Podcast Archive

Ep. 135 | The Parties Take Shape for September Elections

Ep. 135 | The Parties Take Shape for September Elections 1350 900 JU Israel

Ready or not, the September Knesset elections are coming! Alan and Mike are here to catch you up on the new parties that have formed, how things look in the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/47405397/135-the-parties-take-shape-for-september-elections/

Ep. 134 | The Israeli School System: What’s Working and What Isn’t?

Ep. 134 | The Israeli School System: What’s Working and What Isn’t? 640 800 JU Israel

Sometimes, feedback to our podcast takes us by surprise. Several listeners couldn’t understand why we listed problems with Israel’s schools as something that troubled voters. Well, People of the Book…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/46302294/134-the-israeli-school-system-whats-working-and-what-isnt/

Ep. 133 | The Threat at the Northern Border

Ep. 133 | The Threat at the Northern Border 640 360 JU Israel

Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad oversee a toxic brew in the country that used to be called Syria. What does that mean for Israel? How did it become this…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/46117654/133-the-threat-at-the-northern-border/

Ep. 132 | The Refugee Problem

Ep. 132 | The Refugee Problem 972 546 JU Israel

In response to a listener request, Alan and Mike review the basics regarding the Palestinian refugee problem. Why is this an issue that’s entering its eight decade? How did the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/45834640/132-the-refugee-problem/

Ep. 131 | Weapons for Tyrants

Ep. 131 | Weapons for Tyrants 200 200 JU Israel

Israel is a major exporter of military resources, including weapons and training. But should countries have to reach at least a basic level of ethical policy before Israel sells them…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/45275014/131-weapons-for-tyrants/

Ep. 130 | The Bahrain Conference

Ep. 130 | The Bahrain Conference 240 135 JU Israel

Was the Bahrain peace conference a meaningful attempt to break the status quo of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or a cynical attempt to bribe Middle Easterners into acquiescence? Alan and Mike…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/45014152/130-the-bahrain-conference/

Ep. 129 | Culture Wars

Ep. 129 | Culture Wars 1691 1268 JU Israel

Is there a culture war brewing in Israel over religion in the public sphere? If so, is it being driven by politicians and the media? Or is it much ado…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44863371/129-culture-wars/

Ep. 128 | The Right To Annex?

Ep. 128 | The Right To Annex? 800 999 JU Israel

The New York Times tried to make a big story out of a passing statement by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. Alan and Mike make sense out of it,…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44650204/128-the-right-to-annex/

Ep. 127 | Torah Law as Israeli Law?

Ep. 127 | Torah Law as Israeli Law? 4200 2800 JU Israel

It caused quite a hubbub around Israel when Knesset Member Bezalel Smotrich claimed that he wanted the Israeli legal system to go back to Torah law, like in the days…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44507554/127-torah-law-as-israeli-law/

Ep. 126 | Back to New Elections!

Ep. 126 | Back to New Elections! 1350 900 JU Israel

Two Knesset elections in 2019?! What is going on? Clearly, this is a mess. We put the main actors in this bizarre and unprecedented Israeli political event “on trial.” Lieberman,…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44346146/126-back-to-new-elections/

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