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From Haaretz – Israel's oldest daily newspaper – a weekly podcast in English on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Simon Spungin.

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From Haaretz – Israel's oldest daily newspaper – a weekly podcast in English on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Simon Spungin.

    LISTEN: When will Saudi Arabia also make peace with Israel

    LISTEN: When will Saudi Arabia also make peace with Israel

    One year exactly after Israel signed historic normalization deals with two Gulf countries, and on the day Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited Egypt, we try to find out what's next for Israel's ties with the Arab world. Gili Cohen, diplomatic correspondent for Israel's Kan Broadcasting, talks about the secrets behind the Abraham Accords with hosts Amir Tibon and Allison Kaplan Sommer. In addition, Member of Knesset Gilad Kariv, the first Reform Rabbi to get elected in Israel, joins the podcast to discuss the new government's religious reforms, and his own personal battle with COVID-19. 

     

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    • 40 min
    Bennett, Biden and the ghosts of leaders past

    Bennett, Biden and the ghosts of leaders past

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s Anshel Pfeffer and Amir Tibon to discuss the first meeting between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and U.S. President Joe Biden. We ask: Was the meeting a success? Who were the winners and losers? Is this a fresh start for bilateral relations between Jerusalem and Washington? And, now that he’s safely back in Israel, what challenges await the prime minister and his cobbled-together coalition - and why did Defense Minister Benny Gantz meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah?

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    • 39 min
    As Biden meets Bennett, failed Iranian talks could be Israel’s worst-case scenario

    As Biden meets Bennett, failed Iranian talks could be Israel’s worst-case scenario

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by senior U.S. analyst Alon Pinkas and senior military commentator Amos Harel to look ahead to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s upcoming visit to the White House – the first meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and the new Israeli leader. We discuss what issues will be on the agenda (Iran and China), and which ones the sides have already agreed not to mention (Palestine). We also look at the significance of an invitation from Cairo for Bennett to meet with Egypt’s President Al-Sissi.

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    • 29 min
    Spencer Tunick’s stark warning: A decade after naked photoshoot, the Dead Sea still is dying

    Spencer Tunick’s stark warning: A decade after naked photoshoot, the Dead Sea still is dying

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by photographer and artist Spencer Tunick, who is best known for organizing large-scale naked photoshoots – including a 2011 project at the Dead Sea, where he photographed 1,200 naked Israelis. Ten years on, Tunick is set to return to the Dead Sea for another art installation – in conjunction with the Dead Sea Revival Project and the Dead Sea Museum – to emphasize the importance of and the need to restore and preserve the Dead Sea. To volunteer and donate, click here.

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    • 17 min
    How German submarines helped Netanyahu poison Israel's vaccination well

    How German submarines helped Netanyahu poison Israel's vaccination well

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s Anshel Pfeffer and political scientist and public opinion expert Dahlia Scheindlin to discuss the latest on Israel’s delta wave of the coronavirus. We ask: Should Israelis be getting a third shot of the vaccine? What role is former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu playing in the dangerous anti-vaxx movement? And how will his successor, Naftali Bennett, handle the growing number of infections?

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    • 35 min
    Israeli settlers call the shots as Palestinian fatalities mount

    Israeli settlers call the shots as Palestinian fatalities mount

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s West Bank correspondent Hagar Shezaf to discuss the ongoing killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces in the West Bank – including 11 children in the first seven months of 2021 – and the relationship between the IDF and the settlers. We ask: Is the IDF’s finger getting lighter on the trigger when it comes to policing Palestinian demonstrations?

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    • 37 min

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