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A weekly podcast going beyond the headlines, bringing you the latest details and analysis from Israel and the region.
183 Episodes
Ilan Goldenberg discusses Israel, Iran, the JCPOA, and the future of Israel-Arab state normalization under the Biden administration.Support the show (
Host Evan Gottesman speaks with Shira Efron and Daniel Egel of the RAND Corporation about their new study, "Alternatives in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," examining Israeli and Palestinian responses to five proposed outcomes to the conflict.Read: "Alternatives in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" from the RAND CorporationRead: "In Search of a Viable Option: Evaluating Outcomes to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" from Israel Policy ForumSupport the show (
A Realistic Reset

A Realistic Reset


What does a realistic reset of U.S. foreign policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict look like? Michael Koplow (Israel Policy Forum), Shira Efron (Israel Policy Forum), and Ibrahim Eid Dalalsha (Horizon Center) outline a vision for a new approach under the Biden administration.Support the show (
Vaccine Controversy

Vaccine Controversy


Eli, Evan, and Shanie talk with Noa Shusterman of INSS (previously an Israel Policy Pod host!) to discuss her recent article on the vaccine controversy entitled "The Palestinians and COVID-19 Vaccines: An Israeli Responsibility?"You can read the full article here: the show (
With the deadline for registering party lists in the rearview, the final stages of Israel's election campaign are now underway. Listen to our Tuesday briefing with an update on the state of the race with Amir Tibon of Haaretz.Support the show (
With another Israeli election just six weeks away Shanie Reichman, Evan Gottesman, and Eli Kowaz break down the state of play after the February 4 party registration deadline.Support the show (
Center for a New American Security Senior Adjunct Fellow Elisa Catalano Ewers and Associate Fellow Kaleigh Thomas discuss the Biden administration's priorities in the Middle East and its approach to policy issues including arms sales initiated under the Trump administration, future Arab-Israeli normalization agreements, U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, and engagement with Iran.Support the show (
Israeli attorney Daniel Seidemann joins host Evan Gottesman to discuss how the development of a new Jewish settlement in Givat Hamatos could imperil a viable resolution to the status of Jerusalem.Support the show (
The past four years have seen momentous developments in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and American foreign policy. As New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief, David Halbfinger was witness to many of these important stories, which continue to shape events on the ground in the Middle East and the Biden administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On this episode, David shares a look back on his tenure in Israel.Support the show (
Host Evan Gottesman speaks with IPF Atid San Francisco Steering Committee member Nathan Kurz about his new book, Jewish Internationalism and Human Rights After the Holocaust, which examines the tension between Jewish human rights advocacy and support for the Israeli government during the Cold War. If you would like to purchase Nathan's book, you can save 20% by using code "Kurz2020" when ordering from Cambridge University Press.Support the show (
Carnegie Endowment Senior Fellow Aaron David Miller examines the Trump administration's policy legacy in the Middle East and President-elect Joe Biden's priorities in the region.Support the show (
Ilan Goldenberg, Michael Koplow, and Tamara Cofman Wittes present findings and recommendations from their recently published policy report, "A New U.S. Strategy for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Hosted by Israel Policy Forum Board Chair Susie Gelman. Download the report here.Support the show (
Hosts Evan Gottesman and Eli Kowaz speak with Times of Israel Diplomatic Correspondent Tal Schneider about Israeli perceptions of the far-right attack on the United States Capitol Building. Then, the Israel Policy Pod team checks in with Israel Policy Forum Director of Government Relations Aaron Weinberg, who lives and works in Washington, DC.Read Aaron Weinberg's reflection the Capitol Hill attack in JTA: the show (
Israeli Political Breakdown

Israeli Political Breakdown


With Knesset elections on the horizon yet again and new political parties replacing old ones, journalist Barak Ravid provides insights into the new political landscape taking shape in Israel.Support the show (
In our final episode of the year, Eli Kowaz talks to Neri Zilber about Israel's upcoming March elections as the list of parties begins to take shape. Topics include the creation of a new party on the Israeli left led by Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi's decision to step away from national politics, for the time being, dealing yet another blow to Benny Gantz's Blue and White.Support the show (
This episode features a recording of our latest Israel Policy Briefing, a discussion between Board Chair Susie Gelman and Hussein Ibish of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington on the political interplay between the Palestinian leadership and the Gulf countries in the age of normalization.Support the show (
Host Evan Gottesman speaks with Einat Levi, a researcher at the Israeli think tank Mitvim who specializes in Israel-Morocco relations, about the history of Israel's ties with Rabat, the new normalization agreement between Israel and Morocco, and the impact of U.S. recognition of Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara.Support the show (
This week's episode includes recordings of two panels from Israel Policy Forum's virtual annual event, with Abner Goldstine, Yossi Klein Halevi, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Susie Gelman, and Rep. Ted Deutch, including never-before-released material not featured during the event premiere.Support the show (
Host Shanie Reichman chats with Gadi Baltiansky of the Geneva Initiative about his decades-long commitment to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and unlikely partners in pursuit of a two-state solution.  Learn more about his work at Support the show (
Another Israeli Election?

Another Israeli Election?


Israeli political journalist Tal Schneider examines the possibility of another Israeli election and the implications it would carry for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Benny Gantz, Gideon Saar, and the Joint List.Support the show (
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Abhinav Saxena


Dec 2nd
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