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Podcast by Kobi Cohen

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Podcast by Kobi Cohen

    Another break in the Wall w. Tamir Morag

    Another break in the Wall w. Tamir Morag

    Less than 5 weeks passed since Idit Silman of Yamina left the coalition, leaving it with only 60 members in the Knesset, now they are left with 59 after earlier today, on May 19th 2022, newly elected MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, of the left wing MERTEZ party announced she rebels the coalition. The walls are closing on the Change coalition, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road.
    Why Zoabi act the way she acted, why now, and what may happen? For that, I am glad to have Tamir Morag, a dear friend, Political & Diplomatic reporter at Israel Hayom newspaper.

    • 31 min
    Ladies and Gentleman - Upheaval! with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal (Part 1)

    Ladies and Gentleman - Upheaval! with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal (Part 1)

    Exactly 45 years ago, the night of May 17th, 1977, will always be remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach,” when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party, and a new era in Israel had begun.

    Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Begin, the state of Israel changed direction dramatically. Along with my guest today, we will dive deep into the years of transition from labor to the Likud.

    Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal is a lecturer in the Department of Communications and Political Science at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, the former vice president of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and the author of “Ladies and Gentleman – Revolution.”

    #MenachemBegin #Likkud #Israelipolitics #Israelidemocracy

    • 39 min
    The tension between state and religious w. Uri Keidar

    The tension between state and religious w. Uri Keidar

    Every now and then, the tension between the Ultra-Orthodox and what is called Religious-Zionists and secular society comes to a new tip point. A few governments fell due to controversy over religious affairs, and the last political crisis just before Passover when MK Idit Silman of Yamina (PM Bennets’ right-wing party) announced she was leaving her role as a de facto government whip and exiting the coalition due to “Hametz” observance in Israeli hospitals disagreement with Minister of Health, Nitzan Horovitz of Meretz, left-wing party.

    Along with my guest, Mr. Uri Keidar, CEO of Israel Hofsheet, we will get a better understanding of the famous Status-Quo, the biggest conflicts, and what was the solution around Chametz in Israel’s hospitals. 

    To read more about Israel Hofsheet - https://israelhofsheet.org.il/en/english/

    Uri’s email - uri@bfree.org.il

    #Israel #Passover #Secular #Orthodox

    • 30 min
    Explaining Temple Mount tension with Dr. Harel Chorev

    Explaining Temple Mount tension with Dr. Harel Chorev

     

    הר הבית or Temple mount is sacred to both Jews and Muslims. For Jews, it is the pick of Mount Moriyah, where the 1st and 2nd temples were built, while for Muslims it is known for the musks of Al-Aksa and Tomb of the Rock, and where based on Muslim belief priest Muhammad's ascent to heaven.

    For years the Temple Mount serves not only as a holy place but also as a source of tension and ongoing clashes over religion and control. Who is fighting and for what? For answering these questions I am glad to host Dr. Harel Chorev,  Head of the Middle Eastern Network Analysis Desk at Tel Aviv University and author of Networks of Power in Palestine: Family Society and Politics since the 19th Century

    • 39 min
    Are we going to a 5th round of election w. Jeff Becker

    Are we going to a 5th round of election w. Jeff Becker

    On Wednesday, April 6th Israelis found out they may stand in front of what may look like another round of election when MK Idit Silman of Yamina (PM Bennets’ right-wing party) announced she is leaving her role as a de facto government whip and exiting the coalition due to “Hametz” observance in Israeli hospitals disagreement with Minister of Health, Nitzan Horovitz of Meretz, left-wing party.

    Are we really facing a new round of elections? How can the coalition work in such a deadlock and what the future will bring? For that, I have my dear friend, our lost boy who comes back – Jeff Becker.

    #IditSilman #NaftaliBennet #Israel #IsraeliPolitics #YairLapid

    • 29 min
    Episode 57 - ”Ladies and gentlemen—a revolution!” part 1 with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Sha’al

    Episode 57 - ”Ladies and gentlemen—a revolution!” part 1 with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Sha’al

    The night of May 17th, 1977 will be always remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach”, when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party and a new era in Israel had begun.

    Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Begin, the state of Israel changed direction dramatically. Along with my guest today we will dive deep into the years of transition from labor to the Likud.

    Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shal is a lecturer in the Department of Communications and Political Science at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, the former vice president of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and author of “Ladies and Gentleman – Revolution”.

    #Begin #Likkud #Israelipolitics

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

Überbetch ,

Great podcast

Really engaging, easy to listen podcast. Very helpful for a US Jew trying to better understand/keep up with Israeli politics.

Occasionally Kobi gets a little ahead of himself, but it’s still great. I’d be really grateful for a quick overview of the situation being discussed at the start of each episode before Kobi & his guests dive in, but it all makes sense if you do a little googling.

Thank you for your miztvah of helping us Jews around the world to understand Israel better Kobi! Also, I love it when Jeff joins!

YairCo ,

Insightful

Great podcast dealing heavy topics in a light and easy to understand way. Fun to listen

Chen lev ,

The best podcast about Israeli politics

The best podcast about Israeli politics

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