NEWS SITES AND BLOGS WE RECOMMEND
Haaretz breaking Israeli and Middle East news, analysis & the latest reporting from the region.
Plus61J aims to broaden discussion of such issues in the Australian Jewish community by drawing attention to important voices and views that are part of the conversation in Israel and diaspora communities in the USA, UK and Canada but less often heard in Australia.
The Loneliness of the Long-distance Liberal Zionist
Arch-Zionists and anti-Zionists want to make us choose between the two pillars of our identity.
Prof Tim McCormack
AMEINU presented an evening with Professor Tim McCormack, Special Advisor to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Professor of International Law at Melbourne University and one of two official international Observers to the Turkel Commission established by the Israeli Government to examine the Mavi Mara Affair. Professor McCormack is a Director of World Vision Australia.
Tel Aviv Review
Hosts Dahlia Scheindlin and Gilad Halpern (pictured below)interview scholars, writers and thinkers for in-depth, long-form interviews about their work and ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel.
Featuring Elissa Goldstein, Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz, the most recent episode features an interview with filmmaker Shimon Dotan, Director of the ‘The Settlers.’ In the interview, he explains why he decided to take on such a contentious topic, how he created a nuanced cinematic portrait of a group of people with whom he fundamentally disagrees, and how it felt to encounter protests from BDS activists who hadn’t seen the film.
A Couples Weekend (Hebrew)
Features Sivan Rahav-Meir, who covers justice and religion for Channel Two television news and her husband, Shlomo Yedidia Meir, who is the former editor of the Haaretz newspaper satire page. They are considered two of the most prominent orthodox personalities in the Israeli media. They succeed in bridging two worlds with a worldview that is original and interesting as they discuss the events that took place in Israel each week and their relationship to the weekly parasha.
The First to Recognise (Hebrew)
Featuring Tal Schneider and נילי אושרוב, this podcast features in depth interview with members of Knesset and Israeli opinion leaders.
Featuring Peter Beinart and Daniel Gordis, two authors who are at the opposite ends of the political spectrum of the Israel/Palestine deabte, this podcast models how meaningful conversation can take place despite significant fault lines.
The Promised Podcast
Featuring Noah Efron, Don Futterman and Allison Kaplan Sommer, this podcast explores an insider’s view from three olim about how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society.
PODCASTS WE RECOMMEND