The Tel Aviv Review podcast showcases the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research, literature and culture. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, journalists and other deep thinkers. Our podcast offers long-form, in-depth conversations for a deeper understanding of the material, well beyond headlines and soundbites.
The podcast is produced by TLV1 Radio, and hosted by Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin and Gilad Halpern. The Tel Aviv Review is sponsored by the The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and The Israel Institute, and The Israel Democracy Institute, among other supporters, including listener support. To support us through our Patreon campaign, click here.
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Featuring Christopher Browning
August 11, 2019
One of the most controversial questions about the Holocaust is whether it should be seen as a universal human problem, or a unique horror perpetrated by Germans on Jews. At the heart of this question lies the work of Christopher Browning, author of numerous books on the history of the Holocaust, survivors, the Final Solution, and the story of a German auxiliary police battalion – Ordinary Men – who became killers.
Who Lost Russia?
Featuring Masha Gessen
May 05, 2019
In The Future is History, acclaimed author Masha Gessen dove into the heart of the Soviet Union and came up with the root causes of Russia’s trajectory in the decades after communism. In a twist of political fate, these insights positioned her to become one of the foremost cultural critics of the Trump era, and of populist, authoritarian regimes around the world.
Jew Bites Dog: Tidbits from the Yiddish Press of Yore
Featuring Dr Eddy Portnoy
October 14, 2018
Dr Eddy Portnoy, Senior Researcher and Director of Exhibitions at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, discusses his book Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press, a compendium of stories that is at once a quirky and piercing window into the pre-WWII Jewish culture of New York and Warsaw.
Palestinian Refugees: The Third Rail of the Conflict
Featuring Einat Wilf
November 18, 2018
Former Member of Knesset Einat Wilf discusses her book War of Return, arguing that the conflict will never end until the world recognizes that Palestinian refugees, as they are usually defined, do not have the right to return to their pre-1948 homes. Sparks fly.
How Did a Palestinian Terrorist Become Israel’s National Heart-Throb?
Featuring Avi Issacharoff
May 20, 2018
How do you fight a war by becoming the enemy and still keep your identity? Who are the good guys who are the bad guys? As Season 2 hits Netflix, Avi Issacharoff, the co-creator of hit TV series “Fauda,” tells all.
If Someone Comes to Kill You: Exposing Israel’s History of Targeted Assassinations
Featuring Ronen Bergman
January 29, 2018
Ronen Bergman’s exposé reveals Israel’s deadliest secrets. It includes material never before released on the targeted assassinations that preceded the establishment of Israel and continues on to this day. He discusses why and how Israel imposes the death penalty outside of any courtroom, based entirely on its own rules.
Inclusivity Clauses: Getting Past Stalemate in Peacemaking
Featuring Gilead Sher
December 07, 2017
Gilead Sher, attorney and former Israel’s chief negotiator, the head of the Center for Applied Negotiations at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, discusses his new co-edited book Negotiating in Times of Conflict, which offers a panorama of perspectives on how to overcome obstacles in peace negotiations.
Live in London: Ian Black on One Hundred Years of Conflict
Featuring Ian Black
December 14, 2017
Ian Black, former Middle East editor of The Guardian newspaper, discusses his new book Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel 1917-2017, a comprehensive overview of an ongoing clash between two irreconcilable narratives.
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