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A podcast powered by Jewish National Fund where we'll be sharing with you stories of interesting people doing fascinating work all over Israel. #poweredbyJNF

    Bret Stephens, NY Times op-ed columnist & long-time JNF contributor

    Bret Stephens, NY Times op-ed columnist & long-time JNF contributor

    This week on IsraelCast, host Steven Shalowitz interviews New York Times op-ed columnist and long-time Jewish National Fund contributor, Bret Stephens. Bret reminisces about when he received a handwritten apology from former Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres and its significance. Throughout the discussion, Bret answers the tough questions: Anti-Semitism vs. Anti-Zionism? Social Media vs. Mental Health? Thin Crust vs. Deep Dish?

    • 44 min
    Matti Friedman, Journalist and Author

    Matti Friedman, Journalist and Author

    Israel and the Western press: why the obsession? On this week’s episode of IsraelCast, host Steven Shalowitz sits down with journalist and author Matti Friedman to discuss Israel’s disproportionate representation in the Western media. Hear Matti explain how the intensity of the Israel news story is so much greater than any other international news story, how press is censored in restricted areas such as Gaza, North Korea, and Iran, and how the media can shape a story rather than just report on it. 

    • 41 min
    Lucy Aharish, News Anchor, Reshet 13

    Lucy Aharish, News Anchor, Reshet 13

    This week on IsraelCast, we are visited by Lucy Aharish, one of the most influential journalists in Israel. During this captivating conversation, Lucy speaks about being an Israeli Arab Muslim woman and how she has persevered despite a Molotov Cocktail being thrown in her car and abundant backlash and hatred for marrying an Israeli Jew.

    • 58 min
    Dr. Tsvi Sheleg, Deputy Director General, Galilee Medical Center

    Dr. Tsvi Sheleg, Deputy Director General, Galilee Medical Center

    This week on IsraelCast, host Steven Shalowitz is back at the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya visiting with Dr. Tsvi Sheleg, the center’s Deputy Director General. Dr. Sheleg discusses evacuating to fully operational underground hospitals in times of crisis and working seven days straight during his time as the Medical Director of the IDF Field Hospital in Haiti and Nepal after devastating earthquakes.

    • 15 min
    Lior Lev Sercarz & Michael Solomonov, Galilee Culinary Institute

    Lior Lev Sercarz & Michael Solomonov, Galilee Culinary Institute

    This week on IsraelCast, Steven Shalowitz sits down with Lior Lev Sercarz, Master Spice Blender, and Michael Solomonov, star of Netflix’s “In Search of Israeli Cuisine”, for an exclusive look into the vision behind Jewish National Fund's Galilee Culinary Institute. Lior and Michael explore the history of Israeli cuisine and what makes the Kiryat Shmona region the perfect place to be the next culinary and food tech capital.

    • 28 min
    Nadav Tamir, Senior Advisor at the Peres Center for Peace & Innovation

    Nadav Tamir, Senior Advisor at the Peres Center for Peace & Innovation

    This week on IsraelCast, hear from Nadav Tamir, Senior Advisor at the Peres Center for Peace & Innovation who has an illustrious career with the Israeli Foreign Service. Nadav elaborates on his views for Israeli foreign policy and the morals of late President Shimon Peres, the eternal optimist who transformed Israel into a modern economy.

    • 34 min

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