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Israel Story is an award-winning podcast that tells true stories you won't hear on the news. Hosted by Mishy Harman, the bi-weekly show brings you extraordinary tales about ordinary Israelis. The show is produced in partnership with Tablet Magazine. For Hebrew episodes, see סיפור ישראלי, or go to our website: israelstory.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Natalie starts off by describing her recent visit to the US Embassy in Jerusalem in an effort to renew her childrens' US passports; first guest, Chana Molner, British woman who was raised as a non-Jew, but has a Jewish grandmother and mother; she discovered this and has been fighting to discover all she can about Judaism. She has begun her paperwor…
 
Miriam Herschlag, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Nakba— Nakba Day memorializes as a tragedy the day when a Jewish State was reborn after two thousand tumultuous, s…
 
Can music and culture help unite Estonia? Guitar riffs lilt through the air and over the narrow river that marks the border between Estonia and Russia. It’s the first time Estonia’s annual festival Tallinn Music Week has been held in Narva, bringing coach loads of musicians from 30 countries around the world to a normally sleepy city. The organiser…
 
This week Steven and Matt talk about the mailman who fathered 1900 children on his route. Talk about special delivery. Parents are suing their son and daughter-in-law for emotional distress. For not giving them grandchildren. Seems reasonable. Kim Jung-Un enters Australian politics and the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.Lighten Up! 16MAY2022 - PODCAS…
 
Natalie starts off by describing her mom's recent visit to Israel and a batch of letters she saved from Natalie's year abroad in 1991-92, in which Natalie described her life in Israel as a student; first guest Cynthia Melenson (Utah - Omer) 2015; Cynthia lives with her husband in Ganei Omer and describes her retirement community and the joy she has…
 
* The 'Great Reset' laid out* OPEC -The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries* The Debt/Food crisis -with guest:Dr. Mordechai Ben-Menachem, commentator on mid-east and world issues, and author of the book: Muslim Winterhttps://tinyurl.com/y6g85secThe Tamar Yonah Show 15MAY2022 - PODCASTBy Israel News Talk Radio
 
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Linda Gradstein and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Listen to the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Shireen Abu Akleh, Z”L— After Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian Al-Jazeera reporter, was shot and kille…
 
While some countries fight to reclaim antiquities that were stolen centuries ago, Cambodian investigators are dealing with far more recent thefts. Many of the country’s prized treasures were taken by looters in the 1980s and 1990s and then sold on to some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the British Museum and the Victoria & Alber…
 
Hear: Walter’s interview with the Polish Ambassador to the UK recorded in 1998, about the undignified maintenance of the Auschwitz Birkenau Death Camp and the involvement of the Catholic Church with implied anti-Semitism.All: About Jonathan Pollard’s view of the actions of Bennett, and his disappointment with the damage caused by the present govern…
 
What happens in the Holy Land doesn’t just impact Israelis and Palestinians; it reverberates across the Middle East. Tel Aviv-based journalist and Israel Policy Forum Policy Advisor Neri Zilber hosts Hesham Youssef, a retired Egyptian diplomat and U.S. Institute of Peace senior fellow, and Farah Bdour, the programs director at the Amman Center for …
 
This week Steven and Matt give their takes on Biden's new press secretary. Hint - she doesn't like Jews. A Mexican wedding with a Hitler theme, Jewish gangsters who fought Nazis in the streets of New York, a doctor who didn't use soap for 5 years and dead or not dead. What would it be like to wake up in a coffin?Lighten Up! 09MAY2022 - PODCAST…
 
After the shock of losing its parliamentary majority, and with the Knesset coming back from a holiday break next week, what does the future hold for the Bennett-Lapid government? Tel Aviv-based journalist and Israel Policy Forum Advisor Neri Zilber hosts Walla News Chief Political Correspondent Tal Shalev for a deep dive into the chances of the gov…
 
Resistance and division among Mexico’s indigenous Yaqui people. Anabela Carlon is a legal advocate for the indigenous Yaqui of Sonora – a fierce defender of her people’s land. She is no stranger to the immense dangers that face her in northern Mexico, a region dominated by organised crime. In 2016, she and her husband were kidnapped at gunpoint by …
 
This week Steve and Matt talk about the family who tried to bring the craziest souvenir back from Israel. Hint: They weren't allowed to take it with them. Also, adventures in Jewish scouting, the Jordanian Mrs. Doubtfire and is there really a Jewish connection to weed?Lighten Up! 02MAY2022 - PODCASTBy Israel News Talk Radio
 
Natalie speaks of Yom Ha'atzmaut and how the season is changing and turning into Summer and all the festivities coming up; Meet Shimshon Meir Frankel, Pyschotherapist living in Zichron Ya'akov with his wife and children. Shimson Meir was on the show recently telling his story of coming to Israel on a Peace Trip, but he was turned off and became an …
 
Sally Abed, Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon —Violence Season— Is it inevitable that seasons of calm are replaced by seasons of violence, just as winter gives…
 
A form of oral poetry accompanied on the accordion is the basis of a wildly popular form of music in Lesotho, southern Africa. But jealousy between Famo artists has triggered warfare that’s killing hundreds. Some of the genre’s best-known stars became gang bosses, and their rivalry has helped make rural, stunningly beautiful Lesotho the murder capi…
 
In this episode, Tel Aviv-based journalist and Israel Policy Forum Policy Advisor Neri Zilber, Director of Policy Research Shira Efron, and Chief Policy Officer Michael Koplow catch up on the major events of the past month, including clashes at Jerusalem's holiest site, the surprising diplomatic response, renewed rocket fire from Gaza, and the stay…
 
WAR UPDATESRussia's "sanctioned" economy is doing MUCH better than the sanctioning USA. How and why? The lies of Al Aqsa?The Left's government coalition in Israel is so narrow, it needs the anti-Israel 'United Arab List' (Ra'am political party) to survive.+ more!The Tamar Yonah Show 24APR2022 - PODCAST…
 
Myanmar is now in a state of civil war. What started in February 2021 as a mass protest movement against the military coup is now a nationwide armed uprising. The junta is under attack across the country from a network of civilian militias called the People’s Defence Forces who are fighting to restore democracy. The BBC gained rare access to the ju…
 
Jerusalem: Violence and incitement on the Temple Mount and Old City from Arab Muslim leaders and their followers. Also: A red alert siren was activated in Israel's south Sunday afternoon as Israel expected a possible opening of rocket fire against it from Gaza, however, later, the IDF reported that the siren was a 'false' alarm. Next: America is go…
 
Natalie begins the show with a reading about how Moses would be treated had he arrived to America today to bring the Jews to Israel. Meet Natalie's guest, Shimshon Meir Frankel who made aliyah from the US to Jerusalem and was raised Reform, but today is an observant Jew. A fascinating story.... Shimshon first came to Israel as a college student for…
 
Don Futterman, Noah Efron and superstar reporter Linda Gradstein discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra on Patreon —Wages of Sin— Are the crimes of terrorists visited on their loved ones? —Rest in Peace?— Should dead peo…
 
Hundreds of thousands of Russians – mainly young and well-educated - have fled abroad since their country invaded Ukraine. It’s the biggest brain drain in a short period of time in Russian history. Some fear a political crackdown. They worry they could be arrested for expressing opposition to the war, and young men might be drafted into the army. O…
 
Violence continues to plague Israel, with another terror attack in Tel Aviv last week killing three Israelis. In this episode, Tel Aviv-based journalist and Israel Policy Forum Policy Advisor Neri Zilber is joined again by Amos Harel, Haaretz's military analyst, to assess the ongoing escalation and how the Israeli security forces and public have re…
 
Terror: In the heart of Tel Aviv is the result of our government’s effort to promote their image abroad, by strengthening the Arab sector, at the cost of securing the Jewish character of the State.Hear: What a self-styled Muslim scholar predicts for Israel. And it’s no April Fool story.Russian: Excuses for their miscalculation in Ukraine, of receiv…
 
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