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“The Parties Take Shape for September Elections”

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Ep. 135 | The Parties Take Shape for September Elections

Ready or not, the September Knesset elections are coming! Alan and Mike are here to catch you up on the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/47405397/135-the-parties-take-shape-for-september-elections/
Ep. 135 | The Parties Take Shape for September Elections 1350 900 JU Israel

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

Sometimes, feedback to our podcast takes us by surprise. Several listeners couldn’t understand why we listed problems with Israel’s schools…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/46302294/134-the-israeli-school-system-whats-working-and-what-isnt/
Ep. 134 | The Israeli School System: What’s Working and What Isn’t? 640 800 JU Israel

Ep. 133 | The Threat at the Northern Border

Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad oversee a toxic brew in the country that used to be called Syria. What…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/46117654/133-the-threat-at-the-northern-border/
Ep. 133 | The Threat at the Northern Border 640 360 JU Israel

Ep. 132 | The Refugee Problem

In response to a listener request, Alan and Mike review the basics regarding the Palestinian refugee problem. Why is this…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/45834640/132-the-refugee-problem/
Ep. 132 | The Refugee Problem 972 546 JU Israel

Ep. 131 | Weapons for Tyrants

Israel is a major exporter of military resources, including weapons and training. But should countries have to reach at least…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/45275014/131-weapons-for-tyrants/
Ep. 131 | Weapons for Tyrants 200 200 JU Israel

Ep. 130 | The Bahrain Conference

Was the Bahrain peace conference a meaningful attempt to break the status quo of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or a cynical…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/45014152/130-the-bahrain-conference/
Ep. 130 | The Bahrain Conference 240 135 JU Israel

Ep. 129 | Culture Wars

Is there a culture war brewing in Israel over religion in the public sphere? If so, is it being driven…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44863371/129-culture-wars/
Ep. 129 | Culture Wars 1691 1268 JU Israel

Ep. 128 | The Right To Annex?

The New York Times tried to make a big story out of a passing statement by US ambassador to Israel,…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44650204/128-the-right-to-annex/
Ep. 128 | The Right To Annex? 800 999 JU Israel

Ep. 127 | Torah Law as Israeli Law?

It caused quite a hubbub around Israel when Knesset Member Bezalel Smotrich claimed that he wanted the Israeli legal system…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44507554/127-torah-law-as-israeli-law/
Ep. 127 | Torah Law as Israeli Law? 4200 2800 JU Israel

Ep. 126 | Back to New Elections!

Two Knesset elections in 2019?! What is going on? Clearly, this is a mess. We put the main actors in…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44346146/126-back-to-new-elections/
Ep. 126 | Back to New Elections! 1350 900 JU Israel

Ep. 125.5 | Breaking News! Coalition Crisis Mini-Episode

It’s coming down to a nail-biting finish! Will Israel have a government by Wednesday? Or will the coalition talks collapse…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44273388/1255-breaking-news-coalition-crisis-mini-episode/
Ep. 125.5 | Breaking News! Coalition Crisis Mini-Episode 1331 911 JU Israel

Ep. 125 | The Jewish Question Returns

We have all noticed the increasing number of anti-Semitic incidents over the past few years. But has a qualitative change…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44183808/125-the-jewish-question-returns/
Ep. 125 | The Jewish Question Returns 750 500 JU Israel

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