caused half the nation to lose faith in its government. Reform will help, as long as it doesn’t cause the other half to do the same.

March 6 2023 12:51AM

What’s it like when thousands of troops, planes, ships, and batteries from different countries operate together?

Feb. 9 2023 12:01AM

What the finance minister’s invitation reveals.

Sharon Wrobel
Feb. 7 2023 12:01AM

The Tel Aviv Heat has fallen victim to BDS.

Shiryn Ghermezian
Feb. 7 2023 12:01AM

Change is necessary and inevitable. But it must not amplify division or open the nation up to unintended consequences.

Feb. 6 2023 12:01AM

Reaching millions of people in 50 languages.

David Saranga
Feb. 6 2023 12:01AM

Sure, it’s unrealistic to expect complete historical accuracy from the movies. But the inaccuracies all bespeak a more fundamental, and worrying, concern.

Feb. 3 2023 12:01AM

Moral and political sensitivity may play a role in the neutering of Jewish and Israeli subjects. But it’s likely that the biggest consideration is making money.

Jan. 31 2023 12:01AM

Traditional lines between the secular and religious populations are fading, particularly in the realms of music and art.

Jan. 23 2023 12:01AM

The veteran Israel observer and foreign-policy expert joins the podcast to talk about why many American Jews are speaking so apocalyptically about Israel’s new governing coalition.

Jan. 20 2023 12:01AM

Hollywood is full of Jews. So why is it so insistent on universalizing the story of the Jewish state?

Jan. 9 2023 12:01AM

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories from this year. Today, we focus on Israel, Jews across the world, and on contemporary politics.

Dec. 29 2022 12:01AM

Watch our recording of the modern Israeli classic. Then stick around for the discussion with Israeli novelist Ruby Namdar and American rabbi Daniel Bouskila.

The Editors, Jonathan Silver, Haim Sabato, Ruby Namdar and Daniel Bouskila
Dec. 28 2022 12:01AM