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The Telos Channel, hosting the suite of Telos podcasts /// Undaunted: In our divided and dangerous world, how can we choose peace? Join us on our journey to find answers, guided by radical peacemakers and their stories from the front-lines. When conflict seems intractable, these conversations give us the courage to choose a different way—a way of justice, healing, and hope. A way of peacemaking // The Weekly Check-in: Join the team at Telos every week as they unpack headlines to hit the U.S., Israel/Palestine, and beyond. Though it might seem daunting, peacemaking is for all of us—journey with the Telos team as they explore how peacemaking is the driving force our world needs, and how we can each join in it today.

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The Telos Channel, hosting the suite of Telos podcasts /// Undaunted: In our divided and dangerous world, how can we choose peace? Join us on our journey to find answers, guided by radical peacemakers and their stories from the front-lines. When conflict seems intractable, these conversations give us the courage to choose a different way—a way of justice, healing, and hope. A way of peacemaking // The Weekly Check-in: Join the team at Telos every week as they unpack headlines to hit the U.S., Israel/Palestine, and beyond. Though it might seem daunting, peacemaking is for all of us—journey with the Telos team as they explore how peacemaking is the driving force our world needs, and how we can each join in it today.

    The Check-in: Free Speech, Anti-boycott laws, and Antisemitism

    The Check-in: Free Speech, Anti-boycott laws, and Antisemitism

    After Ben & Jerry’s announcement to no longer sell its ice-cream in the occupied Palestinian territories, a number of states have begun the process of enacting anti-boycott legislation against the Vermont-based company, calling the decision "antisemitic." 

    In this episode, we ask who’s behind these laws, and whether they are actually helpful for combating antisemitism. We discuss what this development means for free speech, and how to center the leadership of the marginalized here in the U.S. 

    We found this conversation so important, it was the only headline we get to in this episode. 
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    Ben & Jerry’s Op-ed in NYT: We’re Ben and Jerry. Men of Ice Cream, Men of Principle
    Summer Olympics 2021: Our favorite post-win reaction
    Palestine Legal: Check whether your state has enacted anti-BDS legislation

    • 38 min
    The Check-in: Ben & Jerry’s, Rising Crime in the US, and Justice

    The Check-in: Ben & Jerry’s, Rising Crime in the US, and Justice

    Ben & Jerry’s announced they would stop selling their ice cream in Israeli settlements. We discuss their statement, the Israeli response, and the US laws that make boycotting Israel illegal.
    And we talk about the rise in violent crime across the U.S. during the pandemic and what our response as peacemakers should be to address it.
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    • 44 min
    The Check-in: Administrative Detention, Antisemitism in England, and Repentance

    The Check-in: Administrative Detention, Antisemitism in England, and Repentance

    Detained Palestinian activist Khalida Jarrar was denied furlough to attend her daughter’s funeral after her sudden death this past week. In this episode, we open a discussion about her case and the larger practice of administrative detention in Israel/Palestine. 
    We also discuss the Church of England’s recent announcement of a formal apology for centuries of antisemitism in England. We wrestle with this history and explore the Christian practice of repentance, particularly its connections to self-interrogation.
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    Register for our webinar, Combating Antisemitism: Where to Start

    • 36 min
    The Check-in: Holding histories in tension

    The Check-in: Holding histories in tension

    The discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada has prompted a reckoning  within the U.S. over its treatment of Indigenous communities. We discuss what it means to grapple with this history, especially in light of the recent celebration of our nation’s founding on July 4th. 
    We also shed some light on the recent controversy over the Citizenship Law in Israel, an amendment to which bars Palestinians and citizens of some Arab states from gaining citizenship in Israel even if they marry an Israeli. The law expired Wednesday night after the Knesset failed to pass a renewal measure, despite the law having a large majority of support from lawmakers. 
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    Learn more about the Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools
    Read Frederick Douglas’ speech, “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July”
    Discover the Indigenous communities native to the land where you now reside

    • 46 min
    The Check-in: What’s ahead for Abbas? With Khaled Elgindy

    The Check-in: What’s ahead for Abbas? With Khaled Elgindy

     Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing the biggest test of his political career. Resentment from the cancelled elections and years of backchannel dealing was climbing, but reached a climax after Nizar Banat, frequent critic of the Palestinian Authority, was apparently killed in his home by PA security forces last week. Hundreds took to the streets in protest and to demand Abu Mazen step down.  
    This week, Greg is joined by Khaled Elgindy, Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs at the Middle East Institute for a special episode to discuss these developments. 
    Sadly, we lost Khaled to a bad internet connection towards the end of the call, but Greg finishes the story right where Khaled left off. 
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    Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump, by Khaled Elgindy

    • 27 min
    The Check-in: Dignity, Freedom, and Security in Equal Measure

    The Check-in: Dignity, Freedom, and Security in Equal Measure

    The Biden administration is now using the language of “security, freedom, and prosperity in equal measures" for Palestinians and Israelis in its approach to Israel/Palestine. While the language may be new for the U.S. government, it’s eerily familiar to us. We discuss the new language, what it might mean, and its similarities to language we’ve been using for years. 
    We also discuss an important Washington Post op-ed by Michael Gerson on why he believes in systemic racism as a conservative, and how peacemaking is an invitation into “joyous implication.”
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    Become a monthly donor to Telos! 
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    Middle East Institute - Up for Debate: The Biden administration’s approach to Israel/Palestine
    Michael Gerson Washington Post Op-ed - I’m a conservative who believes systemic racism is real

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

ahh003 ,

Much needed honest perspectives on I-P from peacemakers

I’m so grateful for this pod! This organization has seriously impacted my own peacemaking journey as well as my continual learning of Israel-Palestine. The Check-in is incredible because it brings together peacemakers in the US and in Jerusalem and Jaffa to talk about what’s really happening in a balanced, but honest way. An excellent place to get news, solid perspective, and a few laughs! Absolutely recommend.

atcgrant ,

Riveting awareness

The topics covered are deep and can be challenging. These are topics that put the listener in the heart of peace and potential. Place this at the top of your list if you want to learn what it means to do SOMETHING to make your world better.

MeredithKGrace ,

Looking forward to more content

After listening to the intro episode, I and looking forward to peacemaking stories!

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