Haaretz Podcast

From Haaretz – Israel's oldest daily newspaper – a weekly podcast in English on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 325 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 1 hour 20 minutes


episode 322: 'Young U.S. Jews believe Judaism is about social justice. They ask, does Israel stand for that?'

If support for Israel becomes a truly partisan issue and political football in the United States, it will be "a disaster" that the people and the leaders of the Jewish state don't fully comprehend, says Professor Noah Feldman in a conversation with host of the Haaretz Podcast Allison Kaplan Sommer.

Feldman is a Harvard Law School professor and public intellectual who has written ten books on law, politics, religion and Middle East geopolitics...



episode 321: 'If One of Those Missiles Hit Tel Aviv We Would Be in a Very Different, Devastating Situation'

Iran's firing of hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel on Saturday night marked a new escalation in a simmering war usually fought by proxies miles from Tehran. Iran's strike, which was largely intercepted by Israel and its allies, leaves lingering questions of global significance...



episode 320: 'U.S. aid to Israel is endangered. We're seeing that come to fruition right now'

Six months into Israel's conflict with Hamas, the solid support U.S. President Joe Biden's White House gave to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has taken a serious hit...



episode 319: 'Ultra-Orthodox Israelis are at the peak of their power and they don't pay a price in war'

The controversy in Israel over the exemption of ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students from military service "has reached a boiling point," former Haaretz journalist and author Yair Ettinger tells host Allison Kaplan Sommer on the Haaretz Podcast.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has continually delayed confronting the issue in his years in power, Ettinger notes...



episode 318: 'The more oppression there is, the more younger Arabs in Israel prefer to identify as Palestinians'

Haaretz journalist Sheren Falah Saab has been covering the unfolding disastrous humanitarian situation in Gaza for months. Even now, aside from reporting on the lives of Gazans as the war rages, she manages, from time to time, to deep dive into Arab culture, and write the kind of articles that she used to send in all the time before October 7...



episode 317: Thomas Friedman, Aluf Benn, Noam Tibon and Amir Tibon on the failures of Oct. 7

This special episode of the Haaretz Podcast features two of the standout sessions from the recent Haaretz-UCLA conference: Israel After October 7 

First, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman sits down with Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn to discuss the “perils” and “opportunities” that lie ahead for Israel in the aftermath of the war in Gaza...


 March 21, 2024  31m

episode 316: Tony Kushner: Israel's Gaza war 'looks a lot like ethnic cleansing to me'

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner, one of the first high-profile American Jewish artists to sharply and publicly criticize Israel's treatment of Palestinians, speaks to Haaretz Podcast host Allison Kaplan Sommer about Jonathan Glazer's Oscar speech, the Gaza War, antisemitism in the U.S., and the current production of "Angels in America" in Tel Aviv...


 March 20, 2024  45m

episode 315: Franklin Foer: 'Simplistic moralism is dividing the world into good and evil, and placing Jews on the side of evil'

In a bold and controversial cover story in The Atlantic, journalist Franklin Foer declared "The Golden Age of American Jewry is Ending." On the Haaretz Podcast, he tells host Allison Kaplan Sommer how and why he reached the sobering conclusion that "an unprecedented period of safety and prosperity for Jewish Americans" is over...


 March 12, 2024  31m

episode 314: 'Netanyahu wants the world to accuse Israel of genocide, apartheid and ethnic cleansing'

Veteran columnist Bradley Burston opens his new book "The End of Israel: Dispatches from a Path to Catastrophe" with a stinging indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who he believes is leading the country towards what could be its final chapter...


 March 5, 2024  35m

episode 313: Former PM Olmert: 'Netanyahu’s overconfidence and arrogance led to October 7'

In a recent op-ed in Haaretz, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right ministers of knowingly steering Israel into an all-out war...


 February 28, 2024  37m