Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.
The Erratic Pulse of Israeli Democracy
Professor Tamar Hermann discusses fresh findings from the annual Israel Democracy Index of 2021, including low optimism for the general future of the country, declining trust in public institutions, and ongoing polarization of public attitudes
The Human Experience in Objects: The Case for Museums in the 21st Century (Rerun)
Neil McGregor, the former director of the British Museum, analyzes the enduring validity of museums in the age of technological upheavals and fake news. He recently visited Israel to deliver the inaugural lecture of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute’s Tom de Swaan Series on the Role of Ideas and the Responsibility of Intellectuals in Contemporary Society.
This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.
Red Is the New Green: Carbon Pricing in Israel
Nathan Sussman, Prof. of Economics and leader of the "Israel 2050: Climate Crisis Preparedness" project, explains how carbon tax can lower emissions while having virtually no adverse effects on business activity and growth
Level-Headed Men Seldom Make History (Rerun)
Derek Penslar, Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University, discusses his book, Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader, an addition to more than 200 biographies of the founder of Zionism.
Palestinian Refugees: The Third Rail of the Conflict (Rerun)
Einat Wilf discusses her book “War of Return,” arguing that the conflict will never end until the world recognizes that Palestinian refugees do not have the right to return to their pre-1948 homes
Jewish Life in the Time of ‘Illiberal Democracy’
Hungary's Jewish community is the largest in central and eastern Europe, and its regime the most 'advanced' among its neighbors in undoing the tenets of liberal democracy. How does this affect the memory of the Holocaust in the country?
A good listen
I often listen whilst I’m having a soak in the tub. It’s a very thoughtful podcast whereby you can compare the ideas to your own political situations and life.
Superb deep dive on an interesting range of topics, and gets better every week.
intelligent conversations on Israel and Jewish themes
TLV1’s podcasts are high quality, great listening. Professionally produced. Excellent interviewers and guests. Stimulating stuff.