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Two Nice Jewish Boys

The Two Nice Jewish Boys Podcast is a weekly dose of free and open conversations with the most interesting voices in Israel. Hosted by Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein and recorded in Tel Aviv, the Two Nice Jewish Boys Podcast covers everything from politics and history to entertainment and science. Ultimately, the Two Nice Jewish Boys Podcast is here to provide a platform for free and open conversations about Israel and the Jewish world in the belief that only through free speech and open dialogue can we build a better future together.

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#291 - The Incredible Story of Tel Aviv (Eytan Schwartz)

Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/2njb***When you think about Tel Aviv, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The beautiful beaches? Rothschild boulevard? The luxurious Neve Tzedek neighborhood? All of the above?It’s hard to imagine, but until not too long ago Tel Aviv wasn’t the trendy, touristy, attractive city that it's become. It took a lot of work to make it what it is today. So, how did it happen?Today we have with us just the man who can tell us the story of Tel Aviv. A man who's responsible in large part for Tel Aviv’s world reputation. Eytan Shcwartz is the former CEO of Ir Olam - a TLV Municipal company responsible for Tel Aviv's international PR. Eitan was also the head of Tel Aviv’s communications division, a role from which hejust recently stepped down. We’re thrilled to be joined by Eyan Schwartz today to talk about Tel Aviv’s secret, its stories and its people.(Photo by Kfir Sivan)

1hr 1min

29 Jun 2022

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29 Jun 2022

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#290 - German Journalist In The Middle East (Christine Kensche)

This is not a drill: Israel is going to elections. No, you’re not listening to a rerun episode from 2021, 2020 or 2019. It’s actually happening again, after the Bennet-Lapid government - which only withheld for a single year - dissipated into the abyss.Meanwhile, in Europe, it isn’t too boring either. Russia’s war against Ukraine slowly continues, heavily funded by EU taxpayer’s money; Inflation is sky-rocketing; And the strongest country in the Union, Germany, is arming up, as Germany’s new Chancellor Shultz pledges to build the largest European army since WWII.Germany is also Israel’s most important and powerful ally in Europe, and as it intends to buy natural gas and military technology from Israel in astronomical sums - it seems like the relations between the countries are coming to a new era.To talk about all this - and much more - we’re joined today by journalist Christine Kensch. Christine is the Middle East correspondent for The Welt, one of Germany’s biggest and most important news outlets. She is also the author of the book ‘Our Law Applies on the Street’, a biographical novel about the life of Khalil, an arab-born Berlin clan member (out only in German, unfortunately!).We’re excited to have Christine with us today!

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#289 - WTF is NFT!? And Other Related Blockchain Qs (Meytar Zehavi)

Bitcoin. Blockchain. Crypto. NFT. For most of us, these are all just synonyms for "get rich quick!" But apparently, there's actually something more to them. Or is there? That's a heated debate in today's financial and economical spheres. Are these actual, solid financial assets or hyped-up memes that are drawing huge amounts of money into an ever expanding bubble? In order to understand that, we need to understand what these things are in the first place. What is crypto currency? What is Blockchain tech? And most recently, what the hell is NFT? Today, we're joined by the lovely Meitar Zehavi. Meitar is a veteran of the 8200 unit, one of the IDF’s prestigious intelligence units. She’s a filmmaker, a content creator and a self described “explainer”. And today she’s here to explain to us the mind-boggling concepts of Blockchain, Crypto and NFTs.

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#288 - Monthly Recap: Bennett's Manifest, Housing Prices and the Wild Wild West Bank

Eytan and Naor are deep-diving heads first into recent events!

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#287 - China's Lost Jewish Town (Noam Urbach)

China. Just saying the name of this country is enough to spark debate in most Western circles. On the one hand, modern China is the antithesis to the Individualism of the West. The vast 9.5 million square kilometers is home to almost 20% of the world’s population, all strictly ruled by an authoritarian Communist regime. On the other hand, China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, growing an average of about 10% per year for the past 3 decades! Many of the things you own, almost certainly your phones, are made in China. Today we are joined by Noam Urbach, a China expert active in academia, business and media. Noam specializes in the study of the history of foreign religions in China, in particular the history of Chinese Jews, as well as Chinese religious policy. We’re super excited to have him on the show today to talk China

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#286 - The Philosophy of Abortion and the Meaning of Life (Natan Galulazar)

One of the fundamental questions that divide the right and left today, all over the world, is the question of agency. Are we in control of our lives? Or are our lives playing out some deterministic script? Are we non-playing characters in a reality-sized computer game? More than 200 episodes ago, we hosted Dr. Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Board of the Ayn Rand Institute, on the podcast. One of the central tenets of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism is that we are not NPCs in some video game. Well, not quite in those words. Rather, Rand claimed that it is our moral duty to selfishly pursue our own happiness. At the basis of that claim is the idea that the individual rests at the center and he or she (or they) are capable of shaping their own lives. Today, we are joined by another student of philosophy, another Ayn Rand fan boy, another man who also believes we’re all selfish, self-centered joy-seeking bastards, and good on us for that. Natan Galulazar is a father of two, content creator, Objectivist, musician several days a year, and public relations manager of an Israeli high tech firm. We are super thrilled to be joined by Natan today to talk about objectivism, the Israeli right, abortion and any other random topic that comes up because… why not?Natan's Twitter:https://twitter.com/NatanGalulazar

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#285 - Monthly Recap: Has Israel Become Impotent Against Terror?

Naor and Eytan talk about recent events, including the terror wave, Roe V. Wade and more!Please note: This episode contains profanities.

1hr 16mins

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#284 - Proving The New York Times' Anti-Israel Bias (Lilac Sigan)

The New York Times has never been a great friend of the Jewish People. 80 years ago, for example, during the Holocaust, what was arguably the most important American outlet didn’t do much to expose its readers to the atrocities that led to the Holocaust, nor the atrocity of the Holocauset itself. What’s even more amazing, is that the publisher of the NYT during that period was a Jew - Arthur Hays Sulzberger.In modern times, it seems like the Times constantly takes the pro-Palestinian angle, even when it means spreading actual fake news. Only a year ago, in a list of the child victims of the war in Gaza, the NYT included a photo of a kid who died 7 years prior in Ramallah. That is why our guest today, renowned Maariv columnist and author Lilac Sigan, has decided to take it upon herself to carefully trace the NYT’s coverage of Israel on a day-to-day basis, and to conclude once and for all how biased they actually are. We’re super happy and excited to have Lilac here with us today to talk about the NYT, Israel and fake news.Lilac's twitter: https://twitter.com/lilacsigan(Photo by Yoram Esheim)

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The Truth About 'Palestine': 2NJB Interview on The Daily Lie Podcast

Naor and Eytan talk about the Conflict on an interview for Warren Redlich of The Daily Lie Podcast.Enjoy!

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