The Tel Aviv Review

Adina Hoffman, an Israeli-American writer, critic and essayist, discusses with host Gilad Halpern her new book Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City, which tells the story of three architects - a Jew, an Englishman and an Arab - who were instrumental in designing the skyline of modern Jerusalem in the first half of the 20th century.

Song: Meni Beger - Ze Haya Beiti

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: 10:00am CET

Dr. Azriel Bermant, a historian and international relations professor at Tel Aviv University, discusses with host Gilad Halpern his book Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East, exploring the relationship of Great Britain's legendary prime minister with Israel and the Arab World.

Song: Tuna - Gam Ze Ya'avor

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_5-8-16_Azriel_Bermant_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm CET

Prof. Rebeca Raijman, a sociologist at the University of Haifa, discusses with host Gilad Halpern her book South African Jews in Israel: Assimilation in Multigenerational Perspective, highlighting the distinctive characteristics of one of the English speaking world's largest Jewish communities, before and after their mass aliya.

Song: Chava Albershtein - Karega Ze Nir'e Lo Tov

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_5-8-16_Rebeca_Raijman_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CET

Dr. Leah Gilula, a theater studies scholar, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the limits of satirical plays during the British Mandate period, and their contribution to the creation of a homegrown Israeli culture.

Song: Funset - Wake up

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_29-7-16_Leah_Gilula_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm CET

Dr. Guy Ziv, an assistant professor of international relations at the American University in Washington, DC, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the evolution of peacemaking policies among Israel's political and military circles, which are sometimes at odds with each other.

Song: Danny Sanderson - Galshan

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_29-7-16_Guy_Ziv_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm CET

Geoffrey Levin, a doctoral student in the Departments of History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, discusses with host Gilad Halpern how Jewish Americans viewed Israel's treatment of its largest ethnic minority in the 1950s and 60s, when they were subjected to military rule.

Song: The Paz Band - Without A Sight

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_22-7-16_Geoffrey_Levine_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm CET

Kathryn David, a fellow at New York University's Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia, discusses with host Gilad Halpern how Jews and anti-Semitism have been utilized in the media war between Russia and Ukraine, against the backdrop of the Crimean crisis.

Song: Kutiman - I Think I Am ft. Karolina

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_22-7-16_Kathryn_David_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm CET

Prof. David Tal, a historian of the Arab-Israeli conflict at the University of Sussex, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the commonly-held belief that Israel could have avoided the devastating Yom Kippur War by accommodating to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's peace overtures. Is this no more than a myth created with the benefit of hindsight?

Song: Arik Einstein - Kshe At Bocha At Lo Yafa

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_15-7-16_David_Tal_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm CET

Dr. Rachel Harris, an associate professor of Israeli literature and culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sits down with host Gilad Halpern to put the spotlight on a relatively obscure Israeli film genre - the Western.

Song: Asaf Avidan - Love It Or Leave It

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_15-7-16_Rachel_Harris_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CET

Dr. Tony Michels, a historian of American Jewry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the changing attitudes of (predominantly Jewish) American Marxists towards Zionism during the Second World War and its immediate aftermath.

Song: Shlomi Shaban - Ikea

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_8-7-16_Tony_Michels_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm CET