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Israel & Judaism through a Fresh Lens
Israel & Judaism through a Fresh Lens

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Ep. 57 - One Week in Jerusalem

Alan, Mike and Lior reflect on what has changed, and what hasn't since the Trump Jerusalem declaration. Also, Mike sort of has a panic attack, and Lior and Alan try to talk him down.

 

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Ep. 56 - The Jerusalem Declaration

We know that Israel's capital city is Jerusalem. Why hasn't it been recognised before? Why is that changing now? What will that mean going forward? Alan and Mike sit down with Middle East journalist David Harris to discuss what it all means.

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Ep. 55 - Peace or Pessimism?

Benji's back! Is the US administration's new peace push anything new or the same old story? Alan, Mike and Benji look at the story and put it into context. Join us, and let us know what you think! 

On the American Team

The 5 Stages of Middle East Grief

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Ep. 54 - 242 and Sadat Too

How many anniversaries can 2017 have? Well, its 50 for UNSC Resolution 242 and 40 for Sadat's visit to Jerusalem. Alan, Mike and Matt discuss how these events are misunderstood, and also deeply related. Come for the banter, stay for the cogent analysis of why Israel holds the moral high ground in international law.

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Ep. 53 - The State of the Region

The only constant in the Middle East is change. We turn to journalist David Harris for updates on Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kurdistan and what all this means for Israel. Its the safest way you can tour this tumultuous region, and David even gives us reasons for optimism!

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Ep. 52 - November 29th, 1947: The Gil Troy Perspective

Alan and Mike wanted a really special episode for the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations vote that recognised the Jewish state. So they turned to Professor Gil Troy for insight and perspective, and he really came through. You won't want to miss this special episode!

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Ep. 51 - The Jewish Renaissance Continues


Want to know the state of arts and culture in Israel? Want to know why you should? Join Alan and Mike as they explore these questions with Jessica Steinberg, who covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center for The Times of Israel.

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Ep. 50 - The Balfour Century

What was the context for the Balfour Declaration? What is its relevance today? Alan, Matt and Mike review a century of implications for our 50th episode.


Very informative site 

Excellent article 

Cambon Letter 

Nahum Sokolow 

British Current Events 

 Lord Balfour Speaks at the opening of Hebrew University. Can you find Rav Kook and Chaim Weizmann at the table behind him?   

Balfour in Jerusalem

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Ep. 49 - Stop Pro-Israel Education Now!

How should we teach students in the diaspora about Israel? Alan and Mike think there is a pretty clear model to follow. It has implications beyond the world of education, and into the very identity of diaspora Jewry.

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Ep. 48 - Peel at 80

Welcome new team member, Matt Lipman! In 1937, the British recommended setting up two states in Palestine. That didn't go well. What are the lasting implications for today? And can you guess who gets into an argument about history?

Mosaic Article 

Map of Peel Proposal 

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