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 324 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 33 minutes


episode 1: Is the United States still safe for Jews – and what should Israel do about it?

Host Simon Spungin is joined by Anshel Pfeffer and Dina Kraft to discuss reactions – in Israel and the United States – to the heinous murder of 11 Jewish Americans in a Pittsburgh synagogue: Is the United States still safe for Jews; why are American Jews getting increasingly angry, with their own president and with Israeli leaders; and why are some people – on both sides of the political spectrum – reticent about calling the attack anti-Semitic? Editor's Note: This podcast was originally...


 October 29, 2018  17m

episode 2: After Pittsburgh, will American Jews punish Trump in the Midterms?

On this week's edition of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin talks to Dina Kraft about the Midterm elections in the United States, billed by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump. We discuss the massive mobilization effort by Jewish organizations – especially targeting college students, who are traditionally unlikely to vote in Midterms. We also look back on a week of mourning in Pittsburgh, following the shooting attack that killed 11 Jewish worshipers...


 November 4, 2018  26m

episode 3: From the Brink of War to the Brink of Elections

Part I: Host Simon Spungin talks to Noa Landau and Anshel Pfeffer about the political crisis gripping Israel: Will the prime minister's right-wing coalition partners force him into an early election? Will Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to expand the Gaza operation cost him the premiership? And will an early election derail President Donald Trump's long-awaited 'deal of the century' for Israel and the Palestinians? Part II: Chief Haaretz sports writer Uzi Dann looks ahead to the Nations League...


 November 18, 2018  31m

episode 4: Are Trump and Netanyahu on collision course – despite their harmony over Saudi Arabia?

In this week's episode of Haaretz Weekly, Simon Spungin hosts Haaretz senior columnist and U.S. Editor Chemi Shalev and Haaretz.com's opinions editor Esther Solomon to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's so-called "deal of the century," Airbnb's decision to stop listing rental properties in the Israeli West Bank settlements and anti-Semitism – real and imagined...


 November 25, 2018  31m

episode 5: Netanyahu talks the talk, but does he really care about anti-Semitism?

In this week's episode of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin talks to Haaretz columnists Bradley Burston and Dina Kraft about Israel's diplomatic offensive to cozy up with some of the most repressive regimes in the world...


 December 2, 2018  29m

episode 6: BREAKING: Does Israel's Tunnel Op Mean War With Hezbollah?

In this breaking news episode of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz's military correspondent, Amos Harel, to discuss the timing and ramifications of the IDF's operation against Hezbollah tunnels under the Lebanon-Israel border. Follow Haaretz Weekly on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


 December 4, 2018  10m

episode 7: Israeli women unite to battle violence – and a government that doesn't care

Last week, thousands of Israeli women held a nationwide day of protest against the inaction of the Israeli government and of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the face of rising violence against women. Since the start of this year, 24 girls and women have been murdered in Israel. Over half of these murders were committed by a male relative of the victim or a current or ex-partner...


 December 9, 2018  29m

episode 8: BDS isn't anti-Semitic, says Gideon Levy. Listen to our Podcast, while it's still legal

For the past 13 years, Israel has been waging all-our war against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement: diplomatic reservists have been drafted in, friends around the world have been rallied and there's even a government minister dedicated to tackling the 'strategic' problem. As part of this war, Israeli leaders brand any non-Israeli who supports BDS as anti-Semitic and Israeli supporters of the movement are called kapos, traitors and worse...


 December 16, 2018  23m

episode 9: Bibi's Snap Election Gambit Could Save Him From Criminal Charges - and a U.S. Peace Plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a snap general election for early April – despite apparently having staved off previous threats to the stability of his coalition...


 December 24, 2018  16m

episode 10: How the New Right and Old Friends Could Derail Netanyahu's Election Campaign

In this week's episode of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin talks to Haaretz's Chemi Shalev and Judy Maltz about the biggest issues of the week: the formation of a new right-wing party, which seeks to provide an alternative to the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the April election and the visit by the prime minister (and his wife and son) to Brazil, where they have been feted by the country's controversial president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro...


 December 30, 2018  25m