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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 Takeaway

How to Combat Anti-Semitism in Europe

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Israel expects 15,000 Jews to leave France for Israel in 2015, and Jews throughout Europe have seen an uptick in anti-Semitism. We explore how the E.U. should deal with this problem.

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PRI's The World

Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff was Jewish and Israeli — and here's how his friends tried to cover it up

Monday, September 08, 2014

When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.

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The Takeaway

Is America Still Israel's Best Friend?

Monday, July 28, 2014

The way most Americans understand our relationship with Israel has changed a great deal since the country's founding in 1948.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drug-Resistant TB; History of the Jews; Poverty and the Social Safety Net; Walter Kern and the Rockefeller Imposter

Monday, March 24, 2014

On today’s show: We’ll find out why tuberculosis has been making a speedy, drug-resistant comeback—with 8 million new infections each year. Simon Schama traces the Jewish experience across 3,000 years. Our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America continues with Michael Katz and Olivia Golden discussing the social safety net and the government programs designed to help the poor. Walter Kirn tells us about his odd 15-year friendship with a man who turned out to be an imposter, kidnapper, and murderer.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Story of the Jews

Monday, March 24, 2014

Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492. His book The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC–1492 AD spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It’s a story of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.

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The Political Playwright Rolf Hochhuth Assails the Catholic Church for 'Immoral Inaction'

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WNYC

Chaos rules at this rowdy 1964 meeting of the Overseas Press Club. The guest panel includes Catholic Church critic, Rolf Hochhuth, and a Catholic Church official. 

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Abba Eban Pushes Israel's Application for U.N. Membership

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In 1949, Israel's Abba Eban defends his country against a variety of accusations and urges the United Nations to act favorably on Israel's application for admission to that international body.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Greatest Ad You’ll Ever See Gabfest

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Aurora Colorado shooting aftermath, Republicans and Jews, and the Olympics

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The Takeaway

Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander on their 'New American Haggadah'

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Haggadah, the Jewish religious text read at Passover, is 3,000 years old. It has been translated more than any Jewish book, from ancient times, to 14th-century Sarajevo, to the just-published "New American Haggadah." Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander have constructed a new Haggadah, religious, yet modern, for the American Jews of their generation.

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WNYC News

Can Democrats Count on Jewish Voters This Year?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

For decades, Jewish voters were reliable members of the Democratic New Deal Coalition that coalesced around President Franklin Roosevelt and continues to define the political landscape. But a new survey suggests that American Jews, despite their longstanding allegiance to Democrats, are not immune to disappointment in President Obama. And Republicans are hoping to capitalize on the trend in the upcoming midterm elections.

 

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The Takeaway

Hate Crimes: The Holocaust Museum Shooting

Thursday, June 11, 2009

An 88-year-old white supremacist with a rifle walked into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, fatally wounding a security guard. The gunman was identified by law enforcement officials as James W. von Brunn, who embraces conspiracy theories involving Jews, blacks and other minority groups and has waged a personal war with the federal government. Jack Levin, Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University joins The Takeaway to talk about the shooting and the trends in hate crimes.

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The Takeaway

Demjanjuk in Germany: The Last Nazi War-Crimes Trial?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The suspected Nazi John Demjanjuk has arrived in Germany today where he faces a warrant accusing him of being a guard at a Nazi-run internment camp during World War II and being an accessory to the murder of 29,000 people. The retired Ohio autoworker was deported from the United States and arrived Tuesday morning at Munich's airport. Now the 89-year-old will be brought before a judge and formally arrested.

In the 1980s Demjanjuk was extradited to Israel where he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death; his conviction was overturned by the Israeli supreme court which accepted his claim of mistaken identity. But Demjanjuk has remained at the top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of "most wanted" Nazi war crimes suspects.

For more on this story we turn to Tristana Moore, the BBC’s reporter in Berlin.

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WNYC News

Ed Koch's year-end press conference

Tuesday, December 26, 1989

WNYC

Mayor Koch speaks about his relation with the black community, after his [purportedly misquoted] sentence of "Jews and supporters of Israel would be crazy to vote for Jessie Jackson, just as blacks and supporters of black causes would be crazy to vote for George Bush." Koch expounds on Jewish and ...

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