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This is Jonny Gould’s podcast of record and diplomacy for Israel and the Jewish diaspora. These are conversations for everyone, with top guests and their most essential thoughts and perspectives. Presidents and politicians, commanders, artists, ambassadors, rabbis and rock stars - even Mossad agents. Apple Podcast Number 1’s all over the world, all the time. Tell your friends! Subscribe now and support Jonny.
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The original Boys of Summer - Jonny Gould, Josh Chetwynd, David Lengel and Erik Janssen - are getting the band back together for a brand new MLB podcast like no other! Rebooted for a new decade, the fab three will get into all the big stories from around baseball, checking in with old pals and chatting to a host of new faces. Dropping every week through the season!
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Behind Home Plate - Major League Baseball with a British accent. Jonny Gould and James Holden provide you with the best seat in the house for a fun take on all things MLB and Fantasy Baseball.
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This is a rather special episode featuring a competition winner from North West London Jewish Day School who won the chance to make an episode of Jonny Gould's Jewish State. Awareness of news and current affairs is certainly heightened by the pressure of social media - so imagine a young person growing up in this day and age. I ran a competition fo…
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If you'd like to support Jonny's work, you can buy him a coffee here. The Islamic Republic of Iran emerges from behind the regional proxies it's used as pawns until now to take direct action against Israel. Over 300 suicide drones, ballistic and cruise missiles targeted Israel from multiple fronts from Iran, as well as Iraq, Syria and Yemen. 99% we…
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Support thirsty Jonny here with a coffee Jonny also produces and presents 🍎 number one hit podcast, 🎙️Jonny Gould’s Jewish State. Follow now at this link: This is Israel’s minister of the diaspora Amichai Chikli, with me in Krakow, just a short distance from Auschwitz, where we’d journeyed together with other international leaders as part of a Euro…
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Support Jonny here. Emily Schrader returned to London for a whistlestop tour of speaking engagements and appearances and attend street protests in solidarity with Britain's Jewish community, embattled by the unrelenting pro-Palestinian hate marches which never seem to end. Listen to how she deals with the antisemites on the streets of London and ho…
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The war started by the October 7th massacres is the longest in Israel's history. But with rockets still being fired from Gaza into Israel’s southernmost city of Sderot and a first Houthi rocket landing further south, what next steps are open to Israel - and what of the deteriorating relationship with the United States? Our esteemed guest today is C…
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Support Jonny's podcast here, buy Jonny a coffee! For 20 years, Avi Issacharoff has been an accomplished Israeli author and journalist and now he's emerged as the internationally renowned television drama producer, the co-creator of hit TV series of Fauda. How has October 7th changed Israel? Every family has been affected and Israel has become one …
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Support Jonny's podcast here, buy Jonny a coffee! It’s always a pleasure to see Einat Wilf, here again on a whistlestop tour of London, she met with politicians of all parties at the Houses of Parliament, plus journalists and Jewish leaders and their communities. And it’s her clarity which is arresting. She elevates Zionism above politics, creating…
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Loay Alshareef came on my TalkTV show to talk about the peace which remains between Arabs and Jews despite the October 7 massacre by Hamas terrorists in Israel. And it’s good news. The Abraham Accords which bound the UAE, together with Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan with Israel in September 2020, remains steadfast and though the pogrom exacted on Israe…
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Support Jonny here. Loay Alshareef has been on quite a journey. Growing up in Saudi Arabia and brought up a religious Moslem, he was exposed to antisemitic schooling about Israel and the Jews. “Jews are the fierce enemies of the Arabs and you shouldn’t have them as friends. Christians too. But first, Jews.” Loay was part of a generation of young Sa…
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Support Jonny here. If I'd been asked which journalist might one day confront Gary Lineker face-to-face about his views on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, I might well have said, "it's going to be Nicole Lampert!", such is her journalistic courage. And so it was, as Nicole and a small handful of other journalists were invited to a Broadcasting Pre…
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Support Jonny here. Itamar Marcus is the founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch, started in 1996 to monitor the consensus of the Palestinian world. They started reading the papers for the views of their leaders and found school books and television programmes indoctrinating children in Jew hate. But with 75% of Palestinians supporting Hama…
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Support Jonny here. In this exclusive interview, Reuven Rivlin, the tenth president of Israel pushes back on Polish law on remembering the Holocaust in Krakow. President Rivlin was among world leaders in politics and industry at the European Jewish Association’s delegation to Auschwitz-Birkenau and taking part in a symposium on the growing threat o…
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Support Jonny here. Elon Musk returns fresh from visiting Auschwitz and here are his initial reflections. He’s interviewed by Ben Shapiro. I’m with him and other delegates in Krakow at the European Jewish Association symposium. The episode starts with a stirring Holocaust Kadesh, recited by EJA Founder and Chairman, Rabbi Menachem Margolin. It was …
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Support Jonny here. How has the October 7th massacre challenged Israeli public opinion on the conflict with the Palestinians? What about 'day after' planning? Has it seriously begun? And does peace lie with the Gulf states? Just how much do the Saudis and the UAE want Israel to win? Who in Palestinian society is there to deal peace with? Is there a…
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Our guest today is Nicholas Martin, movie producer and writer of the biographical drama, “Golda”. Golda was seven years in the making, and as you’ll hear, Nicholas has delved so deeply into her story - and by extension Israel’s story from independence to the 1970s - which makes this such a captivating interview. He’s also made deep friendships with…
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This is “Another How to Make Peace in the Middle East", building on the success of the first Talk TV Special, with more highly informed guests from the worlds of politics, the military, frontline medicine, journalism, diplomacy and think tanks. In this episode, British-born Israeli hand and trauma surgeon, Dr Elliot Sorene explains how he's operate…
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Dov Forman, 20, co-author of New York Times bestseller, Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live, was invited to Israel by ELNET UK on a solidarity mission to see for himself the trail of death and devastation left by Hamas through Kibbutz Kfar Aza on October 7th. Scenes and smells he says have changed him forever. EL…
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"Israel's a self-starting civil society, which takes so much on itself", so says Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, who talks about her city's response to the 250,000 displaced Israelis who've left their homes in the south. But there is a determination across the whole nation for them to return home and rebuild their lives and communities after the terrible pogr…
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On my latest TalkTV show, I spoke with Orit Meir, mother of Almog, 21, who was kidnapped from the peace festival on October 7th, then seen in a Hamas propaganda video shortly after. Nothing has been heard or seen of him since. Orit says he MUST remain front of mind amid the release of other Hamas hostages. I can’t remember conducting a more emotion…
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Aside from producing 🎙️Jonny Gould’s Jewish State, I also host live shows at Talk TV and was delighted to be asked to produce and present a Special, “How to Make Peace in the Middle East”. This was the opportunity to bring guests from the podcast over the years to a mass English speaking audience around the world. Joining me for this three-hour sho…
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Our guest is Chaim Oren, an expert on resilience, wellbeing and high performance, who advises professional sportspeople and leading CEOs on fulfilling their human potential. When it comes to strengthening personal resilience, Chaim quotes Victor E. Frankl, Auschwitz survivor and author of Man’s Search for Meaning: “If you have the why you can endur…
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In these times of danger in the Middle East, even on one’s own doorstep, it was both heartening and morale boosting for everyone who attended a Parliamentary reception at the Palace of Westminster. Led by Elnet UK with United Hatzalah of Israel and World Jewish Relief, we learned of support on the ground for victims in the Ukraine and Israel. Meant…
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Words are important. In times of war, their importance is magnified. Never has my mission for Jonny Gould’s Jewish State seemed more urgent: to combat the slurs, the lies and the distortions of history which threaten Israel and Jewish people. The media has a responsibility - at the very least - not to fan conjecture and untruths, because it comes w…
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Israel’s collective spirit is rekindled. After eight months of street protests, of political turmoil and the societal divisions it scored, the nation has responded in unity to the terror committed by brutal Hamas murderers, rapists and kidnappers on October 7th. The people have risen “ground up, not bottom down” in the best ideals of Israeli and Je…
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Israel is heartbroken, the house of Israel is heartbroken. Israel is at war again fighting genocide. It’s resilient people are traumatised by shock, horror and grief. A quiet Shabbat morning, also the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah where Jews celebrate finishing reading the Torah and then start to read it again, “In the Beginning”, was shattered b…
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This is a special episode featuring a competition winner from a primary school who won the chance to make an episode of Jonny Gould’s Jewish State. I ran it for Year 6 pupils at North West London Jewish Day School and was delighted when 11-year-old Bella Bolot stepped up to the plate and secured us an interview with Bill Browder. Bill is a London-b…
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Our two guests today make their first appearances on the “podcast of record”, and you might say after 120 plus episodes of Jonny Gould’s Jewish State, they’ve been a rather glaring omission. The Right Honourable, Lord Eric Pickles and the Right Honourable, Joan Ryan are in conversation. We focus on the future of Holocaust remembrance, including a s…
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Let’s confront the latest expression of antisemitism: that which hates Jewish people for the State of Israel. I’m delighted that Jake Wallis Simons has given his first interview about his new book to Jonny Gould’s Jewish State, “Israelophobia: The Newest Version of the Oldest Hatred and What To Do About It”. We can’t really have a conversation abou…
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Our guest today says the unedifying term “civil war” bandied describing judicial reform in Israel is a useful device to maintain pressure on both sides to find a solution. Let me be clear: I spent much of July and August 2023 in Israel and the country is not “entering a state of civil war” as former Prime Minister and convicted criminal, Ehud Olmer…
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Jonny Gould’s Jewish State heads for the Knesset in Jerusalem and a couple of nights out in Tel Aviv, fresh from an eye opening visit to the Israel-Gaza border (scroll back one episode for that atmospheric discussion beneath an Iron Dome rocket launcher). I was part of an Elnet UK delegation, an organisation sharing democratic values and strategic …
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Let’s take you to a top secret location in the south of Israel to observe at firsthand an Iron Dome battery, followed by a trip to Kerem Shalom, the border frontier exchanging goods and workers between Gaza and Israel. We were told by the IDF the night before not to come because there’d been incoming rocket fire which they’d defended against from t…
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This is a story of moderation, to use our history of oppression to resist fascism, anti-Jewish hate and uphold the rule of law and maintain hard-fought for liberties. Russia led by Stalin and Germany by Hitler were gruesome, murderous, evil regimes. Yet Soviet Russia’s crimes aren’t acknowledged in the same way as those perpetrated by the Germans a…
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This episode of Jonny Gould’s Jewish State focuses on Israel’s greatest (ever) regional ally, the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is asserting itself diplomatically on the regional and world stage. Should Israel be worried about the swirling winds of interests in the region? The Emiratis have followed Saudi Arabia in re-establishing diplomatic ties w…
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Jonny Gould’s Jewish State circles back to a previous episode, uncovering startling new revelations. New details so rich, a bestseller has been updated to include them. In episode 88, I sat down with my old friend, Jonathan Freedland to discuss The Escape Artist, the story of two young Jewish men who broke out of Auschwitz to warn the world of the …
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“Since World War II, Israel has assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world.” is a brutal sentence from the start of “Rise and Kill First”. Our guest is Ronen Bergman, author of the New York Times bestseller, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. It’s the product of a thousand interviewees, some of whom Ronen quiz…
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With a month of the season already elapsed Jonny, Josh and Erik debrief the impact of the pitch clock thus far, Oakland's moving plans as well as looking at who's hot and who's not. Plus the usual pop culture bits including finding baseball relevance to Jerry Springer and why Erik wishes Michelle Pfeiffer a happy birthday.…
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This is my second sit-down interview with Trevor Horn and you’ll hear why it’s nothing like the first time. The previous one (episode 43) made an impression with Wikipedia’s editors, who included Trevor’s “I believe in Judaism, more than I believe in anything else” as a reference. On leaving last time, Trevor told me at the door, "no one ever asked…
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This is Sarah Idan’s story, Sarai more informally and publicly. She used to enter beauty pageants “to help bring people together”. But as Iraq’s winning Miss Universe in 2017, she got much more than she bargained for. Sarai’s new life as a renowned Human Rights campaigner started there and then, when she took a selfie with Adar Gandelsman, particip…
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These are the sage words of President Isaac Herzog as Israel's Head of State tries to bridge the gap between his people, the biggest schism in the young country’s history.Jonny poses the questions and well-positioned experts and well-positioned protestors present opposing arguments.PLUS we have an exclusive interview with Professor Avi Bell from th…
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The unedifying scurry by BBC management to get Gary Lineker back on air after suspending him diffuses both a row with its staff and kicks the can of impartiality into the long grass. A couple of tweets by the BBC’s lead football presenter brought down the entire coverage of the Corporation’s TV and radio sport for a weekend. Lineker compared the go…
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A shining light in the shimmering city. “If you build it, they will come”, said Kevin Costner in the baseball movie, Field of Dreams – and there’s a similar vision for BNJC, Brighton & Hove’s new Jewish community synagogue and residential property development. There are around 4,000 to 5,000 Jewish people in the East Sussex city and this audacious …
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Big things are happening in the United Arab Emirates, really big things. As the nation which reached out to Israel in the most expansive expression of peace yet with an Arab partner, it’s time Jewish people understood more about this nation. Abu Dhabi is the stage for a new era of religious pluralism. The Emirati capital has opened the Abrahamic Fa…
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Israel's judicial reform row is proving an awful spectacle for the watching world. I wanted to find voices of moderation and considered opinion - and in particular, within the ruling Likud Party: is there anyone willing to stand up to Benjamin Netanyahu over the division this is causing? As a diaspora Jew, I look on in dismay at the threat to unity…
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Emily Schrader was back in London with Yoseph Haddad on a whistlestop UK speaking tour, which included a nasty confrontation with pro-intifada students on campuses in London and Nottingham. Scroll back an episode for one of his energetic and hopeful speeches from the tour.Emily is an American-Israeli journalist and opinion former, a regular on the …
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