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Our JU Israel educators reach out to current gap year students, alumni, and any interested listeners, keeping you connected to what’s happening in Israel, and giving you insight behind the headlines.

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Ep. 80 | Missiles, Abu Mazen & Oligarchs

Déjà vu on the southern border…a rocket barrage from Gaza, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) leaves the hospital, and a Russian…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/34401361/ep-80-missiles-abu-mazen-and-oligarchs/
Ep. 80 | Missiles, Abu Mazen & Oligarchs 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 79 | When Will They Give Israel a Break?

Students want to know why Israel is so often misjudged. When will people understand what’s really happening here? Are we…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/34211738/ep-79-when-will-they-give-israel-a-break/
Ep. 79 | When Will They Give Israel a Break? 1346 902 JU Israel

Ep. 78 | Battle on the Border, and in the Media

When images in the media are making people angry at Israel, how do we explain things to them? How do…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/34031549/ep-78-battle-on-the-border-and-in-the-media/
Ep. 78 | Battle on the Border, and in the Media 3168 2376 JU Israel

Ep. 77 | The Iran Deal: Before & After

Alan and Mike record outside of the new U.S. Embassy compound in Jerusalem. They analyze the history of the Iran…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/33871922/ep-77-iran-deal-before-and-after/
Ep. 77 | The Iran Deal: Before & After 2048 1504 JU Israel

Ep. 76 | Ambassador Dan Shapiro

It turns out that diplomats can be really nice guys. Listen in to our interview of former U.S. Ambassador to…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/33666519/ep-76-ambassador-dan-shapiro/
Ep. 76 | Ambassador Dan Shapiro 291 450 JU Israel

Ep. 75 | Barnard Students Explain the BDS Vote

Our 75th episode is an important one. During the controversial student election campaign by Barnard students to support BDS, many…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/33498209/ep-75-barnard-students-explain-the-bds-vote/
Ep. 75 | Barnard Students Explain the BDS Vote 316 181 JU Israel

Ep. 74 | State of the State at 70

After answering our question of the week, (from Lily Shams at Midreshet AMIT) about JStreet, Alan and Mike give Israel…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/33317083/ep-74-state-of-the-state-at-70/
Ep. 74 | State of the State at 70 2000 1333 JU Israel

Ep. 73 | Clashes on the Borders

Nothing is ever boring here in Israel. With violence on both the northern and southern borders, Israel has its hands…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/33148918/ep-73-clashes-on-the-borders/
Ep. 73 | Clashes on the Borders 450 242 JU Israel

Ep. 72 | Bibi, Gaza, Russia & Refugees

It’s a pre-Passover news potpourri this week, as Alan and Mike analyze the headlines. Here’s what’s up: Bibi (Benjamin Netanyahu)…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/32760198/ep-72-bibi-gaza-russia-refugees/
Ep. 72 | Bibi, Gaza, Russia & Refugees 533 800 JU Israel

Ep. 71 | Passover, Food & Israel

How is Pesach (Passover) different in Israel than the rest of the world? What are the different foods that various…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/32579538/ep-71-passover-food-and-israel/
Ep. 71 | Passover, Food & Israel 2000 1500 JU Israel

Ep. 70 | Israel Haredi Draft Law and Coalition Crisis

It looks like the Israeli government won’t dissolve after all. Phew, I guess? But it’s still worth understanding how the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/32337492/ep-70-israel-haredi-draft-law-and-coalition-crisis/
Ep. 70 | Israel Haredi Draft Law and Coalition Crisis 1600 1067 JU Israel

Ep. 69 | AIPAC Conference and Louis Farrakhan

While the AIPAC Policy Conference meets in the United States, Alan and Mike discuss what it means to them. What…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/32106304/ep-69-aipac-conference-and-response-to-farrakhan/
Ep. 69 | AIPAC Conference and Louis Farrakhan 450 296 JU Israel

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