Netanyahu grinds down Gantz to secure 18 more months at the helm, PLUS: Israel weighs tough measures to halt the spread of COVID-19, but neglect has already taken a toll. LISTEN FREE
Your audio guide to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Simon Spungin.
Benjamin Netanyahu has exposed Israeli democracy to far deadlier risks than COVID-19 in his battle to survive. LISTEN FREE to Chemi Shalev and Anshel Pfeffer.
Will Israel's political, medical and logistical measures contain the coronavirus pandemic - or will they kill off democracy? PLUS: Home from Peru - into isolation. LISTEN FREE
Israel, paralyzed by the global COVID-19 crisis and by permanent political crisis, has passed a series of worrying measures to stem the spread of the virus. LISTEN FREE.
Netanyahu’s trial has been postponed, the Shin Bet can now track citizens' cell phones and most of the country is in virtual shutdown. What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for Israel and its democracy? LISTEN FREE
Israel election results: Despite heading the largest party in the Knesset, Netanyahu doesn't have the numbers to put together a coalition - and could even be prevented from trying to do so. LISTEN FREE
Whatever happens in Israel's third election, the PM's most important battle will be in a Jerusalem courtroom. LISTEN FREE to Haaretz editor Aluf Benn and Anshel Pfeffer.
Can a women’s party shake up Israel’s deadlocked political landscape? Is Israel ready for a Coronavirus outbreak? Why are none of the parties addressing the global climate emergency? And can Ben & Jerry's sweeten a bitter election campaign? LISTEN FREE
'For Israel, for peace and for justice, let's keep our fingers crossed for a Sanders presidency.' LISTEN FREE
A growing number of Israeli Jews are set to reject left-wing parties, Netanyahu's racism and Trump's 'peace' plan - and vote for the Joint List on March 2. LISTEN FREE
Facing multiple graft charges, Benjamin Netanyahu would be happy for election season to last forever. But time is running out for Israel’s longest-serving PM. LISTEN FREE
With just under three weeks to go until Israelis vote again, both the leading parties are demonizing the country's Arab citizens. PLUS: Can Israel win an Oscar? LISTEN FREE
For Israeli settlers in the West Bank, formal annexation won't change much. But promises could win the election for Bibi - and keep him out of jail. LISTEN FREE
After months of waiting, President Trump finally unveiled his peace plan for Israel and Palestine on Tuesday, to the delight of PM Netanyahu, the disgust of the Palestinians and the bemusement of many. Chemi Shalev explains why. LISTEN FREE
As Israel readies for its third election in a year, the two men vying to lead the country are heading off to Washington to discuss a peace plan - without the Palestinians. LISTEN FREE
On the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of Auschwitz, world leaders descend on Jerusalem for a controversial Holocaust conference. Russia's Putin will be there, but Poland is staying away. LISTEN FREE
The U.S. may not have a coherent strategy for the Middle East, but Iran knows that keeping the nuclear agreement alive is its best chance for survival. Listen free
What role has the U.S. president played in a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks? How should Israel respond? And how are local residents dealing with this latest assault? LISTEN FREE
Israel’s failure to treat allegations of sexual child abuse seriously is taking a heavy toll on relations with Australia’s Jewish community and bilateral relations with Canberra. LISTEN FREE
'The violence perpetrated in the West Bank by Israel and the settlers has just one purpose: to erase the Palestinian national identity.' LISTEN FREE
This month’s snap election in the United Kingdom has been plagued by allegations that the opposition Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, have turned a blind eye to anti-Semitism. LISTEN FREE
Israel's longest-serving prime minister just became the first to face criminal charges while in office. Now he has to stave off a challenge to his leadership of Likud. LISTEN FREE
Why is Israel hosting a soccer match between Argentina and Uruguay? We discuss the politics behind the sport and the dilemma facing progressive fans. LISTEN FREE
Islamic Jihad has retaliated to the assassination of one of its top commanders by firing dozens of rockets at Israel. Amos Harel explains why and why now. LISTEN FREE
Why Netanyahu doesn't get to frame what's anti-Semitism, and why UK Jewish voters face a repellent choice at the polls in December. PLUS: Part 3 of #Israelex? LISTEN FREE
We took our tape recorder to Haaretz’s inaugural Judaism, Israel and Diaspora conference, and heard from Anshel Pfeffer, Isaac Herzog, Natan Sharansky and others. PLUS: David Makovsky talks Trump, peace and his new podcast on U.S.-Israeli relations.
What does the assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi mean for the region, for the Kurds and for the organization itself? LISTEN FREE
With his capricious decision to withdraw from the Kurdish autonomous region, the U.S. president has proved once again that his country's allies in Middle East have good reason to fear betrayal. LISTEN FREE
Prime Minister Netanyahu urged Israelis to boycott the channels behind the TV show, which revisits one of the most traumatic periods in the country's recent history. LISTEN FREE