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Here are two thoughts I believe need to be held at once: Hamas's attack on Oct. 7 was heinous, murderous and unforgivable, and that makes it more, not less, important to try to understand what Hamas is, how it sees itself and how it presents itself to Palestinians.Tareq Baconi is the author of “Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance,” one of the best books on Hamas's rise and recent history. He's done extensive work interviewing members of Hamas and mapping the organization's beliefs and structure.In this conversation, we discuss the foundational disagreement between Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization, why Hamas fought the Oslo peace process, the “violent equilibrium” between Hamas and the Israeli right wing, what Hamas's 2017 charter reveals about its political goals, why the right of return is sacred for many Palestinians (and what it means in practice), how the leadership vacuum is a “core question” for Palestinians, why democratic elections for Palestinians are the first step toward continuing negotiations in the future and more.Book Recommendations:The Hundred Years' War on Palestine by Rashid KhalidiReturning to Haifa by Ghassan KanafaniLight in Gaza edited by Jehad Abusalim, Jennifer Bing and Mike Merryman-LotzeThoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at email@example.com.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.This episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” was produced by Kristin Lin. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris, with Mary Marge Locker and Kate Sinclair. Our senior engineer is Jeff Geld. Our senior editor is Claire Gordon. The show's production team also includes Emefa Agawu and Rollin Hu. Original music by Isaac Jones. Audience strategy by Kristina Samulewski and Shannon Busta. The executive producer of New York Times Opinion Audio is Annie-Rose Strasser. Special thanks to Sonia Herrero.
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Today is day 53 of the war. Political correspondent Tal Schneider and Arab affairs reporter Luca Pacchiani join host Jessica Steinberg for today's podcast. Schneider talks about the details emerging about the conditions of the hostages' captivity, as four separate groups of hostages have been released, and the Hamas propaganda surrounding the release of each group. Pacchiani discusses comments by Fatah's Jabril Rajoub about the October 7 massacres, and the rise of support for Hamas in the West Bank, including Ramallah, headquarters of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah. Pacchiani also talks about an interview with Lebanese Christian Jonathan Elkhoury, raised in Haifa, and now a voice of advocacy for Israel on US college campuses. For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel's ongoing live blog. Discussed articles include: Live blog November 28, 2023 9 children, including 3-year-old twins, and 2 mothers released from Hamas captivity Daughter of critically ill 84-year-old freed hostage: Red Cross ‘abandoned' her Israel and Hamas agree to extend Gaza truce by two days, say US, Qatar Senior Fatah official justifies Oct. 7 massacre as ‘defensive war' against Israel Lebanese Israeli advocate on US colleges post-Oct. 7: ‘Many don't see Israelis as humans' THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas's onslaught on Israel THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Renana Gome (middle) with her sons, Yagil (left) and Or, reunited after the boys' release from Hamas captivity since October 7, 2023 (Courtesy)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this replay episode from the podcast Space Construction, organizational architect and workspace strategist Alon Schwartz interviews Dart Lindsley to discuss the management philosophy behind Work for Humans. Join them as they discuss why employees are customers, the origin of Work for Humans, AI's role in work design, and other topics. Alon Schwartz is an organizational and strategic consultant in high-tech, commercial businesses, the public sector, and associations, among other sectors. As a professional workplace strategist with over a decade of experience, he uses advanced tools to analyze, diagnose, and innovate workspaces to improve productivity and collaboration. In this episode, Dart and Alon discuss:- The role of a business architect- The data that showed Dart employees as customers- Exchanging value versus money- The origin of Work for Humans- A 1-sided manager versus a 2-sided manager- How to discover the work your employees want- Scaling the right kind of work- AI's role in work design- And other topics…Alon Schwartz is an organizational and strategic consultant in high-tech, commercial businesses, the public sector, and associations, among other sectors. As a professional workplace strategist with over a decade of experience, he uses advanced tools to analyze, diagnose, and innovate workspaces to improve productivity and collaboration. Alon holds a Master's degree in sociology from the University of Haifa and currently resides in Israel.Resources mentioned:Original interview episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/638CS3epejTGa35fooFznR?si=FZ8mAiYGRF27g63rXF5HdQ&nd=1The Experience Economy, by Joe Pine II: https://www.amazon.com/Experience-Economy-Updated-Joseph-Pine/dp/1422161978 Connect with Alon:Alon's show Space Construction: https://open.spotify.com/show/6WyNVJRQ19vx1Cn9SMtQML LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alon-schwartz-vphr/
Thoroughly appreciated this "Best of" conversation with Dr. Yuval Levin which we originally had right after the terrible attacks of October 7th in Israel. It was especially timely to have Dr. Yuval Levin on the program as he's not only one of this country's foremost scholars and policy experts, he's originally from Haifa, Israel. So we, of course, discussed what's happening there; however, our recording was only a couple days after the terrorist attacks that sparked the war. We did get to discuss a number of other pressing issues such as Dr. Levin's advocacy for ranked choice voting in primary elections; how to structure institutions to create the right kind of culture; whether our political positions come first or our philosophical and ethical moorings are primary; how Yuval is really just reiterating Aristotle for contemporary society - i.e. "What kind of person do I want to be? And what would that kind of person do in this situation?" With that in mind, a central theme of this program came up: How do we engage with friends, family and neighbors when so many are expressing extremist views? Dr. Levin's recommendation is that sometimes, at Thanksgiving, we just have to say, "I really think you're wrong. Now, pass the gravy..." and leave it at that. And I bet you never knew Alexis de Tocqueville could have been a Borscht Belt comedian! Yuval Levin is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. The founder and editor of National Affairs, he is also a senior editor at The New Atlantis, a contributing editor at National Review, and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. Dr. Levin served as a member of the White House domestic policy staff under President George W. Bush. And he has published essays and articles in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Commentary. He is the author of several books on political theory and public policy, most recently A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream. Talkin' Politics & Religion Without Killin' Each Other is part of The Democracy Group, a network of podcasts that examines what's broken in our democracy and how we can work together to fix it. Please support our wonderful sponsor Meza Wealth Management: https://www.mezawealth.com/ And you can find Corey on all the socials @coreysnathan such as www.threads.net/@coreysnathan.
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Today is day 45 of the war. Military reporter Emanuel Fabian and reporter Canaan Lidor join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today's podcast. 65 soldiers have been killed so far in the ground offensive in Gaza. The IDF has presented evidence that several hostages taken from Israel into Gaza on October 7 were indeed in the Shifa Hospital compound and that one at least was killed there. Fabian fills us in. Yesterday, we reported that Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed that they had hijacked an Israeli cargo ship traveling through the Red Sea. Israel, for its part, blamed Iran for the incident and denied that the vessel was Israeli. Fabian untangles the knot? Even as the first mixed-gender unit entered Gaza yesterday, there are reports that senior commanders refused to heed the warnings of the young female surveillance soldiers tasked with watching the Gaza border in the weeks before the brutal Hamas massacre on October 7. The soldiers believe sexism was a factor in their being ignored, according to a Haaretz report. The October 30 burial of Alina Plahti, who was killed by Hamas at the Supernova rave, roiled the nation because she was buried outside the main cemetery in Beit She'an. Her father is Jewish, she served in the IDF, but she dropped out of her conversion program three years ago. Lidor explains. Lidor dives into the increase of inflammatory language out of South Africa, including the use of "genocide." And finally, Lidor tells of a group of Jewish and Arab Israelis who are working together to clean up the bomb shelters in Haifa. For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel's ongoing live blog. Discussed articles include: Live blog November 20, 2023 IDF: Hostage was killed in Shifa; clip shows Hamas take 2 other hostages there on Oct 7 Surveillance soldiers charge sexism a factor in their Oct. 7 warnings being ignored Yemen's Houthis claim to hijack Israeli ship in Red Sea; Jerusalem: It isn't Israeli After Oct. 7 victim buried outside cemetery, fence separating non-Jews lowered In Haifa, bomb shelter cleanup action fosters Arab-Jewish partnership THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Stories of civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas's onslaught on Israel THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Hamas terrorists bring a hostage into Shifa Hospital as seen on surveillance footage from October 7, 2023. (IDF)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How do our individual experiences shape our political views? What role do our own stories and memories play in how we think about the world around us? How can we use our memories — even our most painful ones — to help build a more peaceful politics? These are complicated questions, and not of the variety we often ask on this show. But historian Omer Bartov thinks that trying to answer them is essential to finding political solutions to our most vexing problems. And in his new book “Genocide, the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine: First-Person History in Times of Crisis,” Bartov powerfully makes the case. On this episode of Trending Globally, Dan Richards talks with Bartov about the book — which weaves together personal stories, historical analyses and a moral critique of Israel's treatment of Palestinians — and how individual stories and personal memories are inextricably linked to the politics we create. Although this podcast was scheduled before the current Israeli-Palestinian crisis, the interview took place in the wake of the events of October 7 and therefore those events are a big part of the conversation. But as this conversation hopefully makes clear, Bartov's book and analysis are even more important and relevant in our current moment.Learn more about an purchase “Genocide, the Holocuast, and Israel-Palestine: First-Person History in Times of Crisis”Reading recommendations from Omer Bartov:“Gate of the Sun” and “Children of the Ghetto” by Elias Khoury“Khirbet Khizeh” by S. Yizhar“Facing the Forests” A. B. Yehoshua“Return to Haifa” by Ghassan KanafanlLearn more about the Watson Institute's other podcastsTranscript coming soon to our website
Julia Bernstein kommt 1972 in der Ukrainischen Sowjetrepublik zur Welt und wandert wegen des grassierenden Antisemitismus mit achtzehn nach Israel aus. An der Universität Haifa studiert sie Kunstgeschichte, Soziologie und Kulturanthropologie und promoviert mit einer Arbeit über russischsprachige jüdische Migrant:innen in Israel und Deutschland.
Just over 20% of Israel's population are Palestinian citizens of Israel - or Israeli Arabs - making them the largest minority in the country. They're distinct from the Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza as most have citizenship and far greater freedoms. However, they complain of discrimination and even in “mixed” cities the Jews and Palestinians tend to co-exist rather than interact. Following the attacks and killing of Israeli citizens on 07 October by Hamas and the subsequent bombing and killing of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli army tensions are high. That's where Standing Together comes in. It's a peace movement, comprising Jews and Palestinians who are trying to jointly diffuse tensions on the streets of their neighbourhoods. For Assignment Emily Wither talks to two Jewish Israelis and two Palestinian citizens of Israel, who work for the organisation, about their different experiences of growing up in Israel and their hopes for the future. Presenter: Emily Wither Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Penny Murphy Sound Engineer: James Beard Production Coordinator: Gemma Ashman (Image: Members of a Jewish-Arab peace group hanging posters together in Haifa. Credit: Emily Wither/BBC)
La guerra disumanizza, la guerra impedisce di vedere nell'altro una persona con una sua particolare storia e dignità. Per questo c'è bisogno sempre di più di dare un volto, un nome e un cognome a coloro che la guerra la vivono direttamente. Hussam Abu Sini si definisce "un arabo del 48", un discendente di quei palestinesi che non fuggirono dalle loro case e che vennero inglobati dentro lo stato di Israele. Hussam è cristiano, nato a Nazareth in Galilea, poi ha studiato medicina in Italia e ora vive con la sua famiglia ad Haifa. Gli abbiamo chiesto cosa significa vivere per un arabo in Israele oggi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Siden Hamas terrorangreb i Israel 7. oktober og den efterfølgende Israelske krigserklæring og bombning af civilbefolkningen i Gaza, er bølgerne gået højt på sociale medier, hvor mange får deres informationer om situationen.Det er dog mindre sandsynligt at folk får informationer fra palæstinensiske organisationer, journalister og sociale media brugere. Det skyldes blandt andet skæve moderationspolitiker fra store sociale medieplatforme som Meta og X, der i ofte overmodererer palæstinensisk indhold, samtidig med at hadtale og voldsopfordringer rettet mod palæstinensere i omfattende grad får lov at blive oppe. Den palæstinensiske digitale rettighedsorganisation Hamleh har dokumenteret hvordan situationen påvirker palæstinensiske digitale rettigheder, herunder hadtale, trusler, opfordringer til vold, censur og misinformation.De har udgivet briefingen ”The palestinian digital rights situation since october 7th”, som vi fik deres direktør Nadim Nashif til at fortælle os om over en internetforbindelse fra byen Haifa, hvor organisation har sit hovedkontor. Vært: Maia Kahlke LorentzenGæst: Nadim NashifJournalister der rapporterer fra Gaza som Nadim nævner :Wizard Bisan https://www.instagram.com/wizard_bisan1/Plestia Alaqad: https://www.instagram.com/byplestia/Motaz Azaiza: https://www.instagram.com/motaz_azaiza/ Andre medier han nævnte er: Quds News network, Sada News og Radio 24 fm Kilder og links:Hamlehs rapport ”Palestinian Digital Rights Situation since October 7th” https://7amleh.org/2023/11/01/briefing-on-the-palestinian-digital-rights-situation-since-october-7th-2023 BSR's rapport om METAs moderation af Israelsk og Palæstinensisk indhold: https://www.bsr.org/en/reports/meta-human-rights-israel-palestineWhatsapp AI genererer emojis af palæstinensiske børn med geværer: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/nov/02/whatsapps-ai-palestine-kids-gun-gaza-bias-israelPalæstinenseres instagram biografier automatoversat til ”terrorist”: https://www.404media.co/instagram-palestinian-arabic-bio-translation/Billeder fra et hospital i Gaza blev censureret for ”nøgenhed” af Meta: https://theintercept.com/2023/10/18/gaza-hospital-instagram-facebook-censored/ Reklame fra det israelske udenrigsministerium:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh8t8sHnTng Undersøgelse af Google ads: https://x.com/sophiasgaler/status/1715642497588715981?s=20 Facebook filerne: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-facebook-files-11631713039
The recent news of the violence and murder of thousands of people in Palestine and Israel has sent shockwaves around the world. In the midst of conflict lies confusion and finger-pointing. In this very special episode of For People, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Archbishop Hosam E. Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem. His jurisdiction covers Palestine, Israel, The Westbank, and other territories and states. They discuss the current conflict and preserving the dignity of every person - that in this time of war peacebuilding across the table must be the response. They delve into the crucial role the church plays in fostering a lasting, just solution for both Israelis and Palestinians, even in an environment characterized by tension and mistrust. Listen in for the full conversation.Give to The Diocese of Jerusalem here.The Most Reverend Hosam Elias Naoum was consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in June, 2020, and he was installed as Diocesan and the 15th Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem on May 13, 2021. He was born in Haifa in 1974 and grew up in Shefa'amr in Galilee. Married to his wife Rafa, they have a son and two daughters: Wadie, Laurice, and Krista.As Diocesan Bishop, Archbishop Hosam is the Chief Pastor of the 28 parishes spread through the five political regions of Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. As Bishop, he is also Chairman of the Board of each of more than thirty institutions of education and healthcare spread throughout the five countries of the Diocese, including Gaza. The diocesan schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation and vocational training centers provide the best possible services while reaching out to assist those who cannot afford to pay for services and strengthening the Christian presence in this region.In a multicultural, multi-faith, multi-ethnic diocese spread across five countries, Archbishop Naoum is a strong advocate for peace and reconciliation. A significant member of many ecumenical and interfaith organizations, he works with the Archbishop of Canterbury on Anglican and interfaith issues. One of the thirteen recognized Heads of Churches in Israel, Archbishop Naoum faithfully encourages leaders of the Churches to make every effort to strengthen the Christian presence as a moderate and mediating Body in a region torn by anxiety and unrest.In May of 2023, Archbishop Hosam also became the Primate over the entire Province of Jerusalem & the Middle East, which includes not only the Diocese of Jerusalem, but also the Diocese of Cyprus & the Gulf and the Diocese of Iran. In January of that same year, he was also elected as Vice Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council at the ACC-18 Meeting in Ghana, a representative body that serves as one of the uniting Instruments of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.Support the show
On this edition of Parallax Views, our coverage of Israel/Palestine and the bombing of Gaza by Israel in retaliation for the October 7th Hamas attack. Investigative journalist and attorney Charlotte Dennett, the daughter of American master spy Daniel Dennet and author of Follow the Pipelines: Uncovering the Mystery of a Lost Spy and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil (as well as the co-author, with her husband Gerard Colby, of the classic Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil), joins the show to discuss the recent turmoil in the Middle East, specifically in Gaza and Israel, in relation to what has been called "The Great Game for Oil". We discuss oil pipelines, her father Daniel Dennett and Saudi Arabia, oil war history dating back to WWI and WWII, Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, the city of Haifa, geopolitics, the Iraq War, and much, much more. You may find looking at the cover of Charlotte's book as well as the map in this episode description useful while listening to this episode.
In the wake of the recent violence in Palestine and Israel, the show returns to an interview taped in June 2021 with scholars Shir Alon and Joseph Farag, who join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss how Palestinian and Israeli writers have written about the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Farag talks about the evolution of the portrayal of the Palestinian self in literature throughout history, as well as some of the themes and writers discussed in his book, Palestinian Literature in Exile: Gender, Aesthetics and Resistance in the Short Story. Alon explains how the unprocessed trauma of the history of massacre and expulsion of Palestinians seems to stage an appearance in Israeli literature every decade. She also talks about Dolly City by Orly Castel-Bloom, Minor Detail by Adania Shibli, and Funeral at Noon by Yeshayahu Koren. To hear the full episode, subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. Check out video versions of our interviews on the Fiction/Non/Fiction Instagram account, the Fiction/Non/Fiction YouTube Channel, and our show website: https://www.fnfpodcast.net/ This episode is produced by Andrea Tudhope and Anne Kniggendorf. Selected readings: Shir Alon Static: Labor, Temporality, and Literary Form in Middle Eastern Modernisms (forthcoming book) “The Ongoing Nakba and the Grammar of History,” LA Review of Books “No One to See Here: Genres of Neutralization and the Ongoing Nakba” “Gendering the Arab-Jew: Feminism and Jewish Studies After Ella Shohat” Joseph Farag Palestinian Literature in Exile Gender, Aesthetics and Resistance in the Short Story Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: ‘Palestinian Literature and Film' Others Updated links: An Open Letter in Support of Adania Shibli From More Than 350 Writers, Editors, and Publishers, Literary Hub “Tension Over the Israel-Hamas War Casts a Pall Over Frankfurt Book Fair,” by Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris, The New York Times The LiBeraturpreis 2023 (press release by Litprom) "We want to make Jewish and Israeli voices especially visible at the book fair" | Frankfurter Buchmesse “Palestinian voices ‘shut down' at Frankfurt Book Fair, say authors,” The Guardian Original links: Amos Oz David Grossman Facing the Forests by A. B. Yehoshua Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar The Old New Land (Altneuland) by Theodor Herzl Men in the Sun, Palestine's Children: Returning to Haifa and Other Stories, and All That's Left to You: A Novella and Other Stories by Ghassan Kanafani "A Lover from Palestine," "ID Card," and many others by Mahmoud Darwish The Ship by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra Wild Thorns and Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh Eye of the Mirror and A Balcony Over the Fakihani by Liana Badr Nathan Alterman Funeral at Noon by Yeshayahu Koren Minor Detail by Adania Shibli Dolly City by Orly Castel-Bloom The Sound of Our Steps by Ronit Matalon Waltz with Bashir (film) by Ari Folman The Pessoptimist by Emile Habibi Divine Intervention, The Time that Remains, and It Must Be Heaven (films) by Elia Suleiman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join us for a laborious and enlivening conversation on birth and rebirth, hope and fear, beauty and chaos, spirit and matter - winding through the tunnels of Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel (Ph.D. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010) is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jewish History and Thought at the University of Haifa where she heads the Posen Saulire Foundation-funded Jewish Israeli Culture Program. She also serves as Research Fellow at the Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Her research deals with intersections between mysticism, gender, and psychoanalysis. Dr. Kara-Ivanov Kaniel was a postdoctoral fellow at New York University, the HBI center at Brandeis University, and a Kreitman and Matanel at Ben-Gurion University. She also headed a Research Group on “Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah” at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Her book Holiness and Transgression: Mothers of the Messiah in the Jewish Myth was published by Academic Studies Press (2017). Her book Human Ropes—Birth in Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis” won the Gorgias Press competition for Jewish Thought and will soon be published by De Gruyter Press. Her new book, The Feminine Messiah: King David in the Image of the Shekhina in Kabbalistic Literature (2021) was published recently by Brill. A poet and editor of poetry, as well as translator of Russian poets into Hebrew, her book The World Has No Silence (2011) won the Rachel Negev Literature Award. Her The Soul is Moved was published in the Ritmus Poetry Series of the Hakibbutz Hameuhad Press in 2017. Her latest poetry book, Diamonds and Ashes, will be published by Pardes Press in 2022. Think better. Do better. Hartman scholars bring you the big Jewish ideas we need for this moment. Study with them in free virtual classes or watch the videos at: www.shalomhartman.org/ideasfortoday - www.youtube.com/@ShalomHartmanInstitute 00:00 Excerpt 00:48 Scholarship 09:09 Ruth's Books 18:40 What is Birth? 24:17 Beauty 32:54 Psychoanalysis 41:23 Hope 48:10 A New Paradigm 56:30 Facing the Fear 59:47 Darkness and Light 1:07:04 Hope 1:09:16 Rebirth 1:11:09 Dreaming 1:12:43 Born again, and again 1:14:54 Not to be or to be? 1:16:32 Closing and opening Join Seekers: https://discord.gg/EQtjK2FWsm https://instagram.com/seekersofunity https://www.twitter.com/seekersofu https://facebook.com/seekersofunity Support Seekers: https://www.patreon.com/seekers https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=RKCYGQSMJFDRU
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Knesset reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn and Tech Israel editor Sharon Wrobel join host Jessica Steinberg on today's episode. Today is day 25 of the war, marked by the return of kidnapped soldier Ori Megidish who was rescued by IDF forces in an overnight raid, proof, said Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, that Israel can rescue hostages as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismisses calls for a ceasefire, calling that a surrender to Hamas. Keller-Lynn discusses the sit-down Gallant held with reporters, in which he delineated phases of the war, currently, he said in its second phase, and expected to take many months in order to rid Gaza of Hamas. Wrobel describes the situation at the Ashdod and Haifa ports, as international shipping companies try to understand those locations vis a vis Gaza and the war with Hamas. Keller-Lynn talks about visit to Kibbutz Nir Oz with Hadas Calderon, who survived the October 7 massacre with two of her children, while her mother and niece were killed and her two other children and ex-husband are captives in Gaza. Steinberg mentions the opening of Empty Beds, an installation at Jerusalem's Safra Square of 230 beds, representing each person taken captive or missing since October 7. For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel's ongoing live blog. Discussed articles include: Live blog October 31, 2023 Gallant: Second stage of war may last months, ‘pockets of resistance' will remain In Jerusalem, hundreds of empty beds and cribs bring home enormity of hostage crisis New National Library opens its doors to readers, semiofficially THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas's onslaught on Israel THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Defense Minister Yoav Gallant speaks with soldiers at staging area not far from the Gaza border, October 19, 2023 (Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Daniel Statman, a professor of philosophy at the University of Haifa, about what it means to wage a moral war.Professor Statman helped revise Ruach Tzahal, the IDF's code of ethics, which outlines the values that determine what the IDF can and can't do during a war. Understanding these specifics is vital in a time when there is so much at stake morally and the Israeli army receives so much (often uninformed) criticism. In this episode we discuss:How does an Israeli moral philosopher react to the recent terror attacks and their repercussions?What are the ethics of fighting a war in a civilian-populated area?What can Avraham Avinu teach us about restraint in battle?Tune in to hear a conversation about the complexities of the permissions of war.Interview begins at 10:46.Daniel Statman chairs the philosophy department at the University of Haifa, Israel. His recent books are State and Religion in Israel (Cambridge 2019, with Gidi Sapir) and War By Agreement (Oxford 2019, with Yitzhak Benbaji).References:Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism by Jeffrey ToobinRuach TzahalGenesis 18Just and Unjust Wars by Michael WalzerWar By Agreement by Yitzhak Benbaji and Daniel StatmanRemarks by the President at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize“War Is a Very Ugly Thing but Not the Ugliest” by Dov Lerner
TONIGHT:The show begins in NYC with an update on the migrant shelter chaos, then moves quickly to the paradoxical economy of growth and worry. From Princeton and Penn and Harvard to Haifa; from Pittsburgh to Beijing; from Boca Chica to Jezero Crater on Mars; from the Lost Battalion 1918 to the Galapagos; from Bologna to Rome to Quito to Syria. Attention to the joys of wild Turkeys -- named for the nation of Turkey... 1910 Gibson?
Episódio novo com as últimas informações e análises sobre a guerra entre Israel e o Hamas em Gaza. E além da guerra também contamos o que está acontecendo dentro da sociedade israelense nesse momento. Depois de mais de 4 anos na trilha lançamos a nossa campanha de financiamento coletivo. Quem puder e quiser dar aquela moral, muito obrigado. Assim poderemos produzir mais material de qualidade. apoia.se/doladoesquerdodomuro Bloco 1 - Andamento da guerra - Resumão da semana - Perspectivas e adiamentos de entrada terrestre em Gaza - Hamas - Turquia e Hamas - Rússia. Bloco 2 - Política Interna - Netanyahu perde espaço dentro do Likud mas faz política eleitoral pensando no futuro. - EUA e Arábia Saudita afinam discurso e pedem Estado Palestino. Bloco 3 - Sociedade - Pollêmica pela entrevista de Yochevet Lifshitz, 85, refém libertada pelo Hamas. - Pesquisa do Instituto Israelense de Democracia. - Polícia cancela conferência pela paz em Haifa. - População de Gaza começa a rejeitar Hamas. Episódio #213 do podcast "Do Lado Esquerdo do Muro", com Marcos Gorinstein e João Miragaya.
After a five month absence from Gaslit Nation due to a family situation, Sarah has decided to leave the show. You can read her regular writing over at her new Substack. We all wish her well and look forward to her next book. In this continuation of Gaslit Nation's coverage of the Israel-Hamas war, Andrea shares her own hard learned lessons on how to hold space for a friend grieving over the crisis. This episode also includes a look at the Oslo Accords, an interim agreement that historically opened communication between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel's government, and the years of violence that quickly followed, spiraling towards the growing mythology of Benjamin Netanyahu who built support through strongman rhetoric promising to keep Israelis safe. Insead, he weakened Israel. Netanyahu's Trumpian playbook blasted opponents and the media as “FAKE NEWS!”, “THE DEEP STATE!”, “TRAITORS!”, and turned Israelis against each other. While being under investigation for corruption, Netanyahu brazenly tried to destroy the independence of the judiciary, leading to the largest protests in the country's history. Now the majority of Israelis polled blame him for the October 7th Hamas terrorist attack, but the majority also believe he should resign after the war. That would incentivize Netanyahu to keep the war going to cling to power. Netanyahu must be forced to step down now, for the sake of any chance for peace. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag: A History; Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine; and Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism joins Andrea to discuss the stakes in Ukraine and the threats to democracy here at home and around the world. This interview was recorded the Friday before the historic October 15 elections in Poland, bringing a democratic coalition to power to defeat a right wing Trumpian regime that packed the courts, turned state media into their own propaganda arm, banned abortion, and inflamed scapegoating against LGBTQ+ people and refugees. This episode was supposed to run two weeks ago, but was delayed due to the war. For Applebaum's analysis on the Israel-Hamas war, read her brilliant piece in The Atlantic on her summer reporting trip to Israel on how Israelis rightfully saw Netanyahu as an existential threat. This week's bonus episode will be inspired by questions submitted at the Democracy Defender level and higher on Patreon. To submit your questions, leave them in the comments or send them in a message. Join the conversation and receive ad free episodes, bonus shows, exclusive invites and other perks by subscribing at Patreon.com/Gaslit. Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! Sign up here to join our Sister District & Gaslit Nation Halloween Phonebank for Virginia!: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/585389/ Show Notes: Inside the Oslo accords: a new podcast series marks 30 years since Israel-Palestine secret peace negotiations https://theconversation.com/inside-the-oslo-accords-a-new-podcast-series-marks-30-years-since-israel-palestine-secret-peace-negotiations-212985 The language being used to describe Palestinians is genocidal https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/oct/16/the-language-being-used-to-describe-palestinians-is-genocidal I Negotiated Israel's Hardest Hostage Deal. Here's What's Next in Gaza. “The United States still has a role to play. It should continue to pressure Qatar, which should give an ultimatum that if hostages are not released within, say, 24 hours, all of Hamas's leaders will be expelled from Qatar, where many are based. I don't believe that Qatar will agree to that — and certainly not without an Israeli cease-fire — but the American government and others have leverage over Qatar and it should be used. There is still a small chance and a limited window of opportunity before the ground assault begins to attain the release of some of the hostages through this kind of agreement. After the invasion begins, it will depend on Israeli special forces to try to save them. Some will again see their homes; others may not. At the other end of this war, I hope that the trauma and suffering we are all feeling on both sides of the conflict will spur us to figure out how to share this land that belongs to both Israelis and Palestinians. Maybe our collective suffering and pain can be channeled to focusing on how to live together rather than killing each other. That will be a long process and cannot include the leaders on both sides who have brought us to where we are. We need a new generation of leaders with new vision, new hopes, new dreams and the ability to lead. I hope that many of the hostages, together with their families, will soon be able to join the voices calling for change.” https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/21/opinion/israel-hamas-hostage.html Hamas Leader Lies when pressed in TV interview: https://twitter.com/arash_tehran/status/1715354932595847322 Netanyahu's Attack on Democracy Left Israel Unprepared: The prime minister brought about a situation in which all the options are bad. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/10/israel-democracy-judicial-reform-netanyahu-hamas-attacks/675713/ Biden's Israel-Palestine Policy Could Cost Him the Election: The president's blank-check support of Israel's war on Gaza is alienating many of the Black and brown voters he needs to win reelection. https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/biden-israel-palestine-policy-election/ The End of Netanyahu: He sold Israelis a story about their safety. It turned out not to be true. “Israelis have good reason for their disillusionment. Seen in hindsight, the litany of Netanyahu's failures is long. By his own admission, he purposely propped up Hamas as a counterbalance to the more moderate Palestinian Authority in order to keep the Palestinian public divided and prevent a negotiated two-state solution. In partnership with Washington, Netanyahu facilitated the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars from Qatar into Gaza in an attempt to buy quiet from Hamas. Intelligence officials now believe that some of this money was used to fund the group's terrorism. Netanyahu also increased permits for Gazans to work in Israel; some of the permit holders may have provided intelligence used to plan the attacks. In 2011, the prime minister released more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners—including convicted mass murderers—in return for one Israeli soldier held hostage by Hamas. This decision encouraged further kidnapping attempts, culminating in the successful abduction of some 200 Israelis this month. One of the prisoners released in 2011 was Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza today.” https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2023/10/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-hamas-attack-failure/675722/?utm_source=threads&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=edit-promo “According to his opponents, his semi-authoritarian tendencies have relentlessly weakened the checks and balances of Israeli democracy. He has debilitated democracy's gatekeepers, constantly accusing the “deep state” – the judicial system, the law enforcement agencies, the bureaucracy – of actively subverting him and framing him for crimes he never committed using the “fake news" media that he claims is out to get him. And his demagogic, divisive and often incendiary political language has posed a clear and present danger to Israeli democracy. If American readers find this eerily familiar, they're right.” https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2023/10/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-hamas-attack-failure/675722/?utm_source=threads&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=edit-promo ‘Biggest in Israeli History': Organizers Claim Half a Million Protesters Against Netanyahu's Constitutional Coup As a record 50,000 Israelis rallied in Haifa, and hundreds of thousands more across Israel, opposition leader Yair Lapid slams the Netanyahu government's sole focus on 'crushing Israeli democracy' https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-03-11/ty-article/.premium/biggest-in-israeli-history-organizers-claim-half-a-million-protesters-in-tenth-week/00000186-d261-dfef-a3ef-d26d9bbc0000 Inside Biden's Gaza strategy https://www.axios.com/2023/10/21/israel-hamas-war-inside-bidens-gaza-strategy A Brief History of the Netanyahu-Hamas Alliance: For 14 years, Netanyahu's policy was to keep Hamas in power; the pogrom of October 7, 2023, helps the Israeli prime minister preserve his own rule https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-10-20/ty-article-live/american-mother-and-daughter-first-hostages-released-by-hamas-arrive-in-israel/0000018b-4b06-d1fd-a59f-ef9ff9ed0000 Experts say Hamas and Israel are breaking international law, but what does that mean? Since the latest explosion of violence began on October 7, both Israel and Hamas have been accused of breaking international law. As the terms “genocide”, “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” are used to describe the deadly acts carried out by both sides, FRANCE 24 takes a look at what these terms mean. https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20231021-experts-say-hamas-and-israel-are-breaking-international-law-but-what-does-that-mean Human Rights Watch Condemns Israel's Collective Punishment on Gaza, Urges Biden to Help Restore Aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25zrL_I_4Cg Damning evidence of war crimes as Israeli attacks wipe out entire families in Gaza https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2023/10/damning-evidence-of-war-crimes-as-israeli-attacks-wipe-out-entire-families-in-gaza/ Civilians, civilian infrastructure, and health care facilities must be protected at all times https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/latest/indiscriminate-violence-and-collective-punishment-gaza-must-cease#:~:text=MSF%20calls%20on%20the%20government,factions%20must%20establish%20safe%20spaces. Netanyahu Waging Campaign to Blame Israeli Military for Failure to Predict Hamas Attack, Defense Sources Say The Israeli prime minister appointed a new spokesman to liaise with military correspondents, an unusual move, with one source saying they'd heard he was defaming officers https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-10-22/ty-article/.premium/netanyahu-on-campaign-to-blame-idf-for-failure-to-predict-attack-defense-sources-say/0000018b-5688-d5d2-afef-d6fde37a0000 US intelligence report alleging Russia election interference shared with 100 countries https://www.axios.com/2023/10/21/israel-hamas-war-inside-bidens-gaza-strategy Opening clip: https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1716539683990114683 Oslo Accords clip: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/inside-the-oslo-accords-part-1-why-norway-was-in/id1550643487?i=1000627628956 Clip: Hear what Jenna Ellis said in tearful court speech https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2023/10/24/jenna-ellis-cries-court-guilty-plea-nc-vpx.cnn
Tribe Tel Aviv's Sunset Series hosts: The Simhat Torah War: One Week in -What is Next? with Elliot Chodoff Elliot Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in the Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists and Military Analyst at Hamartzim Educational Services. His writings on Combat Motivation and Effectiveness in Infantry Units has been on the recommended reading list at the US Army War College. His articles have appeared in the Washington Times, National Post of Canada, and numerous web journals. He is a lecturer at the University of Haifa and is writing a PhD dissertation in International Relations at Bar Ilan University on deterrence of terrorism. Elliot is a Major ® in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) reserves and is a graduate of the Home Front Command Senior Commanders Course. He presently serves as the Population Officer in the Operations Branch of IDF Northern Command. Elliot moved to Israel in 1983 and is a founding member of Eshchar, a community village in the Galilee, where he resides.
In the weeks following the October 7 Hamas terror attacks against Israel, Departures with Robert Amsterdam welcomes special guest Prof. Ron Robin, the President of the University of Haifa in Israel, who provides an assessment and analysis of what the country is going threre and what paths we see coming ahead. Amsterdam and Prof. Robin discuss the absence of governance which has taken root in recent years, the challenges facing a society under strain, as well as the rising tides of international anti-Semitism we've seen in response to the terror attacks.
Please consider participating in a charitable effort our family is supporting: http://spot.fund/EquipmentForIDFReserves It was especially timely to have Dr. Yuval Levin on the program as he's not only one of this country's foremost scholars and policy experts, he's originally from Haifa, Israel. So we, of course, discussed what's happening there; however, our recording was only a couple days after the terrorist attacks that sparked the war. We did get to discuss a number of other pressing issues such as Dr. Levin's advocacy for ranked choice voting in primary elections; how to structure institutions to create the right kind of culture; whether our political positions come first or our philosophical and ethical moorings are primary; how Yuval is really just reiterating Aristotle for contemporary society - i.e. "What kind of person do I want to be? And what would that kind of person do in this situation?" With that in mind, a central theme of this program came up: How do we engage with friends, family and neighbors when so many are expressing extremist views? Dr. Levin's recommendation is that sometimes, at Thanksgiving, we just have to say, "I really think you're wrong. Now, pass the gravy..." and leave it at that. And I bet you never knew Alexis de Tocqueville could have been a Borscht Belt comedian! Yuval Levin is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. The founder and editor of National Affairs, he is also a senior editor at The New Atlantis, a contributing editor at National Review, and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. Dr. Levin served as a member of the White House domestic policy staff under President George W. Bush. And he has published essays and articles in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Commentary. He is the author of several books on political theory and public policy, most recently A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream. Talkin' Politics & Religion Without Killin' Each Other is part of The Democracy Group, a network of podcasts that examines what's broken in our democracy and how we can work together to fix it. Please support our wonderful sponsor: https://www.mezawealth.com/ Here's the fundraiser for IDF Reserves: spot.fund/EquipmentForIDFReserves And you can find Corey on all the socials @coreysnathan such as www.threads.net/@coreysnathan.
Ahead of the second round of local elections everyone was expecting New Democracy to cement its political dominance across Greece. Instead, New Democracy candidates suffered surprise defeats in key regions and municipalities, including Athens and Thessaloniki. This has many wondering if we are seeing the first cracks in New Democracy's grip over Greek politics. At the same time, this was a good night for the center left, and the question has been raised as to whether the two parties occupying that ideological space, PASOK and SYRIZA, need to find a way to cooperate. Yannis Palaiologos, a journalist at-large with Kathimerini, joins Thanos Davelis to break down Sunday night's results and look at what they mean for both the ruling New Democracy party and the center left. You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Greece's ruling conservatives suffer setbacks in regional, municipal electionsChange of guard in Athens, ThessalonikiPM links Albania's EU accession hopes to Beleri caseEU leaders to hold a summit with Western Balkans nations to discuss joining the blocTwo thousand US citizens evacuating from Haifa to Limassol port
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. US bureau chief Jacob Magid and diaspora reporter Canaan Lidor join host Jessica Steinberg on today's episode. Magid reports on US involvement in hostage negotiations through UN, Qatar, Egypt and Turkey, given lack of direct relations with Hamas. He also discusses US push on Israel to have a longer-term plan for Gaza Strip. Lidor describes US citizens boarding a ship at Haifa port as part of US evacuation efforts. Magid adds more information about decision of US President Joe Biden to make quick, hours-long solidarity visit to Israel Wednesday. Lidor speaks about interviews in southern town of Netivot, where poverty interferes with residents' desires to take a break from their town hard-hit by rocket fire and Hamas attack. For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel's ongoing live blog. Discussed articles include: Live blog October 17, 2023 Biden to make wartime ‘solidarity' visit to Israel on Wednesday US pressing Israel to devise strategy for scenario of Hamas's rule being toppled IDF notifies relatives of 199 people that their loved ones are Gaza hostages At Haifa port, evacuating Israeli-Americans feel torn between family and country In order to cook for tens of thousands, Tel Aviv restaurants kasher their kitchens THOSE WE ARE MISSINGThe hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: US citizens in Israel board ship at Haifa port to be evacuated to Cyprus, on October 16, 2023. (Photo by Flash90)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A version of this essay was published by rediff.com at https://www.rediff.com/news/column/rajeev-srinivasan-hamas-war-is-an-immediate-setback-to-india/20231017.htmIt can be argued on several grounds that the 2023 Israel-Hamas war is a point of inflection indicating the general eclipse of the West, and in fact I have done so in an essay. What is unclear is how the end of this era will play out in the medium term and the long term. The best analogy I can think of is the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist in 1914 or so, and how that set in motion a chain of events that, among other things, ended the European and Ottoman empires over the next forty or fifty years, and more immediately caused the so-called Great War, now re-framed as World War I.Chaos theory at work: as the saying goes, the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Brazil setting off a tornado in Texas. There is the obvious concern that the Israel-Hamas war could set off World War III, especially given that there are many nuclear weapons in the possession of the belligerents and their friends. Iran has recovered from the debacle of the Stuxnet computer worm that caused their Uranium-enrichment centrifuges to blow up (in what was then lauded as an unacknowledged triumph of American and Israeli cloak-and-dagger and technical know-how). Then there is Pakistan and its rapidly growing arsenal, no doubt helped along by screwdriver assembly of Chinese components, and perhaps knocked-down kits. Pakistan is one of the most vocal supporters of Palestine as an Ummah cause, which is ironic considering that Pakistani soldiers (and maybe irregulars) seconded to Jordan in 1970 during the Black September uprising may have been responsible for the deaths of thousands of Palestinians. The specter of an encompassing World War III is sobering, and just as the crumbling League of Nations was unable to fend off earlier editions of world wars, the toothless United Nations is now unlikely to be able to prevent a new one. It hasn't been able to prevent all the smaller conflicts, such as the Ukraine war, and it is obvious that major powers simply don't care about the UN's exertions and bloviations. Therefore, one of the biggest fears is that the Hamas attack might seed a larger conflagration. Of immediate concern, though, is that a nascent process of normalization in West Asia may now grind to a halt. This can have global consequences. It is likely that the earlier edition of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Yom Kippur War of 1973, led directly to the Arab oil embargo followed by the shock of their quadruplication of oil prices. This caused inflation in the US, but more seriously, it precipitated a massive transfer of wealth from developing countries, which set them back by decades, compounding human misery.There are thus unforeseen consequences to what happens in West Asia, which, barring some miracle, will continue to dominate energy supplies for the next couple of decades, even if the most optimistic Green initiatives come to fruition. Things are obviously different from 1973, with West Asians (especially Saudi Arabia) much more self-confident, immensely richer, and also cognizant of the fact that their oil/gas bonanzas will run out sooner or later. They need to diversify their economies, and possibly make some new friends, other than those who are dazzled by their petro-dollars.It is this realization that led to the landmark Abraham Accords, whereby several Arab nations normalized their relations with Israel. The general expectation has been that Saudi Arabia would follow suit, and Mohammed bin Salman has been signaling that he is willing to do this (but also, in his own national interest, willing to embrace China and the proposed BRICS+ currency, both of which would be setbacks for the US and the collective West). The biggest geopolitical casualty of the Hamas war is that this normalization will be put on hold. Saudi Arabia simply cannot appear to be mindless of the plight of the largely Muslim Palestinians, even if they are nervous about the decidedly fundamentalist Hamas, who, in an interesting twist, may well be aligning themselves with Shia Iran, the principal regional foe of the Sunni Saudis. However, what is also worth noting is that the Saudis, as well as Egyptians and other Arabs, are all reluctant to resettle Palestinians in their largely empty, and rich, countries. There might be two reasons for this: one, perhaps it is still the ambition of the Arab States to eliminate Israel and wipe it off the map altogether (which is what they, and Iran, proclaimed loudly in the past, although it is not clear this is actually feasible any more). If so, maintaining Palestinians as an aggrieved quasi-nation, which would supply an endless stream of militants to the Hamases and Hezbollahs of the region, is a viable, if brutal, strategy.Two, Arab States may not actually want Palestinians as refugees because they might cause all sorts of domestic problems. This always puzzled me, because on average the Palestinians of 1948 were much better educated than most other Arabs, and could have contributed to other Arab nations. My conjecture is that, given the examples of Pakistani migrants in Britain, the Black September Palestinians in Jordan, and more recent Syrian etc refugees in Europe – easily radicalized and prone to blood-curdling rhetoric and possibly action against their host nations – Arab States want to keep them out. This could be the real reason Egypt refuses to open the border for the fleeing residents of Gaza.. It is a bit like the Rohingya of Myanmar. They have a reputation for being troublesome radical Islamists, and so nobody wants to take them in: not Bangladesh where they originally hail from, not any Arab States, not Pakistan (although some Westerners suggested that India and China should take them. China laughed in their faces, but India dutifully did so). Given all this, and the growing clout of Israel under the American security umbrella, chances are that the Palestinian cause would have become increasingly less relevant to Saudis and other Arabs. And that is precisely what might have motivated Hamas and friends: with the emergent normalization of ties with Israel in the region, and initiatives like i2u2 (Israel, India, US, UAE) and IMEC (India Middle East Europe Corridor), there would be commercial and trade ties that would bind.After all, a major part of these trade corridors would be the infrastructure links (railway lines through Saudi Arabia, the Israeli port of Haifa) that would offer alternative trade routes to Europe from India and Southeast Asia. This would offend China too, because its grand Belt and Road Initiative and trans-European railway links would see less business. Thus, in passing, China also is a winner in this Great Game as West Asia goes on the boil, along with usual suspects Iran, Qatar and Turkey. Thus, from several points of view, this Hamas war is an immediate setback to India: it is one of the few countries in the region that enjoys good relations with both Israel and Saudi Arabia, and IMEC would allow it to recreate the old Spice Route to Europe, which was highly lucrative over millennia. All this is in jeopardy now. The strategic and under-construction Vizhinjam container transhipment port in Thiruvananthapuram is a key part of this ambitious trade route.India also has interests in Iran: the Chabahar port could enable India to create an alternative route to Central Asia and Russia called the INSTC (International North South Transport Corridor) bypassing trouble-prone Pakistan and Afghanistan (although that long-pending logistics link is years behind schedule). India cannot allow its relations with Iran to be affected by the war in Gaza. More broadly, if world trade collapses and/or a war begins now it would be unfortunate timing for India. This is the very moment India is ready to finally leave behind the bitter legacy of colonialism, which looted enormous wealth from India (I have argued it was $10 trillion, but economist Utsa Patnaik puts the figure at $45 trillion). A collapse in the procedures of the ‘liberal, rules-based international order', however biased it is in favor of the West, is unfortunate for India in the medium term, although it would probably be fine in the longer term. There are two other aspects of the response to Gaza that are notable. The first is the rise of ugly anti-Jewish sentiments in many parts of the West. This is of concern to Indians, specifically Hindus, because Hindu-hatred is anti-semitism 2.0 and Hindus cannot wish it away.On the other hand, the Left was startled by the dramatic reaction from American Jews to standard Left positioning of moral equivalence between Hamas and the Israeli Defense Forces. For instance, several Harvard student groups released statements about their support for Palestine and/or Hamas, which probably was seeded by Pakistani and, alas, woke Indian-origin students in their ranks. Retribution was swift: Bill Ackman, a billionaire hedge-fund manager, in effect asked fellow CEOs to blacklist these students. There was furious backpedaling as many students, worried about their job prospects, protested that the statements were made without consulting them. This is positive. The Woke Left in the US is splintering. That may mean the Democratic Party tactic of uber-wokeism may now backfire on them, especially notable as elections are looming in the US. The less the wokeism around, the better for India (see Justin Trudeau's Khalistan antics).The weakening of Western power and resolve vis a vis China is another problem for India. The West simply cannot supply munitions for multiple wars (Ukraine, Gaza, and possibly Taiwan), partly because the US has been deindustrialized. What we might see in the medium term is the deprecation of US power in the Indo-Pacific, and indeed a fallback to isolationism and Fortress America. This would encourage a China that is just waiting to rampage. The current Israel-Hamas war is a net negative for India; the issue of Western Hindu-hatred is a topic for another day. 1650 words, 16 October 2023 This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit rajeevsrinivasan.substack.com
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Military reporter Emanuel Fabian, political reporter Carrie Keller Lynn and Arab affairs reporter Gianluca Pacchiani join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today's episode. We are on day 10 of the war in Israel. The United States has organized a ship to transport US citizens this morning from the Haifa port to Cyprus as the fighting heats up and the ground incursion into Gaza is imminent. Fabian updates on the checklist which needs to be accomplished before IDF forces move in. We hear about what has been happening on the northern border in the past several days. The IDF is to evacuate civilians from 28 communities along the Lebanese border. How is such a large-scale evacuation accomplished? Pacchiani updates on an even larger-scale evacuation: the one million in northern Gaza who have been ordered to go south. Keller-Lynn reported alongside a mission of foreign ambassadors from evacuated Sderot yesterday. She sets the scene for us. The Knesset is reopening today. We hear about the goals of the emergency government. Pacchiani focuses on 20 percent of the country's citizenry, Arab Israelis, and how they are experiencing this troubled time. For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel's ongoing live blog. Discussed articles include: Live blog October 16, 2023 IDF to evacuate civilians from 28 communities along Lebanese border amid attacks Two killed in renewed Hezbollah missile attacks; IDF restricts Lebanon border area Wartime Knesset's first bill will be to push back municipal elections until January As exodus turns Sderot into a ghost town, some stay as a reminder of what's at stake ‘We're in this together.' To Hamas, all citizens are targets, say Arab Israelis Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Israeli soldiers walk around the destruction caused during the October 7, 2023, murderous rampage by Hamas terrorists in Kibbutz Kfar Aza, near the Israeli-Gaza border, October 15, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A war crime on a mass scale is now being unleashed against Gaza by the Israeli state, all with Western backing.For the latest facts about what's happening on the ground, we are joined by:- Sarit Michaeli, from Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem- Sally Abed, Palestinian activist from Haifa and a leader of Standing Together, the largest Arab-Jewish grassroots movement in IsraelSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-owen-jones-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian, political correspondent Tal Schneider and health reporter Renee Ghert-Zand join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today's episode. We are a week into the bloody Hamas infiltration into Israel in the early hours of October 7, the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah. Fabian begins by describing how the northern border has heated up in the past day. The IDF gave Gaza residents until 16:00 today to evacuate. At the same time, the air force has continued to launch strikes in the strip. Who were the most recent targets? Fabian reported today that the Israel Defense Forces says troops have arrested 280 wanted Palestinians across the West Bank, including 157 affiliated with Hamas, since fighting began last weekend in southern Israel. Are these signs of a third "front"? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a prime-time speech on Friday night -- which was news in itself. Schneider explains. Ghert-Zand reports on the preparedness of the underground hospital at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa and how -- and if -- foreign medical professionals can volunteer in Israel. Schneider gives us a very sad update on her friend and neighbor, Sharon Hirsch, fled the October 7 massacre at the Supernova outdoor party. We end with a more uplifting note in which Ghert-Zand describes an initiative in which Israeli women are banking breast milk. For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel's ongoing live blog. Discussed articles include: Live blog October 14, 2023 IDF kills two Hamas commanders in Gaza involved in murderous attack on south IDF again strikes Hezbollah after drones from Lebanon intercepted over north Hezbollah fires 30 mortars, IDF hits anti-tank team in latest Lebanon border clashes IDF says it arrested 280 Palestinians across West Bank since Hamas assault Netanyahu tours scenes of Hamas assault for first time Netanyahu slammed for sparking panic with very rare Shabbat address to the nation Amid northern jitters, Haifa's fortified underground hospital readies for war Health Ministry invites medical professionals to sign up for volunteer work in case of escalation Health Ministry issues directives for national breast milk bank during war Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Rooad blocks in the Upper Galilee, northern Israel, October 13, 2023. (Ayal Margolini/Flash90See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, I will be speaking with Esther Sperber, founder of Studio ST Architects. Esther founded ST Architects in 2003 after working at Pei Partnership Architects for more than five years, during which she had the privilege of working closely with Mr. I. M. Pei. Esther Sperber writes and lectures on architecture and psychoanalysis, two fields of praxis that strive to reduce human distress and widen the range of human experiences. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Lilith Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel she studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa and Columbia University in New York. In this episode, we will be discussing: Architecture as Leadership How Esther's interest and understanding of psychology and psychoanalysis influence her leadership and architecture The importance of hiring a great coach To learn more about Esther visit her: Website: https://studio-st.com/ ► Transcription: https://otter.ai/u/ai4-Q5p96Qt1Ub1YWzP1R4IBaA8?utm_source=copy_url ► Feedback? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ► Access your free training at http://SmartPracticeMethod.com/ ► If you want to speak directly to our advisors, book a call at https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/call ► Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates: https://www.youtube.com/c/BusinessofArchitecture ******* For more free tools and resources for running a profitable, impactful, and fulfilling practice, connect with me on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/businessofarchitecture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enoch.sears/ Website: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BusinessofArch Podcast: http://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-architecture-podcast/id588987926 Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9idXNpbmVzc29mYXJjaGl0ZWN0dXJlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz ******* Access the FREE Architecture Firm Profit Map video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Download the FREE Architecture Firm Marketing Process Flowchart video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/live Carpe Diem!
Israel has carried out airstrikes against two Syrian airports, rendering them out of service. A multi-front war is a serious threat for Israel. How will the United States respond to Israel's request for aid? Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel has entered emergency mode and activated their 2,000-bed underground hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
To kick off our third hour, we chat about a DFL official getting in trouble with the law before friend of the show Shlomo Ishtov joins us live from Israel. He reports the latest on what he's seeing and hearing as the war rages on.
Summary Brig. Gen. (res.) Erez David Maisel (Twitter, LinkedIn) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to provide a crash-course in Israeli Intelligence history. Erez is a researcher and former head of the IDF's International Cooperation Division. *FULL SHOWNOTES & FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE* What You'll Learn Intelligence Early history of intelligence in Israel The origins of Israeli intelligence organizations Preparing for a Nazi invasion of British Palestine The shift from British to American influence on Israeli intelligence Reflections The challenge of survival Conflict and compromise, or lack thereof And much, much more … *FULL SHOWNOTES & FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE* Episode Notes This week on SpyCast, Andrew was joined by Erez David Maisel to discuss an overview of the history of intelligence and espionage in Israel. This episode is the first in our 5-part series on Israeli Intelligence. In this month-long series, SpyCast takes a deep dive into the ins and outs of intelligence and espionage in Israel – its intricate history, agencies, major successes and failures, and current state. In this first episode, Erez helps us to lay out a broad roadmap of the history of Israeli intelligence, providing an excellent foundation of knowledge to build upon in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! And… Erez is an alumni of the University of Haifa, which sits atop the northeastern slope of Israel's Mount Caramel mountain rage. On the western side of the range, you can find the The Nahal Me'arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that documents over 500,000 years of the history human evolution. Quotes of the Week “I would say that from 1909 until probably the early eighties of the 20th century, the biggest threat is survival. You know, this fear that somebody … would come and do something. And we have to protect ourselves from that.” – Erez David Maisel. *FULL SHOWNOTES & FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE* Resources SURFACE SKIM *SpyCasts* Kenya, East Africa, and America with African Intelligence Chief Wilson Boinett (2023) Irish Garda Intelligence Chief with Assistant Commissioner Michael McElgunn (2023) Israeli Military Intelligence with IDF Brig. General (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser (2023) Hitler's Trojan Horse – Nazi Intelligence with Nigel West (2023) *Beginner Resources* Israel Profile: Timeline, BBC (2019) [Timeline of important events] The Israel-Palestine conflict: a brief, simple history, Vox, YouTube (2016) [10 min. video] Zionism, Encyclopedia Britannica (2023) [Short background article] *FULL SHOWNOTES & FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE* DEEPER DIVE Books A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion, T. Segev (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2019) A History of the First Arab-Israeli War, B. Morris (Yale University Press, 2009) The Sword And The Olive: A Critical History Of The Israeli Defense Force, M. Van Creveld (PublicAffairs, 2002) One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate, T. Segev (Picador, 2001) Primary Sources The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (1948) Israel Requests Recognition From the United States, Jewish Virtual Library (1948) Presentation of the Jewish case by representatives of the Jewish Agency, Jewish Virtual Library (1947) The Balfour Declaration, Center for Israel Education (1917) The Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916) The Jewish Question and the Plan for the Jewish State, Center for Israel Education (1896) *Wildcard Resource* While this episode focuses mainly intelligence over the past 100 years, the history of espionage in Israel goes back much further. Check out the Story of the 12 Spies from a portion of the Torah to learn more about biblical spies! *FULL SHOWNOTES & FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE*
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Legal reporter Jeremy Sharon and Arab Affairs reporter Gianluca Pacchiani join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today's episode. We begin with a briefing from political reporter Carrie Keller-Lynn who traveled with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to Berlin late last week for Israel's biggest ever defense sale. She tells us about the significance of this sale, beyond the numbers. Five members of a single Bedouin family were killed on Wednesday in a shooting inside a house in Basmat Tab'un, a village in the north, around 22 kilometers (14 miles) east of Haifa. Pacchiani give more details about this massacre in broad daylight and describes how some of the programs aimed at staunching this bloodletting in Arab communities are being discontinued. Sharon gives highlights from Thursday's recusal law hearing at the High Court, including drama surrounding Attorney Aner Helman. Discussed articles include: Germany signs nearly €4 billion deal for Israel's Arrow 3 missile defense system 5 Bedouin family members shot dead in northern home; Arab community toll rises to 188 Netanyahu government nixed effective programs to fight Arab crime, experts say AG's lawyer tells High Court she can't force a PM's recusal, then says she can At hearing, Knesset lawyer admits PM recusal law is personal, argues that's irrelevant Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Illustrative: Two Arrow 3 interceptors are launched during a test of the missile defense system on January 18, 2022. (Defense Ministry)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit andrewsullivan.substack.comLeor is a writer and researcher. He's currently a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a frequent contributor to City Journal, particularly on issues of gender identity and public policy.For two clips of our convo — on the sudden skyrocketing of girls seeking transition, and how the medicalizing of trans kids destroys their ability to have orgasms in the future — pop over to our YouTube page. Other topics: Leor's childhood bouncing between the US and a kibbutz in Israel; getting drafted into the IDF and serving in a combat unit; traveling the globe afterwards; getting a BA in Haifa and a PhD at Boston College; doing a Harvard postdoc on the Obama administration's redefinition of male and female under Title IX; the Dutch protocol; the shift from “transexual” to “transgender”; Stoller and Money; the Reimer twins; how there's no single definition of “transgender” in Gender Studies; autogynephilia; how “early-onset gender dysphoria” is mostly effeminate boys who turn out to be gay; Jazz Jennings; Marci Bowers; how puberty blockers were originally a “pause button” — not a transition method; the suicide scare-tactic; the Tavistock Center and Time to Think; the US shift from “watchful waiting” to “gender-affirming care”; the shifting rhetoric of “conversion therapy” and “born that way”; trans athletes; the euphoric effect of a T surge; Masha Gessen; Rachel Levine; how “nonbinary” is one of the fastest growing identities; and tales of detransition.Browse the Dishcast archive for another convo you might enjoy (the first 102 episodes are free in their entirety — subscribe to get everything else). Coming up: Ian Buruma on his new book The Collaborators: Three Stories of Deception and Survival in World War II, the young reactionary Spencer Klavan, and Martha Nussbaum on her book Justice For Animals. Later on: Matthew Crawford, David Brooks and Pamela Paul. Please send any guest recs, pod dissent and other comments to email@example.com.
On Sept. 26, Temple Sholom in Vancouver is hosting two of the leaders of Israel's months-long protests: Jerusalem professor Michal Muszkat-Barkan and Ora Peled Nakash, a computer engineer who lives on a kibbutz outside Haifa. The pair will speak about their grassroots efforts these past nine months to stop the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. The two women are being flown in on the invitation of progressive Jewish groups including JSpace Canada, ARZA, the New Israel Fund, UnXeptable and the America-Israel Democracy Coalition. This is the first time anyone from the self-described pro-democracy protests (which have attracted hundreds of thousands of people every weekend for the past nine months) has made the journey to Canada to drum up support from the world's third-largest Diaspora community. They're also speaking the next day in Seattle before heading home for Sukkot. On The CJN Daily, host Ellin Bessner speaks with Muszkat-Barkan and Peled Nakash about why they are coming to Canada—and then we catch up with Joan Garson, of Toronto, active in a wide range of local and international Reform and other Jewish organizations. She travelled to New York to protest against Netanyahu while the Israeli leader was speaking at the United Nations a few days ago. What we talked about Learn more about the Jerusalem-based protest group “Safeguarding our Shared Home”, which broadcasts its weekly demonstrations from outside the president's residence every Saturday night live on Facebook Register to attend the event in person in Vancouver or watch the event live on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. PST on Temple Sholom's website Join the Safeguarding our Shared Home WhatsApp group for English speakers Read more about UnXeptable's Canadian chapters: the pro-democracy organization was formed by expatriate Israelis, in The CJN Credits The CJN Daily is written and hosted by Ellin Bessner (@ebessner on Twitter). Zachary Kauffman is the producer. Michael Fraiman is the executive producer.Our theme music is by Dov Beck-Levine. Our title sponsor is Metropia. We're a member of The CJN Podcast Network. To subscribe to this podcast, please watch this video. Donate to The CJN and receive a charitable tax receipt by clicking here. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Arabic violin virtuoso Georges Lammam discusses his upcoming performance, "Dreaming the Diaspora: An Arab Immigrant's Journey from Beirut to San Francisco." Georges talks about his story as a Palestinian refugee born in Lebanon, after his family was forced to leave their ancestral home in Haifa, Palestine during the Nakba in 1948. Georges' journey is presented through the lens of cultural arts. To learn more and purchase tickets: https://dancemissiontheater.org/2023/07/30/oct-20-22-dreaming-the-diaspora/
Organizations often unknowingly send mixed signals to their employees. For example, they might encourage innovation but punish failure. Dr. Uri Gneezy joins the Talent Angle to explain how organizations can structure incentives to unlock the full potential of employees. He explains how HR leaders can use incentives to nurture intrinsic motivation in employees and create habits in the workforce that support organizational performance. Dr. Uri Gneezy is the Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics and professor of economics and strategy at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego. Before joining the Rady School, Gneezy was a faculty member at the University of Chicago, Technion and Haifa. Gneezy received his Ph.D. from the Center for Economic Research in Tilburg. Gneezy was born and raised in Israel, where he learned applied game theory firsthand in the streets of Tel Aviv. Jessica Knight is a vice president of research in the Gartner HR practice. She leads research teams to identify best practices and new opportunities to address HR executives' most urgent challenges. Her areas of focus include employee experience, organizational culture, change management, and the future of work.
On episode 122 of Welcome To The Winners Circle, Derek Pang interviews Shane Heins (www.shaneheins.com; IG: @shaneheins), Onnit's Director of Community Engagement. He is the creator of Steel Club Evolution and the co-creator and producer of all the Onnit 6 workout programs, the Onnit in 30 online workout programs, as well as the Onnit Academy education courses and certifications. Here are some of the subjects we touched on: - the evolution of his new role at Onnit as their Director of Community Engagement - his passion for connecting with others - the benefit of multiple day solo hikes - practicing Chi Gong - what his meditation practice looks like - the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith - recent trip to Jerusalem and then to a 9-day pilgrimage with his family at the Bahá'í World Center in Haifa, Israel. - takeaways from Adventure Retreat Mastermind held in El Vallé, Dominican Republic - overview of the 5 pillars principle of the Onnit Academy certifications - the power of gratitude I hope you guys enjoy this podcast as much as we did. We are all on the same path, The Hero's Journey, just at different points along the way. Thank you so much for listening! Connect with us on Instagram: WTTWC Podcast: @wttwc Derek Pang - @pangyoga https://www.welcometothewinnerscircle.com