12 episodes

Yonit Levi of Channel 12 Israel and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian are two Jews on the news. Each week 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 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 Election results: Special Edition

    Israel Election results: Special Edition

    Israel wakes up to a new political reality: PM Netanyahu can't form a government without reaching out to an Arab leader, and a new Kingmaker emerges, along with the likely possibility of a fifth election. Yonit and Jonathan are here with a Special Edition of UNHOLY and a detailed debrief of (another) crazy Israeli election night. Yes, we are also getting ready for Passover Seder!

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    • 34 min
    Israeli Elections and Special Guest David Axelrod

    Israeli Elections and Special Guest David Axelrod

    The Elections in Israel are approaching the final furlong, and Yonit is sharing some trade secrets with Jonathan on what to look out for come Election night. Above all, we are delighted to be joined by special guest, David Axelrod, talking to us on Biden, Obama, Netanyahu and what it means to be a jew in the US. 

    And... follow us on our new instagram page! @twojewsonthenews

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    • 52 min
    Kings and Kingmakers

    Kings and Kingmakers

    Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle change what younger Brits think of their monarchs, and the almost-eternal British Bar Mitzvah and Jewish wedding playlist?

    In the Kingdom of Israel, Naftali Bennett arises as the new potential Kingmaker, or perhaps... political tradition may still prevail (we mean fifth elections, of course).

    For Chutzpah and Mensch awards, Yonit and Jonathan discover a new English word.

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    • 36 min
    An Unorthodox week

    An Unorthodox week

    The Israeli high court decision to recognize reform and conservative conversions raises the eternal question "who is a jew?". Corbyn is out, but antisemitism is still very much alive in the UK. Plus, Israeli actress Shira Haas (Unorthodox) is giving Yonit and Jonathan a few good reasons to be proud this week.

    Oh, and Jonathan's new book "To Kill a Man" is out now!

     

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    • 39 min
    Purim, vaccine diplomacy and the 'Non-campaign campaign'

    Purim, vaccine diplomacy and the 'Non-campaign campaign'

    Israel is gifting vaccines to diplomatic allies, raising eyebrows internally and around the world. Netanyahu's opponents are still MIA in the run up to the elections. Plus, Yonit and Jonathan celebrate Purim with a 'dress up' competition of their favorit...

    • 40 min
    Special guest: Jeffrey Goldberg

    Special guest: Jeffrey Goldberg

    This week we are 'Three Jews on the news'! Yonit and Jonathan are joined from DC by Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in chief of The Atlantic.
    Levi-Goldberg-Freedland talk about the unspoken messages in the Biden-Netanyahu belated call, Biden's first 30 days in ...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

DR813 ,

Jewish in Jersey

Great show!
Look forward to each new episode
Know Yonit from ערוץ 12& really enjoy listening to both of you
I also have a personal story about Golda Meir
My grandfather was the President of the ZOA1958-1960
When Golda came to Philadelphia (where I was living & was a member of a Jewish youth organization), I got to meet her at the airport & she remembered my grandfather!
Wonderful memories
Keep up the great work & maybe go bi-weekly!!!

School user ,

Jews on the News

If you enjoy listening to two exceptionally smart and knowledgeable Jews having an elevated, interesting conversation about the big news topics of the day, you must listen to UnHoly. I have been a huge fan of Yonit Levy’s work as an anchor in Israel and her partnership with British Jonathan Freedland (of The Guardian) is inspired. It broadens my bubble with a little global (albeit still very Jewish) perspective.

KHGordon93 ,

Great!

Easy listen with great commentary on current topics. Love the Jews on the News!!
Important note- please don’t stop the Mentsch/Chutzpah segment, it’s great 😃

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