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Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly Israeli podcast in English. Naor and Eytan offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people here.

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Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly Israeli podcast in English. Naor and Eytan offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people here.

    #239 - Worms for Brains and Other Tales from the TAU Genetics Lab (Prof. Oded Rechavi)

    #239 - Worms for Brains and Other Tales from the TAU Genetics Lab (Prof. Oded Rechavi)

    *This episode is sponsored by Masa Israel Journey. Check them out at masaisrael.org/twonicejewishboys *

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    What would you do if you woke up one day, and you were told that you’re going to be given 2.5 million dollars. No ifs or ands or buts. Just take the money, and make something good out of it. Unfortunately, us simpletons seldom face these kinds of problems. But today’s guest was recently put to this very test.

    Prof. Oded Rechavi is one of the youngest, most promising scientists in the Israeli academia today. He’s a Professor of Neurobiology and Genetics in Tel Aviv University, where he researches various subjects, from diseases, to irrationality and even ancient scrolls. Prof. Rechavi is a laureate of many awards, including the Blavetnik award, the Schmidt award and the Polymath award, which recently granted him with 2.5 million dollars, and one goal - make something interesting out of it, whatever you see fit.

    We are extremely excited to have Prof. Rechavi on the show today!

    • 43 min.
    #238 - The Iranian Threat II (Dr. Dan Schueftan)

    #238 - The Iranian Threat II (Dr. Dan Schueftan)

    *This episode is sponsored by Masa Israel Journey. Check them out at masaisrael.org/twonicejewishboys *

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    Back in 2018, President Trump made a bold move when he exited the Iran Nuclear Deal and levelled crippling sanctions on the Iranians. Iran, in retaliation, cranked up its Uranium enrichment - well, at least they no longer hid it.

    Last week, in a quiet corner of Vienna, the US began back channel negotiations with Tehran with the aim of reentering what is officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Talks are set to continue this week. Yesterday, Natanz nuclear facility in Iran experienced a devastating power outage which experts are saying has set back Iran’s nuclear goals by about 9 months! And guess who most are saying is responsible?

    Dan Schueftan is the head of the National Securities Graduate Program at the University of Haifa. He has taught at the IDF National Security College and Command and Staff College. He was an advisor to Israel’s National Security Council and former Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon. He’s also the author of several books and articles on issues pertaining to Israel’s National Security. He joins us today for the second time to talk about the Iranian Threat.

    We’re thrilled to welcome Dan Schueftan to the podcast.

    • 1 u. 8 min.
    #237 - Will She Be the First Israeli Woman to Climb Everest? (Daniel Wolfson)

    #237 - Will She Be the First Israeli Woman to Climb Everest? (Daniel Wolfson)

    *This episode is sponsored by Masa Israel Journey. Check them out at masaisrael.org/twonicejewishboys *

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    What do you do in your free time? Do you paint? Cycle? Study a foreign language? Well, our guest today climbs mountains. But not just any type of mountain. She climbs the mountains that are almost impossible to climb. Her most recent peak was Ojos Del Salado in Chile, the highest active volcano in the world. And this is what she does in her free time.

    Daniel Wolfson is a lawyer by trade but in her free time she runs marathons, does triathlons and conquers some of the highest summits in the world.

    We are super thrilled to have Daniel Wolfson on the podcast tonight to talk about the injury that led her to mountain climbing, the crazy dreams climbers have at high altitudes and the crazy dream she has at ALL altitudes - the dream of being the first Israeli woman to climb Mount Everest.

    • 54 min.
    #236 - Monthly Recap: Back To Life In Israel, Biased Media and Porch Hot Tubs

    #236 - Monthly Recap: Back To Life In Israel, Biased Media and Porch Hot Tubs

    Naor and Eytan talk about recent events in Israel and the world.

    *This episode is sponsored by Masa Israel Journey. Check them out at masaisrael.org/twonicejewishboys *

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    • 44 min.
    #235 - The Doctor Who Was Outcast For His Opinion About Covid (Prof. Eitan Friedman)

    #235 - The Doctor Who Was Outcast For His Opinion About Covid (Prof. Eitan Friedman)

    *This episode is sponsored by Masa Israel Journey. Check them out at masaisrael.org/twonicejewishboys *

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    On the 1st of March, Prof. Eitan Friedman, the director and founder of the Oncogenetics Unit at the Sheba Medical Center, will end his tenure there.

    On several occasions over the several months, Professor Eitan Friedman has publicly denounced the government’s policy of lockdowns as an ineffective measure in dealing with the pandemic. Some suspect this might be one of the reasons he will no longer serve as a director at Sheba Medical Center.

    Professor Friedman has been a professor at Tel Aviv University since 1999. His research is focused on the inherited predisposition to cancer and population genetics. He is also the first Israeli to swim solo across the English Channel. We are thrilled to have Professor Eitan Friedman with us today to discuss Israel’s Corona policies, the current situation of the pandemic and the price he’s paid for speaking his mind.

    • 55 min.
    #234 - ELECTIONS SPECIAL: Breaking Down ALL The Political Parties In Israel (Yoav Rabinovitz)

    #234 - ELECTIONS SPECIAL: Breaking Down ALL The Political Parties In Israel (Yoav Rabinovitz)

    *This episode is sponsored by Masa Israel Journey. Check them out at masaisrael.org/twonicejewishboys *

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    In a bit less than 3 weeks, on March 23rd, Eytan Weinstein will turn 32. Oh yeah, and Israel will hold its 4th election round in the past 2 years. If you don’t live here and follow the news obsessively, you might find yourself baffled as to the amount of parties, agendas, boycotts and potential Prime Ministers in our tiny political pool. Don’t you worry though, because today - we got you covered. Who’s ‘we’, you ask? Well, to try and make sense of the chaotic Israeli political map, we are joined today by Yoav Rabinowitz!

    By day, he’s the chief-editor of the super influential tv show “The Other Side with Guy Zohar”, which deconstructs news items and political speeches, and confronts them with the cold hard facts. By night, Yoav takes off his suit and becomes a stand-up comedian and the wittiest tweeter in the Middle East.

    Tonight, we have one goal for the show. We’re going to walk you through all the main parties on the ballot (and some not so main ones) and try to find one that doesn’t make us want to vomit. Buckle up!

    • 1 u. 22 min.

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