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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.

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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
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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.

A Short Explanation Of The Current Chaos In Israeli Politics (as of 29 May, 2019, 2pm EST)

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Netanyahu can't seem to get a coalition together. This is a quick explainer on why, and what might happen now.

May 29 2019

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E14 - Investigations, Elections and Politics at the Speed of Light

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Political developments in Israel have been coming in hard and fast, with the last two weeks spelling major developments in PM Netanyahu's investigations as well as a crisis that will likely lead to elections in a few months. Tune in to hear all about these issues and a few others for good measure.

Mar 05 2018

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E13 - The War That Didnt Break-Out over the Weekend

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Over the weekend a series of events on Israel's northern border escalated quickly, and was closer than any other time in the last few years to the breakout of a war between Israel, Syria and possibly also Hezbollah and Iran. I explain what happened and why tensions that caused this are unlikely to go away soon.

Feb 11 2018

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E12 - Who Are You Avi Gabbay The New Leader Of Israeli Labor

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Today’s episode is about the new leader of the Labor party, Avi Gabbay who’s been stirring a lot of controversy and conversation since he was elected in July. So if you’re interest in the newcomer who is hoping to become Israel’s next prime minister stick around. Besides a basic acquaintance with Gabbay, I hope to leave you with two more takeaways today: An insider view of what he’s trying to do politically, for which I’ve spoken to people on his campaign, and my tempered criticism on unorthodox comments he’s been making on issues such as the settlements, the political place of Arab Israelis, and the Israeli left’s relationship with Judaism.

Jan 18 2018

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E11 - Why Scrapping The Iran Deal Is a Bad Idea

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As PM Netanyahu and President Trump get ready to discuss the future of the Iran Deal, I explain what the deal did, and why scrapping it would be bad for Israel, and the US.

Sep 17 2017

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E10 - The Netanyahu Investigations Continued

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I return to the Netanyahu investigations to discuss recent developments, what their political fallout might look like, and what the law has to say about Netanyahu's continued Premiership.

Aug 21 2017

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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

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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

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E07 - Gaza Is Heating Up Again. Why?

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Three years after the last Gaza War, and it seems like events are repeating themselves and Israel and Hamas are preparing for another showdown. How did we get here, what does it have to do with electricity, and hoe come the crisis in the Arab world affects any of this?

Jun 15 2017

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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

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