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A bi-weekly podcast on current political events in Israel. We'll be offering analysis, clarification and discussions of internal politics, security issues, and foreign affairs. About me: I'm an Israeli political theory Ph.D. student at the Harvard University Government Department. Interested in ideas, institutions and good old fashioned politics, security, and foreign policy. Especially in Israel. Before grad-school I worked as a policy analyst at Molad, a political think-tank and wrote a daily Middle-East update blog.

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A bi-weekly podcast on current political events in Israel. We'll be offering analysis, clarification and discussions of internal politics, security issues, and foreign affairs. About me: I'm an Israeli political theory Ph.D. student at the Harvard University Government Department. Interested in ideas, institutions and good old fashioned politics, security, and foreign policy. Especially in Israel. Before grad-school I worked as a policy analyst at Molad, a political think-tank and wrote a daily Middle-East update blog.

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By firecire - Aug 22 2017
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I have been looking for precisely this for a long time - objective reporting, thoughtful analysis, in-depth discussion, and important background information to help Americans (and other non-Israelis) understand the complexities of Israeli politics.

Excellent!

By Minsunminor - Jun 17 2017
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Excellent incisive reviews of political military and religious issues facing Israel today.

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6 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
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0
0
0

Must Hear

By firecire - Aug 22 2017
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I have been looking for precisely this for a long time - objective reporting, thoughtful analysis, in-depth discussion, and important background information to help Americans (and other non-Israelis) understand the complexities of Israeli politics.

Excellent!

By Minsunminor - Jun 17 2017
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Excellent incisive reviews of political military and religious issues facing Israel today.

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The Israel Podcast

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A bi-weekly podcast on current political events in Israel. We'll be offering analysis, clarification and discussions of internal politics, security issues, and foreign affairs. About me: I'm an Israeli political theory Ph.D. student at the Harvard University Government Department. Interested in ideas, institutions and good old fashioned politics, security, and foreign policy. Especially in Israel. Before grad-school I worked as a policy analyst at Molad, a political think-tank and wrote a daily Middle-East update blog.

Rank #1: E04 - The Story of Israel's Declaration of Independence and its Modern Relevance

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Ever wondered why God isn't mentioned in the Israeli Declaration of Independence? Or how was the Israeli declaration inspired by the American one? Or who was the Conservative Rabbi that had a hand in making the first draft of Declaration? All of these questions and more get answered in a special episode of the podcast for Israel's 69th independence day.

May 03 2017

13mins

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Rank #2: E09 - The Netantyahu Investigations

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Making sense of all of the different criminal cases being discussed in relation to Netanyahu and his closest advisors.

Jul 20 2017

14mins

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Rank #3: E08 - The (Western) Wall Between US And Israeli Jewry

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Israel’s government is facing its largest crisis in years regarding its relationship with the Jewish community in the US as a result of two government decisions on Church and State matters. In this episode, I explain what's going on and why.

Jul 06 2017

23mins

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Rank #4: E06 - 50 Years Since 1967 With 50voices50years

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this week’s episode comes to you as part of the Anti Defamation League’s project “50 voices, 50 years” marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day war that’s happening these days. The project is a collection of 50 diverse voices featuring contributions that reflect on the implications of this anniversary, its legacy for Israel and the Middle East, its meaning for Zionism and the Jewish state’s prospects for peace. You can find the entire project at www.50voices50years.com and besides yours truly you can see what people like President Reuven Rivlin, Zipi Livni, Ambassador Michael Oren, Professor Michael Walzer, Amos Oz, Ambassador Dan Shapiro and many others had to say on this occasion.

Jun 02 2017

4mins

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Rank #5: E05 - The Jewish Nation State Law

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Why is the Knesset all of a sudden discussing a law that would declare Israel to be the nation state of the Jewish people? What does it have to do with the fact that Israel doesn't have a constitution? How might it affect American Jewry? and what are some of the pros and cons of the law?

May 18 2017

15mins

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