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.
Cracking the Code
It took the world’s most advanced digital pioneers, when the computer as we know it was barely born, to stave off Nazi conquest of the Middle East. And it took Gershom Gorenberg to write the true history of the “War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East” – as if it was a novel.
This episode is part of a series made possible by the German Government which examines Israel’s relationship with the EU and European countries.
The Untold Stories of Iran’s Jews
The new book by Lior Sternfeld, assistant professor of history and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University, focuses on the unique case of Iranian Jewry
Meet the Mayor Next Door
Musa Hadid is an all-around nice guy; he’s determined to fix up the old town, re-brand his city, and have a Christmas celebration for everyone. But being the Mayor of Ramallah is no ordinary job and a new documentary, Mayor, is no ordinary film about Palestine.
Can America Ever Get It Right in the Middle East?
If a former White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf, who served as special assistant to President Obama concludes that you shouldn't undertake regime change in the Middle East, you probably shouldn't. But nothing is ever quite that simple.
COVID and the Israeli Economy: A Bittersweet Reckoning
Does the fact that Israel is a small and centralized economy work in its benefit? To what extent was the relative robustness of the Israeli economy squandered by the mishandling of the pandemic response by decision makers? How quickly will it bounce back?
Could It Happen To Us?
Acclaimed journalist and historian Anne Applebaum examines how a wave of nationalist populism swept through the western world - and tore apart her own circle of friends
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For discussion of matters Middle East and religious and social issues in Israel this is my go-to podcast. The two presenters are well-informed before they interview specialists who in turn express themselves very well.