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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.

    Ousted Netanyahu goes from savior to saboteur: Listen to Ravit Hecht and Anshel Pfeffer

    Ousted Netanyahu goes from savior to saboteur: Listen to Ravit Hecht and Anshel Pfeffer

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s Ravit Hecht and Anshel Pfeffer, the day after a coalition headed by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid unseated Benjamin Netanyahu and brought his 12-year reign to an end. We discuss Netanyahu’s legacy, his farewell speech to the Knesset and his plans for the future – which, he insists, includes bringing down the new government. We also discuss the new coalition, its priorities and its chances of living to a ripe old age. ICYMI: Haaretz Weekend Episode #1 is still available!

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    • 32 min
    Haaretz Weekend: PM Bennett’s no brainer, ancient race wars and a Begin blockbuster

    Haaretz Weekend: PM Bennett’s no brainer, ancient race wars and a Begin blockbuster

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Judy Maltz, Ruth Schuster, Ariel David and Adrian Hennigan for the inaugural episode of Haaretz Weekend. We discuss: The impact the new government will have on matters of state and religion in Israel; ancient atrocities, Judean eating habits and broken eggs; and a new biopic of Menachem Begin plus what it was like being back in a movie theater.

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    • 42 min
    In his final days, Bibi unleashes his most toxic minions

    In his final days, Bibi unleashes his most toxic minions

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Anshel Pfeffer, Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Haaretz’s new political correspondent Michael Hauser Tov. We discuss what looks increasingly like Benjamin Netanyahu’s final days in office, the toxic minions he has unleashed to delegitimize the incoming government and the task facing the Naftali Bennett-Yair Lapid government – should it pass its final parliamentary hurdles. PLUS: Look out for the first episode of Haaretz Weekend, coming June 11.

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    • 36 min
    This reporter entered Gaza after the war – and saw the full might and force of Israel’s military. Listen

    This reporter entered Gaza after the war – and saw the full might and force of Israel’s military. Listen

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s Amir Tibon and, from the Financial Times, Mehul Srivastava, who has just returned from a post-war visit to the Gaza Strip. What do 11 days of Israeli bombardments look like on the ground? Do the people of Gaza believe that Hamas won? And Amir tells us what it’s like living less than a mile from the Gaza border. PLUS: Starting June 11 – Haaretz Weekend. Follow us on Twitter: @spungin@amirtibon@MehulAtLarge

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    • 30 min
    After Gaza, an Israeli-Palestinian struggle for identity: LISTEN to Aluf Benn, Noa Landau and Anshel Pfeffer

    After Gaza, an Israeli-Palestinian struggle for identity: LISTEN to Aluf Benn, Noa Landau and Anshel Pfeffer

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Aluf Benn, Noa Landau and Anshel Pfeffer to discuss the 15-day war between Israel and Gaza, the cease fire that ended it and the immediate implications for Israel, the region and the world. We ask: Is there any chance of meaningful change? What is the significance of the internecine violence between Jews and Palestinians inside Israel? And will ‘Bibi fatigue’ end the electoral impasse that has paralyzed the Israeli government for so long?

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    • 36 min
    Israel’s goalless war on Gaza and what John Oliver got right

    Israel’s goalless war on Gaza and what John Oliver got right

    Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz senior intelligence analyst Yossi Melman and Haaretz.com’s tech editor, Omer Benjakob, to discuss the ongoing hostilities between Israel and Hamas. What, if any, were both sides hoping to achieve? What role has social media disinformation played in the conflict? And is there a way to avoid a repetition in the near future?

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    • 26 min

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So sad to hear a liberal Jewish news organization that enjoys bashing the nation of Israel for being pro-Jew. Sounds like the angry overtones of a group who wants to change something that God has already granted - a free Jewish state, run by free Jews, who don’t accept the shtetl state of mind.

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