Israel & Zionism

Israel’s future prime minister watched Churchill up close in war-time London, and then sounded Churchillian notes when called upon to rally his own nation.

May 23 2022 12:01AM

Did the Israeli government kidnap Yemenite Jewish children in the state’s early days? A historian joins us to explain the story, why it’s a myth, and why it won’t go away.

May 12 2022 12:41AM

What exactly did Moses Hess believe he was repenting from?

May 9 2022 12:17AM

An Israeli analyst joins us to provide essential context for the recent wave of terror against the Jewish state.

April 28 2022 12:01AM

Indignation at Israel’s response to Russia’s invasion has intensified while becoming ever more untethered from the facts.

March 28 2022 12:01AM

The pandemic has revealed a weakness at the heart of Israel’s economy: it’s been so focused on developing its technology sector that more traditional industries are languishing.

March 21 2022 12:01AM

Iran’s missile attack last weekend sheds light on America’s role in the escalating conflict that Israel refers to as the “war between wars.”

March 17 2022 12:01AM

By serving as a mediator between Ukraine and Russia, Israel’s prime minister brings his nation into new and unknown territory. Is he doing the right thing?

March 11 2022 12:01AM

Last month saw the first-ever production of Herzl’s little-known play The New Ghetto in the country he brought into being. The performance was touched with the sublime.

March 3 2022 12:01AM

The Jewish state has been criticized this week for not standing up for Ukraine against Russia. It would probably like to, but its hands have been tied by its own closest ally.

Feb. 28 2022 12:01AM

David Ben-Gurion was inspired by the Hebrew Bible. How true to it was he?

Feb. 21 2022 12:01AM

The author of a new book arguing that Israel is the lodestar of Jewish life even for Jews in the Diaspora joins us to talk about his argument.

Feb. 11 2022 12:01AM

He hated the best evidence that God wouldn’t go away.

Jan. 28 2022 12:01AM

The Israeli journalist joins us to talk about how a Chinese propaganda mission led by a man known as “Chinese Itzik” has dazzled Israeli citizens.

Jan. 14 2022 12:01AM