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The Takeaway

Why Israel is The World's Toughest Beat

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In just three years, the NYT's Jodi Rudoren has covered two Israeli national elections, two wars in Gaza, failed peace talks and watched the fallout from regional political instability.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet Mishy Harman, Israel's Ira Glass

Friday, April 24, 2015

When Mishy Harman created the podcast Sipur Israeli, it was intended for family and friends. Soon it was picked up by Israel's largest radio station and reaching hundreds of thousands.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Drone Warfare in Pakistan; Dr. Oz in Hot Water; the 'Ira Glass' of Israel

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dr. Oz under scrutiny from Columbia docs; the ethics of US-led drone strikes in Pakistan; teachers unions against Christie on pensions; a weddings reporter; the “Ira Glass” of Israel.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Can Obama and Netanyahu Find Middle Ground in the Middle East?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times and Time Magazine's Joe Klein discuss U.S.-Israeli relations now that Benjamin Netanyahu has won reelection.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Welcome Back, Vladimir" Edition

Friday, March 20, 2015

John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Julia Ioffe discuss the reelection in Israel of Benjamin Netanyahu, the reappearance in Russia of Vladimir Putin, and the resignation from Congress of Rep. Aaron Schock.

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The Takeaway

The Two State Illusion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence in Iraq, the unraveling of Syria, the rise of ISIS—all of these events have made a lasting agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians more elusive.

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The Takeaway

Economy Looms Large as Israelis Head to the Polls

Monday, March 16, 2015

Despite last summer's war with Gaza and recent warnings about Iran's nuclear program, most Israelis are more concerned with the economy than national security as they head to the polls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's at Stake in the Israeli Elections

Friday, March 13, 2015

The incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu lacks for high approval ratings, but no matter the outcome of next week's vote, many say a shake-up wouldn't bring about a peace deal with Palestine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Israeli Elections; Syrian Refugees; Occupy Then & Now

Friday, March 13, 2015

David Miliband, the head of the IRC, discusses humanitarian crises around the world: a preview of next week's Israeli elections; and a history of Occupy Wall Street.

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Israel's knife edge general election

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Israel's knife edge general election

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Slate Political Gabfest

The hdr22@clintonemail.com Edition

Friday, March 06, 2015

Emily Bazelon and David Plotz discuss the fallout from Netanyahu's speech before Congress, Hillary Clinton's use of private email to conduct public business, and the oral arguments in the Supreme Court's latest ObamaCare case.

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The Takeaway

Netanyahu's Speech: An Israeli Perspective

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Prime Minister Netnayahu's speech before Congress has already exposed divisions in and between lawmakers, the White House, American Jews and even the state of Israel.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's At Stake in the Iran Talks

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, breaks down what's at stake in the talks with Iran and what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech means for the deal.

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WNYC News

Why Rep. Rangel Won't Be Attending Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech

Monday, March 02, 2015

The 23-term Democrat says it's about respect for the president and the rules of Congress. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Bibi, Vidi, Vici" Edition

Friday, February 27, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court's ObamaCare case, Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress, and whether Chris Christie's presidential campaign has already fizzled.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Neuroscience Pioneer; Congestion Pricing; Middle East Unrest

Friday, February 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Neuroscience Pioneer (First) | Congestion Pricing (Starts at (20:52) | Middle East Unrest (Starts at 50:51)
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The Takeaway

Keeping Iran Rogue: Trust Tested Between The U.S. & Israel

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

At a time when the U.S. is close to a nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make his case against Iran before a joint session of Congress.

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The Takeaway

Israel Is Your Home? Rabbi Urges European Jews To Stay Put

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has called for mass immigration from Europe to Israel after recent attacks in France and Denmark, but many want to fight anti-Semitism in their home countries.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Unrest From Cairo to Jerusalem

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two New York Times correspondents in Cairo and Jerusalem, along with The Forward's editor-in-chief, discuss the two dominant stories out of their respective bureaus this week.

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