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Ep. 93 | The Camp David Peace Accords, and Why They’re Relevant 40 Years Later

The second in our series of reflections on anniversary events, Alan, Mike and Matt discuss the Camp David Peace Accords.…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/38452243/ep-93-the-camp-david-peace-accords-and-why-theyre-relevant-40-years-later/
Ep. 93 | The Camp David Peace Accords, and Why They’re Relevant 40 Years Later 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 92 | The Yom Kippur War and Why It’s Relevant 45 Years Later

The first in our series of reflections on anniversary events, Alan, Mike and Matt discuss the Yom Kippur War. While…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/38247184/ep-92-the-yom-kippur-war-and-why-its-relevant-45-years-later/
Ep. 92 | The Yom Kippur War and Why It’s Relevant 45 Years Later 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 91 | Defunding UNRWA

That sound that you are hearing is the shifting of tectonic plates. This is a news story that many English-speaking…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/36732043/ep-91-defunding-unrwa/
Ep. 91 | Defunding UNRWA 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 90 | Democratic AND Jewish

Is Israel really a democracy? Is it balancing liberty and Jewish identity well? And why does it even matter? Join…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/36591525/ep-90-democratic-and-jewish/
Ep. 90 | Democratic AND Jewish 1331 911 JU Israel

Ep. 89 | Back to School Advice

As students prepare for campus life, we have some suggestions for dealing with the topic of Israel. Alan and Mike…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/36423043/ep-89-back-to-school-advice/
Ep. 89 | Back to School Advice 1050 700 JU Israel

Ep. 88 | Nation State & the Lauder Letter

After two episodes and weeks of consideration, Alan and Mike share their perspective on the Nation State law controversy. Then…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/36278548/ep-88-nation-state-and-the-lauder-letter/
Ep. 88 | Nation State & the Lauder Letter 284 404 JU Israel

Ep. 87 | Thoughts of a Palestinian Israeli

Samah Salaime is one of the 25% of Israelis who aren’t Jewish. Whatever your thoughts on the Nation State law,…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/36142403/ep-87-thoughts-of-a-palestinian-israeli/
Ep. 87 | Thoughts of a Palestinian Israeli 450 293 JU Israel

Ep. 86 | An Age of Protest (with Few Solutions)

There’s a lot going on in the news. It includes fall out from the nation state law, Druzim leaving the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/35957229/ep-86-an-age-of-protest-with-few-solutions/
Ep. 86 | An Age of Protest (with Few Solutions) 1351 901 JU Israel

Ep. 85 | Understanding the Nation State Bill

Alan, Matt and Mike turned to Professor Amichai Cohen of the Israel Democracy Institute to explain the controversial Nation State…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/35632742/ep-85-understanding-the-nation-state-bill/
Ep. 85 | Understanding the Nation State Bill 424 600 JU Israel

Ep. 84 | Reflections on a Quiet Day in Hebron

This week, Alan took Matt and Mike on a stroll through a very contentious piece of real estate, the city…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/35461369/ep-84-reflections-on-a-quiet-day-in-hebron/
Ep. 84 | Reflections on a Quiet Day in Hebron 2000 1500 JU Israel

Ep. 83 | INN vs. Birthright

Five young people walked off a Birthright trip in Israel to join an If Not Now (INN) tour of Hebron.…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/35313537/ep-83-inn-vs-birthright/
Ep. 83 | INN vs. Birthright 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 82 | Talking Politics in a Partisan Age

Conversations about politics are social landmines. So how do teachers discuss current events with students in a productive way? Are…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/34758224/ep-82-talking-politics-in-a-partisan-age/
Ep. 82 | Talking Politics in a Partisan Age 1156 675 JU Israel

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