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The Takeaway

Connecting the Dots: Iraq, Syria and ISIS

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. is watching from afar as threats continue to destabilize much of the Middle East. As the border between Iraq and Syria becomes evermore porous, and armed militants take control of northwest Iraq, The Takeaway examines the Syrian conflict's influence in Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Israel, Palestine, Peace and the Pope

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pope Francis hosted the Israeli and Palestinian presidents in the Vatican for a prayer meeting. Aaron David Miller, vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former U.S. Mideast negotiator and adviser, explains what the summit means for the peace negotiations, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, that have broken down.

 

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WNYC News

Christie Talks Foreign Policy At Adelson Gala

Sunday, May 18, 2014

WNYC

The governor addressed a Jewish awards gala co-hosted by Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

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New Sounds

Global Acoustic Music

Saturday, May 10, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear some global acoustic works from the Touré-Raichel Collective.  It’s a collaboration between Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli producer/keyboardist Idan Raichel which came about following a concert in Tel Aviv.  The results are stunning and elegant conversations between guitar (Touré) and piano (Raichel), where the strings of the piano are sometimes plucked like a harp or kora.  The songs are anchored by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Aviv Competition Winners

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tonight, after Carnegie Hall Live, hear performances by violinist Daniel Aizenshtadt, hornist Gal Raviv and pianist Tomer Gvirtzman, all of which were award-winners at the Tel-Aviv Competition.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Admiral Ayalon on the Two-State Solution

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy and former director of the security service Shin Bet, explains why he supports a two-state solution and what role American Jews have in the resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Frat Bans Pledging; Aging Infrastructure; Public Advocate on Charter Schools

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a major fraternity, has announced that it will ban pledging. We’ll hear why and what it means for Greek life in area campuses. Plus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James explains why she has brought a lawsuit against the co-location of charter schools with existing district schools. Then, Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy, talks about why he supports a two-state solution; the findings of a Center for an Urban Future report on aging infrastructure in our area; and how a student’s GPA compares to their SAT score when applying to college.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Explaining that Massive Ultra-Orthodox Protest

Monday, March 10, 2014

Yesterday in lower Manhattan, 30,000 (organizers say 50,000) Haredi Jews gathered to protest an Israeli government proposal to remove the exemption ultra-Orthodox have from military service. Jane Eisner, editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, discusses the protest and the larger context of the ultra-Orthodox in Israel and the US today.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Steve Coll and John Cassidy on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Steve Coll and John Cassidy on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

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On Being

David Hartman — Hope in a Hopeless God [remix]

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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On Being

[Unedited] David Hartman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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On The Media

Banning The Other N-Word?

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Israeli Knesset has given preliminary approval to a bill that would criminalize use of the word Nazi, and Nazi symbols, except in certain educational or artistic contexts. Violators could face fines as high as twenty-nine thousand dollars, and up to six months in jail. Backers of the bill seek to prevent disrespect of the Holocaust that results when Nazis are invoked casually, whether in political invective or adolescent insults. Brooke talks with linguistic anthropologist Paja Faudree about this legislative attempt to control the use of language.

The Bees - Winter Rose

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New Jersey News

Why NJ's Democratic Senators Are Threatening Additional Iran Sanctions

Friday, January 17, 2014

WNYC

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker from New Jersey are among just 16 Democratic Senators supporting a bill that threatens additional sanctions on Iran. The bill, were it to pass, could scuttle a signature foreign policy achievement for President Obama. But experts say passage is not likely.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Likud on Iran Deal

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Secretary Kerry is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Tuesday afternoon about the interim agreement with Iran on nuclear weapons. Danny Danon, Israeli deputy defense minister (Likud) and the author of Israel: The Will to Prevail (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), explains conservative Israelis’ skepticism of the deal.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

International reaction to the Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

International reaction to the Iran nuclear deal

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ari Shavit's Promised Land

Monday, November 18, 2013

Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit looks at Israel's past and present dilemmas in My Promised Land.

 

 

 

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The Takeaway

U.S. Aid to Egypt: A Tricky Triangle with Israel

Friday, October 11, 2013

This week, the Obama Administration announced that the U.S. would freeze some of its aid to Egypt, withholding several pieces of weaponry and $260 million in aid. The country has depended on American aid for 35 years, ever since Egypt signed the Camp David Peace Accords with Israel and the U.S. in September 1978. Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel Daniel Kurtzer examines how U.S. suspension of aid to Egypt will affect the country's relationship with Israel and the U.S. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Israel: No Handshake

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Danny Danon, Israeli deputy defense minister (Likud) and the author of Israel: The Will to Prevail (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) talks about Israeli politics and developments in the Middle East, including the conflict in Syria and Iranian President Rouhani's offers of negotiation over nuclear weapons.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rep. Garrett on the Shutdown; Israel and Iran; Save Halloween

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Congressman Scott Garrett, Republican of New Jersey, explains his position on the government shutdown and how the Affordable Care Act should be tied to negotiations in Washington. Then, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy examines the legal landscape of affirmative action; Ken Thompson talks about how he would re-shape the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office if elected; and Israeli deputy defense minister Danny Danon talks about Middle East politics, including relations with Iran. Plus: how to save New York’s Village Halloween Parade.

The Takeaway

What Does U.S. Intervention in Syria Mean for Israel?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Does Israel see President Obama's decision as a hesitation? And what does this portend for Israel's tensions with Iran? Weighing in is Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1996. He was the chief negotiator with Syria in the 1990s.

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