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A weekly podcast going beyond the headlines, bringing you the latest details and analysis from Israel and the region.

A weekly podcast going beyond the headlines, bringing you the latest details and analysis from Israel and the region.

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Podcasts

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A weekly podcast going beyond the headlines, bringing you the latest details and analysis from Israel and the region.

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English

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Episodes

The Election to End All Elections?

2/26/2020
Is a Netanyahu right-wing majority within reach? Does Benny Gantz have a realistic path to form a coalition? Less than a week before Israelis head to the polls for a third consecutive time, host Eli Kowaz is joined by Independent Journalist Neri Zilber to break down the state-of-play in Israeli politics. Neri is an adjunct fellow of The Washington Institute and policy director at BICOM. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:42:17

Mapping the Trump Plan

2/7/2020
Host Eli Kowaz speaks with Tel Aviv-based analyst Dan Rothem about the new borders set out in the Trump administration's Peace to Prosperity proposal and their ramifications for Israel's secure, Jewish, and democratic future. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:19:52

The Real Deal? Understanding Trump's Israeli-Palestinian Plan

1/29/2020
Amid Israel’s continuing political deadlock, the Trump administration has now unveiled its long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian plan. Upending decades of bipartisan policy, the proposal gives American endorsement to Israeli annexation of broad swaths of the West Bank and limits Palestinian territorial contiguity. What does the plan mean for Israel’s security and Jewish and democratic character? And how will this new American policy impact the future viability of a two-state solution? Listen in...

Duration:01:00:14

Wheeling and [Ultimate] Dealing

1/24/2020
Over the past week, the Trump administration's perennially delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has gone from the realm of fantasy to being just around the corner. Is this a serious proposal or a transparent political ploy to trap Benjamin Netanyahu's rival, Benny Gantz? What do the rumored elements of the plan mean for the future of the two-state solution? Hosts Evan Gottesman, Eli Kowaz, and Margaux Nijkerk discuss. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:17:28

Deadline Drama

1/16/2020
In this week's episode Evan Gottesman, Eli Kowaz, and Margaux Nijkerk discuss the deadline drama as Wednesday marked the final day for parties to register for March’s election. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:24:21

Inside the Joint List: A Talk with MK Aida Touma-Sliman

1/9/2020
Hosts Evan Gottesman and Margaux Nijkerk talk to Aida Touma-Sliman, a member of Knesset for the Joint List. Tune in for a discussion on MK Touma-Sliman's advocacy for women's rights and Arab citizens of Israel, West Bank annexation and threats to a two-state solution, Israel's unprecedented third election, and how a leftist member of Knesset can find common ground with right-wing politicians. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:34:20

After Soleimani: War With Iran?

1/6/2020
Israel Policy Forum hosted a briefing on the death of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and its impact on American and Israeli security, with Ilan Goldenberg in conversation with Michael Koplow. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:45:53

Israel in 2020: Five Things to Watch

12/31/2019
Hosts Evan Gottesman and Eli Kowaz discuss five issues that will shape Israeli politics, U.S.-Israel relations, and the future viability of a two-state solution in 2020. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:22:37

Follow The Leader

12/27/2019
Eli Kowaz and Margaux Nijkerk discuss Benjamin Netanyahu's convincing primary win over challenger Gideon Sa'ar. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:13:55

Sa'ar Wars

12/19/2019
On this episode of Israel Policy Pod, hosts Evan Gottesman, Eli Kowaz, and Margaux Nijkerk talk about the Likud primary and how it could shape projections for the March Knesset election results. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:23:44

How Is This Election Different from All Other Elections?

12/12/2019
Hosts Evan Gottesman and Eli Kowaz discuss the official launch of an unprecedented third Knesset election season in the span of twelve months. Will this election be different from the past two? And what factors are shaping the early stages of the campaign? Then, the program turns to events in Washington for a discussion with Israel Policy Forum Government Relations Manager Aaron Weinberg on the recently passed H.Res. 326 — covering American support for a two-state solution and opposition to...

Duration:00:26:36

Jordan Valley Annexation: Is Bibi Amman of His Word?

12/5/2019
For the second time in Israel's seemingly interminable election cycle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has deployed the possibility of Jordan Valley annexation as way to rally support — even if Israel's security and relationship with the neighboring Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan suffer because of it. All the while, the United States appears more deferential on annexation than ever before. Will Bibi really exploit this so-called "historic opportunity?" How will the Jordanians and Palestinians...

Duration:00:31:32

Netanyahu, Indicted

11/21/2019
Hosts Evan Gottesman and Eli Kowaz discuss the biggest Israeli political news story of the past decade: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted in three corruption cases, with charges including fraud, breach of trust, and bribery. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:19:29

Unpacking "Our Boys"

11/15/2019
Hosts Evan Gottesman and Margaux Nijkerk are joined by Hagai Levy, co-creator of the the HBO hit series "Our Boys," to discuss the impact of the show. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:27:54

Yair Golan: From the Front Lines to the Knesset Floor

10/31/2019
Less than two weeks before his keynote address at Israel Policy Forum’s Annual Event in New York City, MK and former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. (res.) Yair Golan sits down with Eli Kowaz to talk about Israeli politics, Israel’s future with the Palestinians, and the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:30:20

Loving Israel, Conditionally

10/25/2019
Hosts Evan Gottesman, Eli Kowaz, and Margaux Nijkerk speak with Israel Policy Forum's Policy Director Michael Koplow about how the topic of conditioning American aid to Israel has entered the Democratic Party primary race and what it means for the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:34:45

An Uncertain Time, in Israel and Beyond

10/18/2019
Hosts Evan Gottesman and Eli Kowaz discuss what happens when Benjamin Netanyahu hands over the mandate to form a government next week, and how Israel's political uncertainty squares with America's withdrawal from the Middle East and the ascent of Turkey and Russia in the region. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:23:08

Thinking About the Future: Third Election's the Charm?

10/11/2019
Hosts Evan Gottesman, Eli Kowaz, and Margaux Nijkerk are joined by IPF Atid's Shanie Reichman as they parse the meaning of Israel's present political paralysis and what Prime Minister Netanyahu's future portends for the U.S.-Israel partnership. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:30:38

Bibi's Bad Day

10/3/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu may have been given the first opportunity to form a government, but he isn't having a good day or week for that matter. Hosts Evan Gottesman, Eli Kowaz, and Margaux Nijkerk discuss the embattled prime minister's legal troubles, pre-indictment hearings, and recent political setbacks. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:23:47

The Risks and Rewards of Going Second

9/26/2019
A week after Israeli elections, hosts Evan Gottesman, Eli Kowaz, and Margaux Nijkerk discuss the Joint List's historic recommendation of Benny Gantz as prime minister, Avigdor Liberman's ever-enigmatic behavior, and why Gantz prefers to let Benjamin Netanyahu have the first shot at forming a government. Support the show (http://support.israelpolicyforum.org/donate)

Duration:00:18:05