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The ultimate podcast for Israeli music fans! Love Israeli music? The Israel Hour plays all of your favorites each week. Listen to "The Israel Hour" online, anytime! Look for our Podcasts in the iTunes Music Store.

The ultimate podcast for Israeli music fans! Love Israeli music? The Israel Hour plays all of your favorites each week. Listen to "The Israel Hour" online, anytime! Look for our Podcasts in the iTunes Music Store.
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The ultimate podcast for Israeli music fans! Love Israeli music? The Israel Hour plays all of your favorites each week. Listen to "The Israel Hour" online, anytime! Look for our Podcasts in the iTunes Music Store.








Israel Hour Radio: December 9, 2018

The Israeli music world has lost one of its greats. Yigal Bashan passed away this week at age 68, leaving behind a treasure chest of incredible music in a career that spanned more than 50 years. This week, we devote a full hour to the music of Yigal Bashan. You're sure to hear a song or two that you know and love! He will be missed.


Israel Hour Radio: December 2, 2018

Welcome to Chanukah 5779! Israel Hour Radio is proud to offer the Israeli soundtrack to your Chanukah celebration. From classic Israeli Chanukah favorites, to contemporary songs about candles, light, and miracles, you'll enjoy listening to this episode again and again throughout all eight days of the holiday. Play us loud during your Chanukah get-together!


Israel Hour Radio: November 25, 2018

No matter where you grew up, "todah" (thank you) is probably one of the first Hebrew words you ever learned. This week, we're celebrating Thanksgiving in the US with Israeli music that expresses gratitude. YOU'LL be thankful for brand new Israeli music by your favorite artists, like Subliminal, Rami Kleinstein, and even Shlomo Artzi! Plus, a look into the new Ofra Haza tribute album, a 'sequel' to Ethnix's 1993 hit, 'Jessica'...and more!


Israel Hour Radio: November 18, 2018

Like Israeli music? Of course you do. Like NEW Israeli music? If it's good, heck yeah! This week, tune in for the very latest tunes from Israel, from artists you know and Roni Dalumi, Harel Moyal, Muki, Eliad, and more! Plus - Static and Ben-El try something new, Ninet attempting therapy via music, and a great list of Israeli concerts coming to the USA. Be sure to subscribe!


Israel Hour Radio: November 11, 2018

For those who find themselves singing along in the car to the music we play, or for fans of 'shira b'tzibur' (public Hebrew sing-alongs), this is the episode for you! This week, we're playing a full hour of the Israeli songs you love to sing along to. These are songs you know and love...and when they come on the radio, you just can't help but sing along! Warm up your vocal chords, and join in the fun!


Israel Hour Radio: November 4, 2018

Your official roundup of this week's best new Israeli music is here! This time, you'll hear the latest from Harel Skaat, Rita, Dudu Aharon, and more. Plus - a tribute to Yitzchak Rabin, a fantastic a capella 'Evolution of Shlomo Artzi', and new songs from two classic Israeli singers: Yardena Arazi and Ilanit!


Israel Hour Radio: October 28, 2018

We had mixed emotions on the day this show was recorded, 24 hours after the brutal murder of 11 Jews in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. On one hand, Jews wordwide were grieving, still trying to come to terms with the shocking news. On the other hand, we feel that we have an obligation to celebrate Israel and its culture in the 60 minutes we are allotted each week. So after we play a couple of songs of hope, we spend the rest of the hour celebrating brand new music from Israel...and maybe that's...


The Israel Hour: October 21, 2018

Your favorite weekly podcast is back with the very best in Israeli music! This time, we feature Eden Ben Zaken, Yuval Dayan, Momy Levy, Stephane Legar, Arik Einstein, Ethnix and more! Plus: the Israeli music community fights breast cancer in its own special way...and we celebrate 'Yom HaAliyah' with some very special music.


The Israel Hour: October 14, 2018

The stars come out on Israel Hour Radio! This week: the latest from Idan Raichel, Sarit Hadad, Natan Goshen, Ninet Tayeb, Kobi Aflalo, Jane Bordeaux, and many - our review of Miri Mesika's performance in NYC!


The Israel Hour: October 7, 2018

As always, we've got our finger on the pulse of Israeli music today! Enjoy an incredible selection of Israeli songs from Nadav Guedj, Static and Ben-El Tavori, Miri Mesika, Dudu Aharon, Eden Ben Zaken and many more! Plus: a brand new, modern version of the classic dance "Mayim Mayim", the #1 song in Israel today, and a preview of Miri Mesika's USA tour!


The Israel Hour: September 23, 2018

The "heavy" holidays are behind us, and now it's time to enjoy the beautiful holiday of Sukkot. Enjoy some fun music of the season, a whole bunch of amazing listener requests, and of course, brand new Israeli music by many of your favorite artists! Plus - can a sukkah save your life? You'll learn the answer this week on Israel Hour Radio.


The Israel Hour: September 16, 2018

Shana Tova! Its our first show of 5779, and in the week between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we have three goals: 1. To wish you a Shana Tova through music; 2. To keep you up to date with the very latest in Israeli music; 3. To officially introduce you to our brand new web site, We hope we've sufficiently accomplished all three!


The Israel Hour: September 9, 2018

It's that time again...time to count down the very best Israeli songs of the year on our final show of 5778. We've brought you some amazing music all year long...but which songs made it to the top of the list this year? Enjoy our countdown of the top 13 songs, as selected by listeners of Kan Gimmel radio. Did your favorite song make the list?


The Israel Hour: September 2, 2018

After a wonderful month of 'Chagigot', it's time to return to what we do best: present the latest and greatest in Israeli music! This week, enjoy a full hour of BRAND NEW music that we've been itching to play for you all summer...including hits from your favorite artists like Idan Raichel, Kobi Peretz, Subliminal, Static and Ben-El Tavori, Mosh Ben-Ari, and many more!


The Israel Hour: August 26, 2018

You voted...we're counting 'em down! In the final week of our August Chagigot, we count down your all-time favorite Israeli Eurovision entries, as voted by our listeners. These are some of Israel's biggest songs ever, and you'll hear all of your favorites - as well as some you probably haven't heard in a while - on this week's great show. Enjoy 60 minutes of musical memories, and feel free to sing along!


The Israel Hour: August 19, 2018

This week, Israel Hour Radio transforms into Radio Tel Aviv - on our Chagigat Shirei Tel Aviv! We've devoted many shows over the years to the music of Jerusalem, but never before have we spent an hour playing songs about Israel's most exciting city, the cultural capital of Israel! What's YOUR favorite Tel Aviv landmark or memory?


The Israel Hour: August 12, 2018

What's better than listening to Israeli music on the radio? Listening to Israeli music ABOUT radio on the radio, of course! This week, it's our Chagigat Shirei Radio, featuring Josh's two favorite things: Israeli music and radio. Enjoy an hour of great songs all about radio, plus some priceless soundbites from the archives of Kol Yisrael - chronicling the history of the land of Israel as it unfolded on the air. You'll also hear Josh's very first moment on WRSU, back in 1994.


The Israel Hour: August 5, 2018

Welcome to August Chagigot 2018! Each week in August, we devote the show to a particular topic in Israeli music, and play a collection of songs related to the topic. This year, we begin with a slightly PG-13 topic, playing songs about wine, beer, drinking, bars, and getting drunk! It's our Chagigat Shirei Yayin V'bira. L'chaim!


The Israel Hour: July 29, 2018

In honor of Tu B'av, the Israeli festival of love, we proudly present a steamy collection of your favorite Israeli love songs ... the cheesier, the better! Featuring music by Eyal Golan, Rami Kleinstein, Idan Raichel, Moshe Peretz, David Broza and many others. Tune in and listen with someone you love.


The Israel Hour: July 22, 2018

Originally broadcast on the morning of Tisha B'av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, Israel Hour Radio presents a fantastic collection of songs celebrating the capital city of Jerusalem - a city very much in our thoughts on this special day. You'll also hear the fascinating story behind 'Yerushalayim Shel Zahav' - probably the most beloved song about Jerusalem ever written - courtesy of our friends at the 'Israel Story' podcast.