The Tel Aviv Review

Gabriel Mitchell, a doctoral fellow in government and international affairs at the University of Virginia Tech, discusses with host Gilad Halpern how Israel balances security interests and economic opportunity, in light of the recent discovery of huge offshore gas fields.

Song: Hadag Nahash & Yehudit Ravitz - Ad Hasof

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm CET

After the fall of Communism, photographer Yuri Dojc returned to his native Slovakia to document the country's Jewish community, which remained intact in every respect except one: Its people. Dojc's new exhibition, "Last Folio," opens this week at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. It features photos of dilapidated books, abandoned synagogues and decrepit old people, symbolizing a once buzzing Jewish life. He and curator Katya Krausova join host Gilad Halpern.

Song: Shalom Hanoch - An'Lo Yodea Eich Lomar Lach

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am CET

Colin Shindler, professor emeritus of Israel Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, discusses with host Gilad Halpern his book The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, a comprehensive review of the evolution of the conservative and nationalist sections in Zionism.

Song: HaBiluim - Ani Afrika'i

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: TLVR_9-9-16_Colin_Shindler_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am CET

Dr. Sara Shadmi-Wortman, chair of the community research and action programs at Oranim Academic College, discusses with host Gilad Halpern how the community - an ostensibly invisible social structure - can be engineered and constructed for the benefit of social cohesion and quality of life.

Song: Ayala Ingedashet - Basar Vadam

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: TLVR_2-9-16_Sara_Shadmi-Wortman_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm CET

Prof. Mohammed Wattad, a legal scholar at the University of California at Irvine and Zefat Academic College in Israel, explores with host Gilad Halpern the cultural and professional orientation of Israel's highest legal instance, past and present.

Song: Danny Sanderson - Khoshev Alayich

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: TLVR_2-9-16_Mohammed_Wattad_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CET

Dr. Merav Ben-Nun, a lecturer at Oranim Academic College of Education and the founding principal of Haifa's first Jewish-Arab school, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the hopes and frustrations that the enterprise provides on a daily basis.

Song: Hadag Nahash - Af Ehad

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: TLVR_26-8-16_Merav_Ben_Nun_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm CET

Ilan Peleg, a professor of government, law and Israel Studies at Lafayette College, analyzes with host Gilad Halpern the recent shift in Israel's hegemonic discourse from confident self-reliance to radical victimhood.

Song: The Apples ft. Jessie Evans - Purified

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: TLVR_26-8-16_Ilan_Peleg_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CET

Dr. Rachel Back, a poet, translator and lecturer in English literature at Oranim Academic College for Education, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the overlap between poetry, education and progressive social change.

Song: Sivan Talmor - Circles

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: TLVR_19-8-16_Rachel_Back_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am CET

Zachary Smith, a doctoral fellow in political science at the University of Pennsylvania, analyzes with host Gilad Halpern the critique leveled at the two pillars of classic Zionism - rootedness and a Western orientation - by contemporary Mizrahi radicals in Israel.

Song: Teapacks - Ma Iti

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: TLVR_19-8-16_Zachary_Smith_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am CET

Prof. William Miles, a political scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the challenges 21st-century Israel poses to the Druze - a largely integrationist indigenous group - against the backdrop of the tensions between Jews and Arabs, the turmoil in the Middle East, and life in a modern economy.

Song: Yoni Rechter - Be'etsem At Po Leyadi

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: TLVR_12-8-16_William_Miles_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm CET