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Ep. 23 | Who Knew? Aliyah Updates

Happy Yom Aliyah! This year, Aliyah Day falls on April 6th. Before it gets lost in the Passover hubbub, Alan…

Ep. 23 | Who Knew? Aliyah Updates 450 293 JU Israel

Ep. 22 | BBTV

The government might collapse because of a TV channel? BDS tourists can’t come in to the country? Alan and Mike…

Ep. 22 | BBTV 286 450 JU Israel

Ep. 21 | How Quo is the Status?

The rule is to never talk about religion or politics if you want to avoid arguments. This week, Alan and…

Ep. 21 | How Quo is the Status? 427 640 JU Israel

Ep. 20 | Elor, Bibi, Donald & Nikki

What’s the buzz here in Israel lately? Alan and Mike discuss the issues that everybody here is talking about. First,…

Ep. 20 | Elor, Bibi, Donald & Nikki 800 533 JU Israel

Ep. 19 | Two States or What?

Does a new American administration mean a Middle East reboot? Alan, Mike and Benji discuss the two-state solution idea. They…

Ep. 19 | Two States or What? 327 598 JU Israel

Ep. 18 | Occupied? Disputed? Confusing!

Listener Shifra (Harova ’16) asked us to explain the legal arguments over Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria, and Jewish…

Ep. 18 | Occupied? Disputed? Confusing! 940 788 JU Israel

Ep. 17 | Media Meta-Musings

Why does there appear to be so much corruption throughout Israeli bureaucracy? Is it worse here than other countries? Is…

Ep. 17 | Media Meta-Musings 1077 694 JU Israel

Ep. 16 | MTVA Speaks Out!

It’s a special extra-long episode, and wait till you hear why! A group of MTVA alumna come for a visit…

Ep. 16 | MTVA Speaks Out! 204 197 JU Israel

Ep. 15 | Really?! Again?!

Instead of doing a straight-up Chanukah episode as they planned, Alan and Mike once again respond to events of the…

Ep. 15 | Really?! Again?! 159 177 JU Israel

Ep. 14 | New Year’s Resolution?

Benji, Alan and Mike are way too worked up to wait for a regular Thursday posting! So here is an…

Ep. 14 | New Year’s Resolution? 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 13 | Ch-Ch-Changes

It’s anyone’s guess what the incoming Trump administration will really be. So let’s start guessing! Why is the newly appointed…

Ep. 13 | Ch-Ch-Changes 640 512 JU Israel

Ep. 12 | Settlement Crisis Alert!

We think it’s important to follow this story! The crisis in Amona may be off many people’s radar, but here…

Ep. 12 | Settlement Crisis Alert! 450 300 JU Israel

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