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People of the Pod is a weekly podcast analyzing global affairs through a Jewish lens. A partnership between AJC and The Times of Israel, People of the Pod examines political events, the people driving them, and what it all means for the Jewish people and Israel. Hosted by Seffi Kogen and Manya Brachear Pashman.

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People of the Pod is a weekly podcast analyzing global affairs through a Jewish lens. A partnership between AJC and The Times of Israel, People of the Pod examines political events, the people driving them, and what it all means for the Jewish people and Israel. Hosted by Seffi Kogen and Manya Brachear Pashman.

    French Antisemitism Survey, 75 Years After Auschwitz

    French Antisemitism Survey, 75 Years After Auschwitz

    On this week’s episode of People of the Pod, we talk to AJC Europe Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen about the findings of a new AJC survey on antisemitism in France. Then, to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we go to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust to tour its current exhibit on Auschwitz and discuss its recent decision to offer free admission to any New York City public school student and up to three family members in response to the uptick in antisemitic attacks on the streets of Brooklyn.

    Show notes:
    AJC Survey on Antisemitism in France:
    https://www.ajc.org/news/ajc-paris-survey-french-jews-non-jews-agree-on-scope-of-antisemitism

    • 45 Min.
    Future of the Labour Party, ICC Investigation, Black-Jewish Relations

    Future of the Labour Party, ICC Investigation, Black-Jewish Relations

    Liam Hoare, Europe Editor for Moment Magazine, has been covering the British Labour Party’s antisemitism scandal since 2015. He joins us this week to discuss the future of the party and how it will affect British Jews. Then, Times of Israel Diplomatic Correspondent Raphael Ahren shares the latest developments on the International Criminal Court’s investigation into aspects of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Finally, we hear from Bishop Ken Ulmer, pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles, who, troubled by recent attacks on Jews in New York and New Jersey, invited the Jewish community to his church for a prayer service on the eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Bishop Ulmer also discusses the Israel-inspired institute he started to provide resiliency training to youth traumatized by gun and gang violence.

    • 57 Min.
    U.S.-Iran Crisis; Hate Crimes in NY; #JewishandProud Day

    U.S.-Iran Crisis; Hate Crimes in NY; #JewishandProud Day

    This week on People of the Pod, we sit down with Middle East experts Patrick Clawson, research director at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Tamara Cofman Wittes, a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, to talk about the rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Then Deborah Lauter, executive director of New York’s new Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, joins us to discuss efforts to curb the rash of antisemitic attacks across the city. Finally, in honor of AJC’s #JewishandProud Day, we went around New York City to ask people what makes them proud to be Jewish.

    • 55 Min.
    Wave of Attacks Against Orthodox Jews; A Look at 55 Years of Fiddler

    Wave of Attacks Against Orthodox Jews; A Look at 55 Years of Fiddler

    This week on People of the Pod, we sit down with Jacob Kornbluh, national politics reporter for Jewish Insider, to talk about the recent spate of antisemitic attacks against Orthodox communities across the New York area. Then, before the curtain falls on the Yiddish-language Fiddler on the Roof this weekend, we speak to Max Lewkowicz, director of the documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles,” about how the show became a global phenomenon.

    Show notes:
    https://twitter.com/Israelcohen911/status/1211553439924273153
    www.AJC.org/JewishandProud

    • 35 Min.
    An Impeachment Conspiracy Theory, Jersey City Shooting, International Criminal Court

    An Impeachment Conspiracy Theory, Jersey City Shooting, International Criminal Court

    On this week’s episode of People of the Pod, Eric Cortellessa, Washington correspondent for The Times of Israel, explains how antisemites are blaming a Jewish conspiracy for President Trump’s impeachment. Then Rabbi David Levy, AJC New Jersey Regional Director, discusses the ongoing efforts to fight antisemitism after two shooters targeted a kosher supermarket and murdered four people last week in Jersey City. Finally, Jacob Magid, settlements correspondent for The Times of Israel, gives us an update on the International Criminal Court’s inquiry into various parts of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

    Show notes:
    AJC Survey of American Jews on Antisemitism in America
    https://www.ajc.org/AntisemitismSurvey2019

    • 43 Min.
    UK Election, Antisemitism on College Campuses, Third Israeli Election

    UK Election, Antisemitism on College Campuses, Third Israeli Election

    On this week’s episode of People of the Pod, the President of the UK’s Union for Jewish Students Esther Offenberg joins us to discuss how the British Jewish community is feeling after the Conservative Party's landslide victory in yesterday’s general election. Then AJC Chief Legal Officer Marc Stern breaks down President Trump’s executive order aimed at strengthening efforts to combat antisemitism on college campuses. Finally, Raoul Wootliff, political correspondent for The Times of Israel, explains why Israel is set to hold its third election within a single year.

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