31 episodes

Yonit Levi of Channel 12 Israel and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian are two Jews on the news. Each week on the podcast, Levi in Tel Aviv and Freedland in London give their take on developments in politics and life in Israel, the US, the UK and around the world. Since they’re Jews, you can expect to hear far more than two opinions at any given time.

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Yonit Levi of Channel 12 Israel and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian are two Jews on the news. Each week on the podcast, Levi in Tel Aviv and Freedland in London give their take on developments in politics and life in Israel, the US, the UK and around the world. Since they’re Jews, you can expect to hear far more than two opinions at any given time.

    Israel's Dr. Fauci and Sally Rooney

    Israel's Dr. Fauci and Sally Rooney

    Yonit and Jonathan are back together after meeting up in London! This week, we have an in depth conversation with the woman who leads the Israeli efforts to fight COVID, Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, Head of Public Health Services at Israel's Ministry of Health. She shares how she makes decisions as a worldwide leader in vaccinations and booster shots, and her concerns of a fifth wave. Finally, we discuss why it's only the normal people who suffer from the Sally Rooney boycott scandal

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    • 39 min
    The Mossad, Sarah Silverman and Saving a Synagogue

    The Mossad, Sarah Silverman and Saving a Synagogue

    Israeli PM Naftali Bennett reveals the Mossad's latest attempt to unearth information in a mystery that has haunted Israel for 35 years. We are joined by New York Times journalist Ronen Bergman to discuss the frustrating and futile search for missing Israeli Airman Ron Arad. In Hollywood – actress and comedian Sarah Silverman ignites a debate about the casting of non- Jewish actors in Jewish roles – Yonit and Jonathan discuss the provocative term "Jew-face". Also, the heartwarming story of how London's Jews came together to save a synagogue, And a chutzpah award worthy of a king. 

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    • 31 min
    Shalom, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

    Shalom, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

    The high holidays are behind us and the news is back to some routine.

    Israeli PM Naftali Bennett spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in New York and with the US Jewish community: Jacob Kornbluh of The Forward was in the room and is joining us to share his insights.

    As Angela Merkel bids farewell, Yonit and Jonathan discuss the 'charged' emotions older and younger Jews in Israel and around the world have towards Germany. 

     And... Jonathan realizes it's easier to choose a Chutzpah nominee than to fill your car with gas (or petrol).

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    • 35 min
    Special Guest Kara Swisher joins the Unholy Sukkah

    Special Guest Kara Swisher joins the Unholy Sukkah

    Kara Swisher talks about tech, politics and Israeli startups

    • 41 min
    Yom Kippur fast episode

    Yom Kippur fast episode

    Yonit and Jonathan catch up right before Yom Kippur with some tips for fasting and book recommendations. They also share experiences from their interviews with Israeli PM Naftali Bennett and Hillary Clinton

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    • 33 min
    Rosh Hashanah, Prison Break, 9/11

    Rosh Hashanah, Prison Break, 9/11

    We recover from Rosh Hashanah with the crazy Israeli prison break story. Six high risk Palestinian security prisoners escaped and left Israeli authorities puzzled. Yonit and Jonathan also look back at the effect of 9/11 on Jews and Israelis, and devise an alternative plot of The White Lotus starring... The Netanyahu Family.

    (Click here for Netanyahu's photo reading David Cameron's book)

    We'll see you next week on Wednesday for a special 'Pre-Fast' episode for Yom Kippur.

     

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    • 34 min

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