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Accent tells the story of some of the most famous thought leaders who were born in a foreign country and moved to the US in order to follow their passion and career path. 980184 The podcast is hosted by Ran Harnevo - former founder/CEO of 5min (sold to Aol for $65M), and Aol's President of video. Ran moved to NYC 10 years ago from Israel, and is now the co-founder and CEO of Homeis - a new startup building digital Culture Networks for local foreign born communities. Each podcast is a non-for ...
 
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For many, supporting the Zionist aspirations of establishing a Jewish state prior to 1948 seems obvious. But we don’t know how many players worked really hard in order to make this happen. Today we are going to deep dive into behind the scenes the support and opposition to the establishment of Israel, and that is why I am happy to have Prof. Jeffre…
 
Top Guna: Maverick seems to be the greatest hit of summer 2022. Did you knew that the operation executed (Flying below radar, Radio silence and Attacking a nuclear reactor) was inspired by a true story? Want to hear more? (Originally aired on June 7th, 2021) If it wasn’t for Israel, the world would have faced a nuclear Iraq. But at 16:00 of Sunday,…
 
2nd part of our conversation with Dr. Moshe Fuksman-Shaal. The night of May 17th, 1977 will be always remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach”, when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party and a new era in Israel had begun. Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Be…
 
Less than 5 weeks passed since Idit Silman of Yamina left the coalition, leaving it with only 60 members in the Knesset, now they are left with 59 after earlier today, on May 19th 2022, newly elected MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, of the left wing MERTEZ party announced she rebels the coalition. The walls are closing on the Change coalition, but it doesn…
 
Exactly 45 years ago, the night of May 17th, 1977, will always be remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach,” when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party, and a new era in Israel had begun. Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Begin, the state of Israel changed di…
 
Every now and then, the tension between the Ultra-Orthodox and what is called Religious-Zionists and secular society comes to a new tip point. A few governments fell due to controversy over religious affairs, and the last political crisis just before Passover when MK Idit Silman of Yamina (PM Bennets’ right-wing party) announced she was leaving her…
 
הר הבית or Temple mount is sacred to both Jews and Muslims. For Jews, it is the pick of Mount Moriyah, where the 1st and 2nd temples were built, while for Muslims it is known for the musks of Al-Aksa and Tomb of the Rock, and where based on Muslim belief priest Muhammad's ascent to heaven. For years the Temple Mount serves not only as a holy place …
 
On Wednesday, April 6th Israelis found out they may stand in front of what may look like another round of election when MK Idit Silman of Yamina (PM Bennets’ right-wing party) announced she is leaving her role as a de facto government whip and exiting the coalition due to “Hametz” observance in Israeli hospitals disagreement with Minister of Health…
 
The night of May 17th, 1977 will be always remembered as the night of the “Ma’Hapach”, when after 29 years of ruling, the left-wing Labor party lost the election to the right-wing Likud party and a new era in Israel had begun. Under the leadership of newly elected prime minister Menachem Begin, the state of Israel changed direction dramatically. Al…
 
Israel does now have a constitution but a series of Basic Laws that are supposed to be the foundations of a future constitution. Most Basic laws are not drawing so much attention but one is unique. Since enacted on March 17th, 1992, This Basic Law is upsetting mainly two big factions in Israeli society - The Ultra-Orthodox (Haredim) and the nationa…
 
Just the way he lived, Menachem Begin, Israel’s 6th Prime minister was buried in a modest, simple, and traditional Jewish ceremony, on March 9th, 1992. Begin, the 1st prime minister who did not come from the labor party was also the most JEWISH prime minister, who did not try to shy the new Zionist Jew image that the labor was trying to embed in Is…
 
For almost a decade the state of Israel was branded as THE Start-up nation with the highest ratio of tech companies per capita. But in order to maintain this achievement Israel needs to make sure that it is minimizing the gaps in education, mainly around math and English. Our guest today stands In the front of the effort to narrow the gaps and make…
 
Episode 53 - What’s the story in Sheikh Jarrah? With Noa Pinto * The episode was recorded prior to Israel's Supreme court's decision to postpone the eviction of the families. ** Shimon Ha'Tzadik (Shimon the just) was a high priest who was buried where is now located Sheikh Jarrach. There is never a dull moment in Israel and it seems that the place …
 
Last May in Israel, the streets of Arab and shared cities were ablaze. The fabric of shared life in Israel was under an attack, fueled by extremists, locally and nationally. Indeed, most Israelis — Arab and Jewish — oppose the raging violence, as the entwined reality of life is stronger than these destructive forces. Nevertheless, the damage was ov…
 
The hilltop youth phenomena has become a real problem that in a way It seems Israeli governments don’t really want to deal with. The hardline extremists set outposts all across the west bank and look like they are eager to confront the Palestinians, while the IDF is standing still with their hands tied. But, while it seems that the Israeli authorit…
 
Between Jerusalem & New York – What are we blindsided about When gaps between Israel & Israelis to American Jewry grow, one Jew wanted to expand the conversation and alter the dialogue. Moshe Samuels, CEO of Shazur & co-creator of the acclaimed Israeli TV miniseries “The New Jew” is one of those people working to bring Israeli point of view to Amer…
 
On a hot day of July 14th 2011, a small group of young Tel-Avivians left their overpriced rented apartments and set their new place in tents on Rothschild boulevard in Tel Aviv. This act made a huge wave and pushed hundreds of thousands of citizens to become activists and join them in tent “cities” within cities across the state, demanding the gove…
 
This week’s episode is a throwback to last years one of the most DEFINING EVENTS, which led to the political shift in Israel, later on. The 1st large scale rally, by the official residence of Israel’s Prime Minister in Jerusalem, occurred on July 14th, and was called the Bibistillia, an homage to the French Bastille Day, named after the famous Pris…
 
Netanyahu's rule in the last couple of years was a roller coaster ride not just for his opposition but also to his allies and even to his own party - the Likud. Bibism, just like Trumpism, has become a term used often in Israel to explain the blind support Netanyahu got from many of his supporters. BUT, not all Likudniks were big fans of his ways. …
 
Darom Adom Festival was a spinoff for the name given by the IDF to the alarm system that alerts the residents of the Gaza border every time a rocket launches from Gaza, called Tzeva Adom (Red Color). First rocket, fired in 2001, and after 20 years of constant rockets fired from Gaza, it seems that the only thing changed is the Hamas capabilities an…
 
Between May 24-25 of 1991, almost 15,000 Jews were airlifted to Israel in a military operation named Operation Solomon. In less than 36 hours a fleet of 35 Israeli Air Force, joined by El-Al planes and 1 Ethiopian Airways, fled 14,325 members of the Beita Yisrael community from Adis-Abba and brought them to Israel. Avezu Fanta, who was 4 months old…
 
80 days after the election, on Sunday night of June 13th, the new government was sworn in, after winning a razor thin vote of 60 to 59. That marks the end of a 12 year era of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister. The newly formed coalition is very eclectic and fragile and we are here to discuss how long this coalition can last.…
 
If it wasn’t for Israel, the world would have faced a nuclear Iraq. But at 16:00 of Sunday, June 7th 1981, a squadron of 8 F-16A’s joined by 3 pairs of F-15 A's to provide fighter support took off from Etzion base near Eilat, on their way east, traveling a total distance of 2,200 kilometers (Roundtrip), below Radar at . 3 hours later all planes wer…
 
“Ala Beyadi” (I have got it).On Wednesday night of June 2nd, with less than 30 minutes to spare until the end of the presidential mandate given to MK Yair Lapid, leader of the “Yesh Atid” party, Lapid advised the president he had enough support to form a government. The future coalition is not unified ideologically at all. It spans from Hard right …
 
The israeli disengagement from Gaza was the unilateral dismantling of the 21 settlements in the Gaza strip and the evacuation of the approximately 8,600 settlers and Israeli army from inside the Gaza strip, in August 2005. Even Though most Israelis supported the plan, it has been criticized from various viewpoints - By the Settlers and the Israeli …
 
Lobbying, generally in the name of corporate interests, has become a permanent feature of policy making in most democratic countries, including in the US and Israel. If the big companies are represented by lobbyists then who represents the people? Meet Lobby 99, the 1st and ONLY Public lobby which is working to represent the interests of the genera…
 
What is going on in Israel? More than 1500 rockets fired by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in the last 48 hours, after Hamas promised to hurt Israel for banning access to Dom of the Rock from Muslims. Ramadhan fest, the flag march on Jerusalem day, Sheich Jarach, all came down to a climax, but what ignited the ongoing round of violence, what is happen…
 
The Supreme court of Israel has been an ongoing target to the right-wing arrows, mostly around the claim that it prevents the government from ruling and the Knesset from passing laws that represent the majority’s wishes. All of that is because the court’s ruling on the legality of the Knesset legislation and decisions of state authorities. When did…
 
The Histadrut – Not your typical worker’s Union Special episode for May 1st! Israel’s worker's union, known as Histadrut Ha’Ovdim, was established by the socialist Zionists in 1920. Unlike worker unions abroad, its early days' mission was greater than just worrying about worker’s rights. Its political power was greater than any other union and for …
 
*Disclaimer - Episode recorded prior to Netanyahu's acts around nominating Minister of Justuice. On May 4th the 28 days given to Benjamin Netanyahu to form a coalition will pass. Meanwhile the Political chaos grows, tension between Jews and Arabs escalates in Jerusalem and with Hamas in Gaza. What is happening? Along with my friend Jeff Becker we w…
 
The 24th Knesset began its work after the MK’s swore oath, on April 6. Prior, President Reuven Rivlin on Monday gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the first crack at forming a government but noted that he was doing so reluctantly, both because no party leader appeared to have enough support to succeed at cobbling together a ruling coalition and…
 
He wasn’t the most connected, and he wasn’t the most famous, but his commitment was the greatest - Isaiah Si Kenen was a passionate Zionist who changed the relationship and America’s commitment to the establishment to Israel. Along with my friend Kobby Barda, who researched AIPAC and learned it’s history we will dive and discuss this person, who ma…
 
The people of Israel spoke again. But when will we know what they said? And whether what they said aligns with what they wanted? Along with my friend Jeff Becker, we will dive a little to give you the best perspective on who won, when we will have the final results, and what we should expect. Join us for a temporary Aftermath, before we actually kn…
 
A year has passed since Covid-19 hit the world. Israel, relatively, was one of the states hurt the most, at least in the OECD. Even though it has one of the best medical services in the world, Israel has one of the highest rates of deaths per capita (with more than 5,569 people died up until February 21st). Is it the lack of strategy, rapid and ran…
 
The ultra-Orthodox Rabbinical institutions control almost every aspect of life in Israel and narrow all other denominations' actions. Over the years there are voices who challenge the Ultra-Orthodox and the Israeli politicians in this area. The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the social justice arm of the Reform Movement in Israel is one of …
 
The official starting pistol fired its shot at 10 PM on February 4th, 2021, when the Likud Party’s list was submitted to the Central Election Committee. 39 parties in total submitted and will contest in the upcoming election with 14 main players with actual chances of being elected. And today I’m joined by a dear friend - Nili Reichman, CEO & Found…
 
39 parties registered for the upcoming legislative elections in Israel. 2 interesting stories lay on the edges - The split in the Arab parties, between Mansour Abas and RAAM party from the Joint List & what happened between Yamina & the Ultra right Jewish parties, with a last-minute merger between Betzalel Smotrich’s “religious Zionism Alliance & K…
 
In the past couple of years, there was great tension between the Israeli government and Israelis with many of our brothers in the US. A lot was shed over the Kotel compromise and the Conversion Law along with the close relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Donald Trump has brought tension to new heigh…
 
On December 27th Israel entered its 3rd lockdown after failing to contain CoVid-19. The number rose high even though more than 2.4 million people already received the 1st shot. In the past week, the government decided to extend the lockdown for 2 more weeks and may extend it again. Some critics said the lockdown was due to PM Netanyahu’s trials. Th…
 
Most Israelis agree that Israel going to a 4th election term in 2 years proved the Israeli system of government is failing. Along with my guest Dr. Einat Wilf we will discuss where are we REALLY failing and what Israeli decision-makers really need to focus on. Dr. Wilf is an author and a leading thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, educ…
 
Once in a couple of years, a new kid comes to the playground of Israeli politics. That small party, which at many times nobody takes seriously, becomes the election's surprise and usually has the power to make an impact on shaping the new government. At most times that party also vanishes after a while - DASH in 1977, SHINUI between 1999-2003, GIL …
 
The 23rd Knesset officially dispersed as the clock struck midnight on Tuesday night, and the deadline to approve a 2020 budget expired, sending Israelis to the polls for the fourth time in less than two years. Elections were automatically called for 90 days from now, namely March 23, 2021. The failure to pass a budget came just seven months after t…
 
Israel’s long term strong alliance is challenged not just by Israel’s relations with the Palestinians and the US reaction to Israel’s policies, but by other global players. In today’s episode, I will discuss China’s uprise as a global player and its impact on Israeli-American relations, and what we may see under President Biden's administration. Dr…
 
In our 10th episode, we discussed PM Netanyahu’s rise in the public sphere until his defeat to Ehud Barak on May 17th, 1999. In this episode, I consulted with Mr. Eli Vered Hazan on the reasons for his loss and how he paved his way back into power. We were only able to cover 1999-2009, so stay tuned for a future episode. You can listen to the Podca…
 
The Corona crisis uncovered sensitive challenges Politicians refused to own, but are big and have a far bigger impact on Israel’s future. The Ultra-Orthodox communities’ separatism from the state of Israel, refusing to integrate into Modern Israel, while using their political power to budget their way of living, of the state’s budget, growing in nu…
 
Democracies are failing. Civil society is in a crisis. In Israel, it is more sensitive due to the big disagreements around state and religion, the occupation, corruption, and much more. But' our guest has a different point of view with an interesting solution - Yair Assulin, born in 1986, studied philosophy and history at the Hebrew University in J…
 
November 4th marks 25 years of the assassination of Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin by Yigal Amir. The murderer, a Modern Orthodox Law student, was influenced by the toxic environment of the growing opposition to the Oslo accord led by than head of Opposition, MK Benjamin Netanyahu. It seems that no real discussion was made and no real lesson learned. Isr…
 
Unlike in the US, the state of Israel doesn’t have a constitution, but a set of Basic Laws. The idea of a constitution was brought in the declaration of independence, who gave a mandate to the “Founding Assembly” to form a constitution, based upon it the political formation of Israel will be built. The Founding Assembly did not fulfill its purpose,…
 
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