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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.

    Jewish Votes Will Boost Arab Parties – and Could Save Israel

    Jewish Votes Will Boost Arab Parties – and Could Save Israel

    With Israelis set to vote for a third time in less than a year, Haaretz Weekly discusses the rise in support for a predominantly Arab party among left-wing Jewish voters, who are disillusioned with the traditional “Zionist” parties.

    • 18 min
    The only way Bibi can stay out of jail

    The only way Bibi can stay out of jail

    With just two weeks to go until Israel’s third election in 11 months, Anshel Pfeffer and Chaim Levinson join host Simon Spungin to discuss the seemingly intractable impasse that has bogged Israeli politics down for the past 14 months – and what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be willing to do to stay out of jail.

    • 24 min
    Israel’s third election is a racist race to replace Bibi

    Israel’s third election is a racist race to replace Bibi

    On today's two-part episode of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin is joined by senior Haaretz columnist Ravit Hecht to discuss the groundswell in anti-Arab racism that is dominating Israel’s third election campaign in a year. In part two, Haaretz’s resident film buff and TV critic Adrian Hennigan discusses the success of “Parasite,” the joy of “Jojo Rabbit” and the failure of Netflix to pick up any major awards.

    • 23 min
    Netanyahu's ‘Annexation Nation’ is ready to strike again

    Netanyahu's ‘Annexation Nation’ is ready to strike again

    On today's show, Haaretz's diplomatic correspondent Noa Landau joins host Simon Spungin to discuss the fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan, unveiled to much fanfare in Washington last week, as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu's indecent haste to claim that the Americans had given Israel the green light to annex its West Bank settlements - despite the Administration's insistence that this is not the case – and Bibi's own contribution to the plan: the possibility of stripping some Israeli Arabs of their citizenship and forcing them to live under Palestinian rule.

    • 16 min
    Trump’s unreal deal: No peace, no plan, no Palestinians, no point

    Trump’s unreal deal: No peace, no plan, no Palestinians, no point

    After months of waiting, U.S. President Donald Trump finally unveiled his much-vaunted peace plan for Israel and Palestine on Tuesday, to the delight of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the disgust of the Palestinians and the bemusement of many. Joining host Simon Spungin on the pod for this breaking news episode is senior Haaretz columnist Chemi Shalev.

    • 16 min
    From Auschwitz to annexation: Politics trumps peace for Bibi and Gantz

    From Auschwitz to annexation: Politics trumps peace for Bibi and Gantz

    On today’s show, host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s Allison Kaplan Sommer for a wide-ranging discussion, focusing on U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” and the two Israeli leaders who have been invited to meet him at the White House.

    • 23 min

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