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Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. 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, writers and deep-thinkers.

Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. 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, writers and deep-thinkers.
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Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. 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, writers and deep-thinkers.

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English


Episodes

Teaching the Holocaust in Al-Quds

7/15/2019
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Why does a Palestinian professor believe it is so important for his students to learn about the Holocaust? Mohammed Dajani talks about what he has learned from taking Palestinian students to Auschwitz, and why he believes his movement Wasatia - moderation - is the right path for Islam. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by the Israel office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which promotes peace, freedom, and justice through political education.

Duration:00:42:04

Liberalism and Nationalism: Friends or Enemies?

7/8/2019
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“Liberal” and “nationalist” sound like mutually exclusive forces that cannot coexist. Yet Yuli Tamir, scholar, peace activist and a former government minister, makes the liberal case for nationalism, and argues for a nationalism that is liberal, in her book Why Nationalism. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by the Israel office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which promotes peace, freedom, and justice through political education.

Duration:00:35:40

The Old/New Middle East

7/1/2019
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Moshe Sakal's novel The Diamond Setter brings old Middle Eastern themes into contemporary Israel, and weaves them into a story comprising of a rediscovered Jewish-Arab heritage, reinvented Israeliness, cross-border relations and homosexuality. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from...

Duration:00:29:50

“I Am Indeed a Sheigetz of the Gentile Persuasion”

6/30/2019
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Shane Baker, a theater director and creator, recounts his unusual entry into Yiddish theater and his efforts to revive a once-glorious artistic tradition in the city. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by YIVO, dedicated to fostering knowledge of the ongoing story of Jewish life, with a focus on the history and culture of East European Jewry.

Duration:00:21:24

Can Constitutions Save Us?

6/24/2019
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All societies are divided, and constitutions are supposed to set the rules for a peaceful life. Hanna Lerner is the expert on how constitutions around the world seek to express complex national identities, contain and prevent conflict. In her 2017 book co-authored with Asli Bali, Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy, it turns out Israel isn't the only country with a thorny constitutional complex. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by the Israel office of...

Duration:00:36:10

The Name Is Arendt. Hannah Arendt

6/21/2019
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Ken Krimstein, an illustrator and graphic novelist, discusses his new book The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by YIVO, dedicated to fostering knowledge of the ongoing story of Jewish life, with a focus on the history and culture of East European Jewry.

Duration:00:27:56

Getting Better All the Time?

6/17/2019
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Michael A. Cohen (no, not that one) and Micah Zenko have a radical proposal: The world is getting better, not worse. Their book Clear and Present Safety looks beyond sensational and short-term political trends and finds that all global indicators have improved - as a result, Americans need not live in perpetual fear. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in...

Duration:00:34:56

Cause or Effect? The Media's Role in Democratic Decline

6/10/2019
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Having experienced virtually the most devastating crisis in its history, what can the media do to safeguard democracy, in an increasingly hostile environment? Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, analyzes the challenges of the American media in the age of Trump. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review was brought to you by the Israel Democracy Institute, an independent center of research and action dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy.

Duration:00:26:37

The Way We Were: Biography of the 1948 Generation

6/3/2019
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Prof. Hanna Yablonka, a historian at Ben-Gurion University, discusses her book Children By The Book: Biography of a Generation, painting a collective portrait of a unique generation of Israelis who were born together with the state. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel...

Duration:00:38:18

A History of the Jews in 23 Million Objects

5/31/2019
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Stephanie Halpern and Leo Greenbaum of the YIVO archives take us on a stroll through decades of Jewish history via historical documents and paraphernalia that have made the institute the primary guardian of Jewish macro and micro history. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by YIVO, dedicated to fostering knowledge of the ongoing story of Jewish life, with a focus on the history and culture of East European Jewry.

Duration:00:34:23

Can Anyone Own Kafka?

5/27/2019
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Israel claims it owns his papers, but so does a German archive and an old lady on Spinoza Street in Tel Aviv. Nothing is more Kafka-esque than the story of his papers, chronicled in Benjamin Balint's Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse...

Duration:00:40:36

Tel Aviv Review Live in New York: Michael Walzer on the Problem of the Left

5/24/2019
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Michael Walzer, political philosopher of international renown and Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, joins the Tel Aviv Review on the premises of YIVO for a discussion on his latest book, A Foreign Policy for the Left. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by YIVO, dedicated to fostering knowledge of the ongoing story of Jewish life, with a focus on the history and culture of East European Jewry.

Duration:01:13:11

Islam, on the Verge of Reformation

5/20/2019
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Mustafa Akyol believes that it is high time for Islam to undergo liberalizing reforms and he knows just the person to do it: Mustafa Akyol. In two books, Islam Without Extremes, and The Islamic Jesus, along with regular New York Times columns, Akyol articulates an emerging school of liberal Islamic thought and practice. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse...

Duration:00:29:12

Liberalism Is Dead. Long Live Liberalism

5/13/2019
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Mark Lilla, Professor of Humanities at Columbia University, recently participated in the Global Forum of the National Library of Israel. He discusses his book The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics and offered insights into the past failures of progressive politics and how the liberal left can reinvent itself in a few easy steps. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in...

Duration:00:35:41

Who Lost Russia?

5/6/2019
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Who lost Russia? 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. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which promotes peace,...

Duration:00:42:34

Foot Nationalism: Hiking and Nation-Building in Israel

4/29/2019
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Dr Shay Rabineau, Assistant Professor of Israel Studies at Binghamton University, discusses his forthcoming book Marking and Mapping the Nation: A history of Israel's hiking trail network, analyzing Israel's unique culture of yediat ha'aretz, educational outdoor activities. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Duration:00:28:45

Outsiders United: Blacks, Jews and the American Experience

4/22/2019
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Dr Jonathan Karp, Associate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at Binghamton University, discusses the crossover between Jewish-American and African-American cultural, economic and intellectual histories. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Duration:00:33:49

To Fight and Die for Someone Else's Country

4/15/2019
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Dr Nir Arielli, Associate Professor of International History at the University of Leeds, discusses his book From Byron To Bin Laden: A History of Foreign War Volunteers. This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Duration:00:28:57

L'Etat C'Est Moi: The Personalization of Politics in Israel

4/8/2019
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In Israel, people vote for a party rather than a candidate. But over the years, there has been a shift towards the personalization of politics. Why have our elections become a competition among single personalities rather than a confrontation among different parties and ideas? Prof. Gideon Rahat, faculty member of the Political Sciences Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of the political reform program at the Israel Democracy Institute, offers his take. This...

Duration:00:27:36

What Do Haredi Voters Really Want?

4/1/2019
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Gilad Malach of the Israel Democracy Institute gives the latest electoral trends among Israel's insular ultra-orthodox Jewish community. Why is a small community so divided, and why are growing numbers of ultra-Orthodox voters leaving the Haredi parties altogether? This episode of the Tel Aviv Review was brought to you by the Israel Democracy Institute, an independent center of research and action dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy.

Duration:00:33:55