The Tel Aviv Review (general)

Dr. David Hirsh, a sociologist at Goldsmith's, University of London, discusses his new book Contemporary Left Antisemitism, analyzing the "mainstreaming" of anti-Jewish bigotry among socialist and so-called progressive circles.

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Israeli-American novelist Dalia Rosenfeld discusses her new and critically-acclaimed book The Worlds We Think We Know, a collection of short stories, in many of which Tel Aviv is a silent protagonist. Rosenfeld's stories explore human beings' internal struggles, laying bare the contradictions that lie within us all.

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.

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Dr. Adel Manna, a historian of modern Palestine and senior fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, discusses his new book, Nakba and Survival: The Story of the Palestinians who Remained in Haifa and the Galilee, 1948-1956. Dr. Manna talks about the circumstances that led Palestinians in parts of the Galilee to remain to a greater degree than elsewhere, why he decided to study and write about a seldom-discussed chapter of history, the story of the Palestinian Arab Communists, and how Palestinians in Israel survived as a marginalized people.

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.

Direct download: TAR_10-11-17.mp3
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Prof. Susan Pedersen, a historian of Britain and Europe at Columbia University, discusses her most recent book The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire. On the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, it is crucial to explore the British Mandate of Palestine in a broader context.

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.

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Dr. Raz Zimmt is the encyclopedia of policy analysis of Iran. From poring over social media conversations in Persian to analyzing statements, policy, and action of political leaders, his many papers and articles touch every topic. Today’s episode interviews him about Iran’s regional goals and foreign policy, the new and changing alliances of the Middle East, sectarian divides, and domestic politics. Find out what the Iranian public is saying about their leaders, why Hamas threw Iran for a loop, and what Iran thinks about Israel, the deal, and the bomb.

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.

Direct download: TAR_3-11-17.mp3
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Dr. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe, a political scientist at the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, tells us about her most recent study, which focuses on how Israel managed to clamp down on a prosperous women trafficking industry.

This episode originally aired on Oct 24, 2014.

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Professor Alon Tal, the Chair of the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University and the founder of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, discusses his new and acclaimed book, “The Land is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel,” a myth-busting plea for a sustainable future for Israel.

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.

Direct download: TAR_27-10-17.mp3
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Dr. Rachel Pear, a teaching assistant at the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Haifa, gives us a breakdown of the great variety of Jewish Orthodox attitudes to Darwin's theory of evolution over the years.

(Previously aired on 4/10/2014)

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Dr. Guy Laron, a senior lecturer in international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discusses his new book, “The Six Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East,” in which he analyzes the momentous 1967 Arab-Israeli war from a Cold War perspective.

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.

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Jonathan Spyer, a Middle East analyst, journalist, and author, discusses his new book, “Days of the Fall: A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars,” a first-person account from behind the scenes of the top news story of this decade.

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.

Direct download: TAR_16-10-17.mp3
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