87 episodes

Podcast: State of Tel Aviv, and Beyond: the podcast that tells the story. Unfiltered. We work it hard so that you will understand what’s really going down in Israel.

www.stateoftelaviv.com

State of Tel Aviv, Israel Podcast Vivian Bercovici

    • News
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Podcast: State of Tel Aviv, and Beyond: the podcast that tells the story. Unfiltered. We work it hard so that you will understand what’s really going down in Israel.

www.stateoftelaviv.com

    S2 E38. Sundays with Ya’akov: Israel Rises and Rescues

    S2 E38. Sundays with Ya’akov: Israel Rises and Rescues

    This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.stateoftelaviv.com

    The elite commando operation on Saturday that rescued four Israeli hostages who had been held by Hamas for eight months rocked the world…and gave Israelis a jolt of joy that was desperately needed. The country has been pummeled by this long war, tensions in the north and relentless diplomatic attacks. That more than 100 civilians remain in captivity alm…

    • 14 min
    S2 E37. Full-Scale War in the North: A Matter of When, Not If

    S2 E37. Full-Scale War in the North: A Matter of When, Not If

    This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.stateoftelaviv.com

    It has been a very intense week in northern Israel with a deeply concerning escalation of conflict with Hizballah. We spoke yesterday, Thursday, with Sarit Zehavi, Lt. Col. (Res.) who spent 15 years working in Military Intelligence and is among Israel’s foremost experts on security in the north. Founder and president of the Alma Center, which focuses on…

    • 5 min
    S2 E36. Sundays with Ya’akov: Negotiate for Hostages or Continue the War?

    S2 E36. Sundays with Ya’akov: Negotiate for Hostages or Continue the War?

    This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.stateoftelaviv.com

    Rachel Goldberg-Polin, ever profound in her agony, stated in recent days that it is “an embarrassment to the human race that we haven’t been able to save” the hostages held by Hamas. Her 23-year-old son, Hersh, is among the 125 people still in Hamas Hell, having survived a grenade attack in which his left arm was blown off and his best friend murdered. …

    • 8 min
    S2 E35. Special Update with Lt Col (Res.) Jonathan Conricus: Tunnels. Hostages. Hizballah. And more.

    S2 E35. Special Update with Lt Col (Res.) Jonathan Conricus: Tunnels. Hostages. Hizballah. And more.

    It has been a grim two weeks in Israel, with an onslaught from the International Courts in The Hague, serious hostilities on three fronts – the north, West Bank and, of course, the Gaza Strip – with the added bonus of Egypt being less than friendly…. and the continued torture of what we now believe to be 128 hostages in Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad captivity. How many remain alive is unknown. Israelis are fatigued with this very long war effort and there is no end in sight. Also in recent weeks, as the Rafah operation intensifies, more information dribbles out about the massive tunnel network between Egypt and the Gaza Strip that has been the main supply route for all manner of weapons and supplies since 2007 for Hamas and others. Egypt knows. Israel knows. And yet, they are still there. How can that be? For almost eight months now, the Israeli hostages have been in the hands of terrorists and Israel has been unable to rescue them. How can that be? I spoke late Thursday evening with Jonathan Conricus…..to take on these very difficult topics and more, discussing the tragic events of last Sunday night in the Gaza Strip, in which dozens of Palestinian civilians were killed in a massive fire. The world leaped to blame Israel. By the time the IDF shared information as to what had actually transpired, minds were closed and made up. We cover it all. The north. West Bank. The south. We even chat about the Imperial War Museum in London. Have a listen.


    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.stateoftelaviv.com/subscribe

    • 41 min
    S2 E34. The International Criminal Court vs. Netanyahu and Gallant: How Did We Get Here?

    S2 E34. The International Criminal Court vs. Netanyahu and Gallant: How Did We Get Here?

    This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.stateoftelaviv.com

    Karim Khan, K.C., is the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and in the last week he has become a household name, globally. Mr. Khan made a lengthy statement one week ago, announcing his intention to seek judicial approval to issue arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Defence Yo…

    • 16 min
    S2 E33. Sundays with Ya’akov: Hostages and Videos and the International Judicial System vs. Israel

    S2 E33. Sundays with Ya’akov: Hostages and Videos and the International Judicial System vs. Israel

    This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.stateoftelaviv.com

    Back from a short trip to the U.S., Ya’akov Katz is fired up. Since October 7, Israelis have been pretty obliging regarding commands from leaders in government and the IDF to come together as a united front, but almost eight months later the rage is spilling out. And Ya’akov is no exception. Last week was surreal, even by Israeli standards. But what dom…

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

etaub ,

Interesting

Very interesting.

FrancyK### ,

Terrific podcast

Well worth a listen.
Interesting and fascinating.

NYNY10065 ,

Great insight & an excellent resource

An absolute must listen for anyone interested in Israel. Great insight from a well informed host who tells it like it is, avoids hyperbole & uses her unique perch as a former Canadian Ambassador to Israel to dissect complex issues in way that is easy for outsiders to understand.

Top Podcasts In News

The Daily
The New York Times
Candace
Candace Owens
Front Burner
CBC
The Tucker Carlson Show
Tucker Carlson Network
Global News Podcast
BBC World Service
Serial
Serial Productions & The New York Times

You Might Also Like

What Matters Now
The Times of Israel
Israel Policy Pod
Israel Policy Forum
The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
The Times of Israel
Israel: State of a Nation
State of a Nation Podcast
The Tikvah Podcast
The Tikvah Fund
Unholy: Two Jews on the News
Keshet