Matti Friedman on Leonard Cohen and the Yom Kippur War

EconTalk | 6 June 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matti Friedman about his book Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai. Explains how songwriter Lenny Cohen and Israel were transformed in the crucible of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Russ Roberts on Israel and Life as an Immigrant

Conversations with Tyler | 19 January 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Russ Roberts about his new life in Israel as president of Shalem College. Discusses why there are so few new universities, managing teams in the face of linguistic and cultural barriers, how Israeli society could adapt to the loss of universal military service, why Israeli TV is so good, what American Jews don’t understand about life in Israel, what his next leadership challenge will be, and more.

Louis Fishman on Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era

Turkey Book Talk | 26 October 2020 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Louis Fishman about his book Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era, 1908-1914: Claiming the Homeland. Discusses how the late Ottoman era set the stage for the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Searching for Freedom After the Holocaust

History Extra | 19 January 2021 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rosie Whitehouse about her book The People on the Beach: Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust. Describes the story of a group of Holocaust survivors who sailed from Italy to Palestine in 1946, taking on the might of the Royal Navy in the process. Explains why, after being liberated, they did not feel safe in Europe.

David Nasaw on The Last Million

Carnegie Council Audio | 23 September 2020 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Nasaw about his book The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War. Discusses the management of and repatriation of the concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave labourers, political prisoners, and Nazi collaborators that did not return home after the end of WWII. Insights on why the Americans chose not to bring Nazi collaborators to justice, and the US domestic political considerations behind Jewish settlement in Israel.

Zionism Explained to My Neighbor

Tel Aviv Review | 3 January 2020 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Yossi Klein Halevy discussing his book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, which attempts to engage in Israeli-Palestinian dialogue while transcending the temptation to try to converge the conflicting narratives.

My People, Our History

Tel Aviv Review | 8 June 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rashid Khalidi about his book, The 100 Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017. Discusses his family history and the history of the Palestinian national struggle against Israel and international forces arranged against Palestinian self-determination.