The Michael Shermer Show | 27 October 2023 | 1h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Elan Journo about his book What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Discusses who really owns land; the British Mandate; Theodore Herzl, Zionism, Judaism, and Israel; territorial disputes; Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement), Hezbollah (Party of God), and terrorism; Palestinian grievances; the Palestinian cause; whether Israel is a colonial conquering empire and/or an apartheid state; the boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement; gender apartheid; Arabs, Muslims, and Palestinians as separate identities; the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO); Islam and Islamism; justice and its demands; freedom and individual autonomy as the starting point.
Conversations with Coleman | 10 February 2023 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Benny Morris backgrounding basic historical facts behind the Israel-Palestine conflict and discussing the ethics and the current politics of the conflict. Is Israel an apartheid state that’s oppressing a minority out of pure bigotry? Is it a colonialist, expansionist state motivated by religious belief? Or is it an embattled and legitimate nation-state surrounded by enemies that wants only to survive? Benny Morris has a unique vantage point on this issue. On the one hand, he is an Israeli Jew, and in recent years, he has become a major defender of Israel against global condemnation. On the other hand, he’s probably done more than almost anyone you could name, to discover and publicize Israel’s historical war crimes. He refused to serve in the Occupy West Bank Operation and was arrested as a result. His academic work on Israel is cited favorably by people like Noam Chomsky, who is all the way on the other side of the issue. Morris was at one point shunned by the Israeli academic community for being in essence “a traitor” to his people.
Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady | 10 August 2023 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Isabel Kershner about her book The Land of Hope and Fear: Israel’s Battle for Its Inner Soul. Discusses the historical roots of the divisions within Israeli society, the demographic forces steering its politics, and considers the path forward.
EconTalk | 10 April 2023 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Gordis about his book Impossible Takes Longer. Looks at the successes and failures of Israel as it reaches 75 years old. Discusses the history of Zionism, the plight of the Palestinians, the Jewishness of the Jewish state, and the debate in Israel over judicial reform.
The Hugh Hewitt Show | 8 November 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Benjamin Netanyahu about his memoir Bibi: My Story. Discusses his time in special forces, his brother Yoni, transforming Israel to a market economy, peace negotiations with the Palestinians, his determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and more.
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.
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.
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.