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By Isaac Kight

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E79 World News Report: US Midterms and Update on the War in Ukraine
E79 World News Report: US Midterms and Update on the War in Ukraine
US Midterm election results are analyzed. Russia retreats from Kherson in a major victory for Ukraine. In Other News… Courts order Berlin to rerun their elections.
58:00
November 18, 2022
E78: Bibi Netanyahu and the Right Win the Israeli Election
E78: Bibi Netanyahu and the Right Win the Israeli Election
How will the new coalition come together? What are the implications for Israel’s future? How has the opposition changed?
56:51
November 07, 2022
E77: Netanyahu Wins!
E77: Netanyahu Wins!
Bibi Netanyahu and his coalition partners finally have a majority in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) after 2 1/2 years and five elections.
32:02
November 03, 2022
E76 Israel Election Special: the Case for Bibi Netanyahu
E76 Israel Election Special: the Case for Bibi Netanyahu
Learn about the pro-Bibi Netanyahu camp in his own words and those of his supporters and advocates.
01:03:30
October 31, 2022
E75 World News Report: Russian Propaganda, Ukraine Advances, and the Gas Wars
E75 World News Report: Russian Propaganda, Ukraine Advances, and the Gas Wars
Ukraine continues to make advances into Russian occupied territory. Several conflicts in the world are gaining notoriety due to Europe’s energy needs including those in the Caucuses and East Africa. In Other News… North and South Korean ships exchange fire.
55:27
October 25, 2022
E74 Election Special: Former PM Ehud Barak Comments on Israeli Election and Iran
E74 Election Special: Former PM Ehud Barak Comments on Israeli Election and Iran
Update on Lebanon maritime deal. Current polls ahead of Israel’s Nov 1st Election. Ehud Barak weighs in on election issues, Netanyahu, and Iran.
53:11
October 12, 2022
Episode 73: Wokeness Left and Right
Episode 73: Wokeness Left and Right
Update on Israeli politics and news. Riots in Iran. Israel reaches a maritime border deal with Lebanon. What are the scenarios for ending the war in Ukraine? Is Joe Biden really in charge?
01:53:55
October 03, 2022
Episode 72: Iran Calls Israel “Most Savage” Power in the Middle East
Episode 72: Iran Calls Israel “Most Savage” Power in the Middle East
At the UN Biden and Lapid call for 2 state solution. Update on Israeli politics. How would the Iran Deal differ from past nuclear agreements? Ukraine offensive routes Russian forces. How will Putin respond?
01:55:60
September 22, 2022
Episode 71: Lapid Visits Germany, the Loss of Queen Elizabeth II and Mikhail Gorbachev
Episode 71: Lapid Visits Germany, the Loss of Queen Elizabeth II and Mikhail Gorbachev
Yair Lapid visits Germany with Holocaust survivors after PA President Abbas’ recent antisemitic remarks. Netanyahu touts a poll showing his path to victory. QEII and the Jews; Gorbachev and his legacy.
01:20:58
September 12, 2022
Episode 70: Palestinian President Abbas Claims his people have suffered “50 Holocausts”
Episode 70: Palestinian President Abbas Claims his people have suffered “50 Holocausts”
Negotiators suggest Iran is making concessions and a renewal of the Iran Nuclear Deal May be forthcoming. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Germany claims the Palestinians have suffered “50 Holocausts” in heinous act of Holocaust denial and minimization. Also, parallels between the collapse of the Soviet Union and the current Ukraine conflict.
01:15:25
August 23, 2022
Episode 69: Israel Under Fire
Episode 69: Israel Under Fire
Islamic Jihad fires nearly a thousand rockets at Israel from Gaza. Israel responds with targeted attacks against the terrorist organization launching the attacks. Also, a history of the conflict between Zionism and Arab supremacists.
01:11:40
August 08, 2022
Episode 68: Biden visits Israel, Netanyahu maintains his lead
Episode 68: Biden visits Israel, Netanyahu maintains his lead
Biden Middle East visit sees few results. Netanyahu continues to have an edge in election polls. Yemen ceasefire is extended for a month. How can the Russian invasion of Ukraine be resolved?
01:02:46
August 02, 2022
Episode 67: Bibi Netanyahu’s Path to Victory
Episode 67: Bibi Netanyahu’s Path to Victory
Netanyahu now has a path to victory in the upcoming elections, but it will still be close. Yair Lapid and the Change Bloc will struggle to earn enough seats to frustrate Bibi, but are not likely to form a coalition of their own.
59:22
July 05, 2022
Episode 66: New Elections are called, can Bibi Netanyahu win?
Episode 66: New Elections are called, can Bibi Netanyahu win?
With early elections coming, the 5th in 3 1/2 years, can Bibi Netanyahu win or will Yair Lapid continue as PM?
01:30:56
June 28, 2022
Episode 65: New Elections for Israel and Will Russia Collapse?
Episode 65: New Elections for Israel and Will Russia Collapse?
The Change Bloc dissolves bringing on new elections in October. Will Netanyahu return as Prime Minister? Diplomatic victories of the Change Bloc. Could Russia collapse from within? French Parliamentary Elections yield unprecedented results.
01:17:57
June 21, 2022
Episode 64: Coalition in Crisis
Episode 64: Coalition in Crisis
The Change Bloc coalition is on its last leg, can it survive? Will new elections take place? Also, updates on European politics and Israel’s burgeoning energy economy.
55:53
June 07, 2022
Episode 63: Will Netanyahu Return as Prime Minister?
Episode 63: Will Netanyahu Return as Prime Minister?
Polls show parties aligned with Netanyahu have gained support and if new elections are held, he might win. Also, an analysis of Russia as a strategic power and of US interests in Europe. Can nuclear arms be limited?
01:15:07
May 29, 2022
Episode 62: Death of a Journalist leads to blood libel and Ceasefire in Yemen
Episode 62: Death of a Journalist leads to blood libel and Ceasefire in Yemen
Many people have been eager to blame Israel for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh an Al-Jazeera propagandist who was shot during an exchange of fire where it is unclear why he died. Antisemites quickly blamed Israel. Will the ceasefire in Yemen further destabilize the Middle East?
01:23:25
May 19, 2022
Episode 61: Russia Redeploys to Eastern Ukraine the French Far-Right is Back
Episode 61: Russia Redeploys to Eastern Ukraine the French Far-Right is Back
Turkey’s President is playing nice with Israel. Putin changes course in Ukraine. French President Macron wins reelection by a narrower margin. Le Pen’s numbers show the French far-right is gaining ground…
01:06:60
May 03, 2022
Episode 60: Escalating Terrorism Against Israel
Episode 60: Escalating Terrorism Against Israel
Rioters desecrate the Dome of the Rock by playing soccer and preparing to attack Passover worshippers. the religion of Wokeness threatens the foundations of morality. Updates on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the French Presidential Election.
53:33
April 21, 2022
Episode 59: Defection from Change Bloc and the French Elections Heat Up
Episode 59: Defection from Change Bloc and the French Elections Heat Up
A defection from the Change Bloc coalition could lead to new elections in Israel. Elon Musk is buying Twitter to restore freedom of speech. How can the US deescalate the war in Ukraine? Could far right candidate Marine Le Pen win the French Presidency?
01:44:32
April 14, 2022
Episode 58: Terror Strikes Israel and update on Ukraine Crisis
Episode 58: Terror Strikes Israel and update on Ukraine Crisis
Terror attacks rock Israel. Anonymous sources close to the Iran negotiations say this deal is worse than the 2015 deal. Russian aggression in Ukraine cannot go unanswered. Israel signs a free trade agreement with UAE.
01:06:26
April 01, 2022
Episode 57: The Invasion of Ukraine
Episode 57: The Invasion of Ukraine
Russian forces mount an unprovoked and inexcusable invasion of Ukraine. Israel serves as an intermediary for peace talks.
34:19
March 06, 2022
Episode 56: Ukraine on the Brink
Episode 56: Ukraine on the Brink
Will Russia invade Ukraine? Canadian truck drivers protest vaccine mandates and lockdowns. Update on the French Presidential elections and Israeli news.
01:04:04
February 15, 2022
Episode 55: Did the Government Spy on Bibi?
Episode 55: Did the Government Spy on Bibi?
Did Israeli police use spyware to gather evidence against Netanyahu and high ranking officials? Updates on the Ukraine crisis and the French Presidential election.
01:17:22
February 08, 2022
Episode 54: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Israel, Netanyahu, Iron Dome, and the Crisis in Ukraine
Episode 54: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Israel, Netanyahu, Iron Dome, and the Crisis in Ukraine
Leading Conservative Senator Ted Cruz of Texas discusses the 2022 Midterms, the US-Israel relationship, Bibi Netanyahu, Iron Dome funding, and the Ukraine Crisis
45:34
February 08, 2022
Episode 53: Ukraine Crisis
Episode 53: Ukraine Crisis
Russia threatens Ukraine with invasion. Israel and Russia remain tense after port attack. Netanyahu’s legal battles continue.
01:17:25
January 26, 2022
Episode 52: Terrorism at Texas Synagogue and Change Bloc in Crisis
Episode 52: Terrorism at Texas Synagogue and Change Bloc in Crisis
A British national of Pakistani origin took hostages at a Texas Synagogue. Reforestation efforts in southern Israel have sparked riots by Bedouins who say it displaces them from the open country. Mansour Abbas of the Arab Ra’am Party says he will not support the coalition until the crisis is resolved.
46:29
January 16, 2022
Episode 51: A Credible Candidate Challenges French President Macron
Episode 51: A Credible Candidate Challenges French President Macron
Israel warns there is no deterrent against Iran developing a nuclear weapon. Recently nominated French Presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse of Les Republicains (Gaullists) could give incumbent Emmanuel Macron a run for his money.
58:59
December 31, 2021
Episode 50: Trump says many American Jews don’t support Israel
Episode 50: Trump says many American Jews don’t support Israel
Former President Donald Trump has commented that many American Jews do not support Israel. Terrorists responsible for a car ramming attack in Israel, that killed one and injured two others, were apprehended. Updates on German politics and Chile chooses an antisemitic President.
50:51
December 21, 2021
Episode 49: Trump Interview Offers Revelations about Netanyahu
Episode 49: Trump Interview Offers Revelations about Netanyahu
In a recent interview former President Donald Trump made some shocking statements about former Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu. The international community is rethinking the viability of the 2015 Iran Deal. Olaf Scholz takes office as Germany’s Chancellor at the head of the “Traffic Light Coalition.”
01:02:42
December 14, 2021
Episode 48: US Admits Iran is Stalling for Time and Review of 2021 Episodes
Episode 48: US Admits Iran is Stalling for Time and Review of 2021 Episodes
US negotiators admit Iran is stalling for time and backing out of concessions. Germany’s “traffic light” coalition is almost formed, what will this mean for Europe and Israel? A review of 2021 episodes of Inside Israel News.
01:10:07
December 05, 2021
Episode 47: Attack of the Omicron Variant! and Discussion of Antisemitism in Eastern Europe
Episode 47: Attack of the Omicron Variant! and Discussion of Antisemitism in Eastern Europe
Israel tightens restrictions in light of the new Omicron Variant. Iran continues to stall nuclear talks and vie for time. A preview of stories upcoming in 2022. Antisemitism in Eastern Europe and understanding the horrors of the 20th Century.
53:38
November 28, 2021
Episode 46: The Change Bloc Passes a Budget and Remembering Kristallnacht
Episode 46: The Change Bloc Passes a Budget and Remembering Kristallnacht
Updates on the News from Israel. A discussion of the new Budget and its implications for the governing coalition. Also, remembering Kristallnacht in 1938 Nazi Germany.
01:01:52
November 10, 2021
Episode 45: Budget Battle
Episode 45: Budget Battle
Israel’s politicians spar over the new budget. Failure to pass the budget could mean new elections next year. Updates on Sudan and the Iran nuclear negotiations.
42:27
November 03, 2021
Episode 44: Coup in Sudan
Episode 44: Coup in Sudan
What is going on in Sudan and what are the implications for the future? Also, an update on news in Israel.
53:47
October 27, 2021
Episode 43: PM Bennett’s “Other Options” for Iran
Episode 43: PM Bennett’s “Other Options” for Iran
What are the possible methods of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities? Israel is concerned about growing organized violence in the Arab-Israeli community. Also, an update on German coalition talks following the recent elections there.
01:01:39
October 20, 2021
Episode 42.1 Supplemental: The Civil War in Yemen
Episode 42.1 Supplemental: The Civil War in Yemen
Yemen is a terrible conflict zone in the geopolitical struggle between Iran and the US-backed Sunni Arab states. Learn about the history of the conflict and the recent news of attempts to conclude the conflict.
43:44
October 08, 2021
Episode 42: Israel warns of Iranian threats, German parties advance coalition talks
Episode 42: Israel warns of Iranian threats, German parties advance coalition talks
Iran may attack Israeli interests. A French rightwing politician who may take 2nd place in France’s Presidential election next year. Also, SPD, FDP, and Grune hold German coalition talks.
45:35
October 07, 2021
Episode 41: Bennett Hints at Israeli Action Against Iran and German election results
Episode 41: Bennett Hints at Israeli Action Against Iran and German election results
In his first speech before the UN General Assembly, PM Naftali Bennett warns “words do not stop centrifuges.” A threat of forthcoming attack on Iran? Also, German parties begin coalition talks with Grune and FDP starting a “citrus” (green-yellow) mini coalition before approaching the larger parties to decide who will lead; will a “traffic light” or “Jamaican” coalition result?
36:18
September 30, 2021
Episode 40: Iron Dome Funding in Question and Upcoming German Elections
Episode 40: Iron Dome Funding in Question and Upcoming German Elections
Several prominent Democrat members of Congress are attempting to torpedo Iron Dome funding to defend Israel from rockets. German elections are coming up, what are the possible results and what might this mean for Israel.
01:06:21
September 23, 2021
Episode 39: Violence in Gaza
Episode 39: Violence in Gaza
Rioters attack Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border. Iran continues its nuclear program. Israel’s Change Bloc government continues to be successful at remaining in office.
36:02
September 12, 2021
Episode 38: As Afghanistan Burns
Episode 38: As Afghanistan Burns
Update on events in Israel including incendiary attacks from Gaza. A discussion of current events in Afghanistan and the complete failure of the current US leadership.
40:59
August 25, 2021
Episode 37: Free Palestine! From its Terrorist Oppressors
Episode 37: Free Palestine! From its Terrorist Oppressors
Comments on the fall of Afghanistan. Also a discussion of the proposed Palestinian state, the oppression of Hamas and Fatah (the Palestinian Authority), and history and demographics of the region.
01:24:55
August 19, 2021
Episode 36: Iran Signals Future Conflict
Episode 36: Iran Signals Future Conflict
Iran’s new President selects cabinet members with terror ties. Netanyahu faces criticism within his Likud party. Also, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on the Mt Eval altar, a critical piece of Jewish history.
29:48
August 13, 2021
Episode 35: News Update and Interview with Aaron Lipkin
Episode 35: News Update and Interview with Aaron Lipkin
Interview with Aaron Lipkin of HiddenIsrael.net about Israeli archaeology, Israeli politics, and current events in the Middle East.
51:56
August 02, 2021
Episode 34: Change Bloc Loses a Critical Vote
Episode 34: Change Bloc Loses a Critical Vote
Netanyahu defeats the Change Bloc on a critical vote. Protests continue among the Palestinians over the death of an anti-government social media activist. IDE Technologies is an Israeli company innovating desalination and waste water reclamation.
28:16
July 19, 2021
Episode 33: President Trump Speaks at CPAC
Episode 33: President Trump Speaks at CPAC
The CPAC conference of the American Conservative Union was held in Dallas featuring Donald Trump. Also, interviews with average conservatives about antisemitism.
23:23
July 12, 2021
Episode 32: Leftwing Jewish Groups Excuse Antisemitism
Episode 32: Leftwing Jewish Groups Excuse Antisemitism
Several left wing Jewish organizations are making excuses for, or omitting mention of, antisemitic comments by Democrat members of Congress. Also, update on Israel’s Change Bloc government. Riots grip the Palestinian Territories as the PA kills an anti-Abbas social media activist.
37:05
June 28, 2021
Episode 31: The Change Bloc Assumes Office
Episode 31: The Change Bloc Assumes Office
Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid take over as Prime Ministers in rotation. Netanyahu promises to “save Israel” from the new government. Polls show Hamas is more popular with Palestinians after the recent conflict.
52:43
June 16, 2021
Episode 30: Netanyahu’s Legacy
Episode 30: Netanyahu’s Legacy
The Change Bloc is scheduled to take office on Sunday. Netanyahu has conceded. What is Bibi Netanyahu’s legacy as Israel’s longest serving Prime Minister?
43:37
June 11, 2021
Episode 29: Does the Change Bloc have the Votes?
Episode 29: Does the Change Bloc have the Votes?
Bennett and Lapid are holding their coalition together as rightwing activists pressure individual Members of the Knesset to vote against the Change Bloc. Bennett says it is time for Bibi Netanyahu to retire with grace.
38:12
June 08, 2021
Episode 28: The Change Bloc says it has formed a coalition
Episode 28: The Change Bloc says it has formed a coalition
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett have announced that they have a coalition agreement and the votes to form a government. Bibi Netanyahu may be serving his final days as Prime Minister. Isaac Herzog was elected the 11th President of Israel.
40:12
June 03, 2021
Episode 27: Anti-Zionism is Racism
Episode 27: Anti-Zionism is Racism
Holding Arabs to a lower standard when it comes to violence and tolerating their oppression by tyrannical terrorist organizations is racist. Also, updates on international news and Israeli politics.
43:45
May 28, 2021
Episode 26: Defending Israel
Episode 26: Defending Israel
Learn how to defend Israel against antisemitism and the most common inane attacks on Israel. Also, updates on international news and Israeli politics.
55:06
May 25, 2021
Episode 25: A Ceasefire has been agreed, there is still no progress on forming a government
Episode 25: A Ceasefire has been agreed, there is still no progress on forming a government
Hamas agrees to cease firing rockets at Israel. The political impasse continues over Netanyahu’s continued leadership. Israeli Presidential candidates have come forward.
38:11
May 20, 2021
Episode 24: Rocket Attacks Continue, Bennett now seeks a Rightwing government
Episode 24: Rocket Attacks Continue, Bennett now seeks a Rightwing government
Calls for ceasefire continue as terrorist organizations fire rockets at Israeli civilians. Israel is devastating Gaza terrorist groups. Naftali Bennett is no longer negotiating with Lapid for a unity Change Bloc government, he is seeking a government with Netanyahu.
31:27
May 17, 2021
Episode 23: Israel Under Attack
Episode 23: Israel Under Attack
A weak administration in Washington DC and the political impasse in Israel are contributing to an unstable situation. Rockets are being fired by the hundreds against Israeli civilians. Arab rioters in Lod burn Synagogues.
28:25
May 13, 2021
Episode 22: Can Lapid’s Centre-left “Change Bloc” form a coalition government?
Episode 22: Can Lapid’s Centre-left “Change Bloc” form a coalition government?
Yair Lapid has a mandate to form a government. He is in talks with right wing politician Naftali Bennett to form a coalition with a rotation as Prime Minister. What would their cabinet look like?
36:19
May 10, 2021
Episode 21: The Case Against Bibi Netanyahu
Episode 21: The Case Against Bibi Netanyahu
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s behavior seems to be proving his opponents assertions correct; that he is simply clinging to power for his own benefit. Yair Lapid receives the mandate to form a government. There is a good chance that the “unity” anti-Netanyahu coalition could come together.
31:53
May 06, 2021
Episode 20: US and Israel Discuss Iran and Time is Running Out for Netanyahu
Episode 20: US and Israel Discuss Iran and Time is Running Out for Netanyahu
Mossad Director met with President Biden to discuss Iran. Netanyahu’s time to form a government is coming to a close. Also, the terrible tragedy at Mt. Meron which led to 45 deaths.
32:59
May 03, 2021
Episode 19: Arabs riot, $250 million for the PA, and Bibi’s last ditch effort to form a coalition.
Episode 19: Arabs riot, $250 million for the PA, and Bibi’s last ditch effort to form a coalition.
The Biden Admin says Israeli delegation will not change their approach to the Iran Deal. PA President Mahmoud Abbas may delay elections. Bibi is running out of time to form a government.
41:07
April 26, 2021
Episode 18: Iran continues to enrich uranium, could there be a direct election for Prime Minister?
Episode 18: Iran continues to enrich uranium, could there be a direct election for Prime Minister?
IAEA says Iran is enriching uranium to 60% as the Biden Admin continues to fumble negotiations. With no easy path to a coalition, could Israel hold a direct election for Prime Minister?
39:54
April 19, 2021
Episode 17.1 Israeli Independence Day Special
Episode 17.1 Israeli Independence Day Special
Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem and translation. The meaning of Zionism and Israel to the Jews. A brief history of the Israeli War of Independence 1948-49.
55:19
April 14, 2021
Episode 17: Israel strikes back at Iran’s nuclear program and coalition talks enter a new phase.
Episode 17: Israel strikes back at Iran’s nuclear program and coalition talks enter a new phase.
Israel sabotaged the Iranian nuclear program as the US seeks to renter the Obama-Era nuclear deal. Netanyahu and Bennett discuss a rotation in office as coalition talks begin in earnest.
44:36
April 12, 2021
Episode 16: Who will have the first go at forming a coalition?
Episode 16: Who will have the first go at forming a coalition?
Israel is concerned about the US position staked out ahead of forthcoming Iran talks. Was there an attempted coup in Jordan? Pro and anti-Netanyahu factions vie for a majority coalition.
36:40
April 06, 2021
Episode 15: Election in Review can pro or anti-Netanyahu parties form a coalition?
Episode 15: Election in Review can pro or anti-Netanyahu parties form a coalition?
Attention shifts to Naftali Bennett and the ten Arab Knesset members as to how they might influence the coalition building process.
30:25
March 30, 2021
Episode 14.1 Supplement Election Results with 90% of ballots counted.
Episode 14.1 Supplement Election Results with 90% of ballots counted.
Supplemental episode with election results as of 90% of ballots counted.
19:32
March 24, 2021
Episode 14: Election Update - Final polls and analysis before the Tuesday Election in Israel
Episode 14: Election Update - Final polls and analysis before the Tuesday Election in Israel
Polls show Netanyahu has a path to reelection, but it will be a close call. Anti-Bibi parties are trying to coax the undeclared parties into their fold.
31:13
March 21, 2021
Episode 13.1 Supplemental: Could Naftali Bennett be the next Prime Minister of Israel?
Episode 13.1 Supplemental: Could Naftali Bennett be the next Prime Minister of Israel?
Naftali Bennett’s Yamina Party has pulled ahead of Gideon Sa’ar’s Party. Could he be the alternative candidate to succeed Netanyahu? What would that coalition look like?
23:02
March 15, 2021
Episode 13: As election nears Netanyahu says no to any rotation in office as Prime Minister.
Episode 13: As election nears Netanyahu says no to any rotation in office as Prime Minister.
Bibi will not accept a rotation as Prime Minister. Bennett remains kingmaker who could solidify either coalition. Sa’ar, Bibi’s main opponent, has fallen to third place. Latest polls included.
38:24
March 14, 2021
Episode 12: Israeli Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elections
Episode 12: Israeli Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elections
Yair Lapid takes a back seat, Michaeli says Benny Gantz should quit, Israelis feel their society is deeply divided.
37:39
March 08, 2021
Episode 11: Why Iran is Israel’s Greatest Threat and a New Poll One Month From Election Day.
Episode 11: Why Iran is Israel’s Greatest Threat and a New Poll One Month From Election Day.
Iran is Israel’s most dangerous enemy because of their intelligence and industry. Iranians are very smart people who modernized considerably in the 60’s and 70’s before the Islamist Revolution placed power in the hands of fanatical religious clerics. Also, a new poll from Haaretz about a month out from Election Day.
41:18
March 02, 2021
Episode 10: The Iran Deal and A Discussion of the Forthcoming Election.
Episode 10: The Iran Deal and A Discussion of the Forthcoming Election.
The Biden Administration is looking to return to the Obama Era nuclear deal. The key issues in the election are discussed along with the history of the Labor Party and Israel’s traditional left.
30:13
February 21, 2021
Episode 9.6 Supplement 4 Elections in 2 Years Part 3
Episode 9.6 Supplement 4 Elections in 2 Years Part 3
The 2020 Election was somewhat inconclusive but did ultimately lead to the emergency unity government between Netanyahu and Gantz. The breakup of that government has led to a fourth election in 2 years.
14:16
February 19, 2021
Episode 9.5 Supplement 4 Elections in 2 Years Part 2
Episode 9.5 Supplement 4 Elections in 2 Years Part 2
The September 2019 election was the second election held that year that once again produced no result and led to a third election.
15:49
February 19, 2021
Episode 9.4 Supplement 4 Elections in 2 years Part 1
Episode 9.4 Supplement 4 Elections in 2 years Part 1
The lead up to the first Knesset Election in 2019, the election results, and the failure to form a coalition.
28:01
February 19, 2021
Episode 9.3 Part 2 of a 2 Part Supplemental About the Structure of the Israeli Government.
Episode 9.3 Part 2 of a 2 Part Supplemental About the Structure of the Israeli Government.
Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, is discussed along with its Cabinet.
41:19
February 19, 2021
Episode 9.2 Part 1 of a 2 Part Supplemental About the Structure of the Israeli Government
Episode 9.2 Part 1 of a 2 Part Supplemental About the Structure of the Israeli Government
Israel’s court system and ceremonial Presidency are described.
40:26
February 19, 2021
Episode 9.1 Supplemental: The Abraham Accords
Episode 9.1 Supplemental: The Abraham Accords
The rise of Iran and changing threats in the Middle East brought Israel and several Arab states closer together. Learn about the new alliance and it’s implications for the future.
42:21
February 16, 2021
Episode 9: Virus Restrictions are lifted and Israel’s Center-Left Parties are Described.
Episode 9: Virus Restrictions are lifted and Israel’s Center-Left Parties are Described.
Israel looks to end it’s virus lockdowns. Iran will end inspections soon which is placing pressure on the new US administration to act. Also, descriptions of Israel’s center-left Yesh Atid and Blue and White Parties.
31:47
February 15, 2021
Episode 8: New Polls Define the March Israeli Elections
Episode 8: New Polls Define the March Israeli Elections
Iran continues to banter as negotiations to restore the Obama era nuclear deal are discussed. New polls give insight into how Israeli voters perceive the election.
32:02
February 07, 2021
Episode 7: Gidon Sa’ar advances his platform and Iran may be close to nuclear weapons.
Episode 7: Gidon Sa’ar advances his platform and Iran may be close to nuclear weapons.
Gidon Sa’ar continues to challenge Bibi Netanyahu as he aspires to succeed him, Iran may be close to developing nuclear weapons, and learn about Israel’s ultra-orthodox religious parties.
28:32
January 31, 2021
Episode 6: US Israel Relations, News, and the Centre-Right Parties
Episode 6: US Israel Relations, News, and the Centre-Right Parties
Israel will soon receive a new Ambassador from the United States. Updates on the virus crisis, Israeli energy plans, and a description of the Yisrael Beteinu and Yamina parties.
34:02
January 24, 2021
Episode 5: Iran Looming, an end to the COVID crisis in Israel, and history of the Likud Party.
Episode 5: Iran Looming, an end to the COVID crisis in Israel, and history of the Likud Party.
Iran is enriching uranium and the Biden team is talking about restoring the Iran Deal. Elections have been called for the Palestinians. Learn about the Likud Party, Israel’s main centre-right party. Likud has been the dominant force in Israeli politics since the late ‘70s.
35:57
January 17, 2021
Episode 4: Arab-Israeli Parties and polls of Palestinian Arabs.
Episode 4: Arab-Israeli Parties and polls of Palestinian Arabs.
Israeli Arab Parties and new developments in the political views ofArab-Israeli minority. Also, polls of Palestinian Arabs and insights into their political situation.
39:24
January 13, 2021
Episode 3: The Zombie Labor Party
Episode 3: The Zombie Labor Party
Labor is resurrected from the dead like the Biblical vision of the Valley of Dry Bones. Gidon Sa’ar proposes term limits for the Prime Minister. Also, polls of current thinking on the part of the Palestinians Arabs.
32:28
December 30, 2020
Episode 2: Israel’s March 2021 Election: Bibi’s Game of Dreidel
Episode 2: Israel’s March 2021 Election: Bibi’s Game of Dreidel
Naftali Bennett says he will not join a coalition with Netanyahu further weakening Bibi’s chances at reelection. Four possible election outcomes are explored as a game of Dreidel.
27:08
December 27, 2020
Inside Israel News: Election March 2021 Introduction
Inside Israel News: Election March 2021 Introduction
The Knesset has formally dissolved and called for new elections; the fourth election in two years. Will Netanyahu win another term? Can his latest competitor unseat him?
42:01
December 27, 2020