NIF Australia Podcast

NIF Australia Podcast
Bringing you interviews, stories and events with some of Israel and Diaspora Jewry’s most influential and impactful voices

22. Antisemitism, the UK and British Jewry in the Post-Corbyn Era
Jul 5 • 56 min
Leading British commentator and Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland joined award-winning Australian journalist Debbie Whitmont for a wide ranging conversation covering Europe, Israel and the US.
21. Martin Indyk on Annexation, US-Israel Relations and Prospects for Peace
Jun 23 • 58 min
With Prime Minister Netanyahu actively advancing plans to annex parts of the West Bank and President Trump pushing his own plan for the Middle East, this event featured former US ambassador to Israel and former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian…
20. AB Yehoshua on Annexation, Israeli Democracy and Peace
Jun 18 • 53 min
One of Israel’s best known authors, AB Yehoshua, joined Dr Mark Baker for an NIF Australia webinar to discuss the Netanyahu-Gantz government’s plans for annexation of the West Bank and efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian…
19. Health Care, Human Rights and Israeli Democracy During Covid-19
May 11 • 47 min
A recording of our event with executive director of Physicians for Human Rights in Israel (PHRI), Ran Goldstein, in which we discuss the impact of Covid-19 in Israel and how this pandemic is impacting the refugees, people seeking asylum and undocumented…
18. Peter Beinart on Sanders, Biden, Trump, COVID and This Year’s US Elections
May 3 • 61 min
NIF Australia advisory council member Mark Baker joins US professor, author and political commentator Peter Beinart to discuss Donald Trump, the ongoing COVID crisis, the state of democracy in the US, the candidacies of Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, and…
17. A Conversation with MK Merav Michaeli
Apr 26 • 42 min
Labor Knesset Merav Michaeli joined an NIF Australia webinar in the middle of one of the more interesting moments in recent Israeli political history as the leading opposition member seemed poised to join a right-wing government.
16. Unravelling the Israeli Election Results with Dr Dahlia Scheindlin
Mar 5 • 70 min
Political analyst, pollster and commentator Dr Dahlia Scheindlin joined NIF Australia executive director Liam Getreu to discuss the results of Monday’s Israeli election.
15. The Future of Israeli Democracy with Knesset Member Tamar Zandberg
Dec 18, 2019 • 71 min
A conversation with Meretz/Democratic Union Knesset member Tamar Zandberg, which takes place in the shadow of two Israeli elections in a year.
14. Conversation with Carmi Gillon, Former Head of the Shin Bet
Nov 14, 2019 • 44 min
In this timely episode of the NIF Australia podcast we’re sharing a conversation with Carmi Gillon, former head of Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet.
13. What’s Going on in Israeli Politics? (with Israeli journalist Elhanan Miller)
Oct 1, 2019 • 51 min
For this episode we’re bringing you the recording of a small event we held in Sydney last week with Israeli journalist Elhanan Miller. Elhanan started his talk with a summary of the election results before pivoting to a wider analysis about Israeli…
12. Israeli Election Wrap with Naomi Chazan
Sep 19, 2019 • 61 min
After Israel’s second election in just a few months we’re joined by former president of the New Israel Fund and former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Naomi Chazan to process and analyse all the election results.
11. Episode 2 – September 2019 Israeli Election Preview
Aug 6, 2019 • 4 min
Only 44 days to go until Israelis go to the polls for the second time in just a few months. Watch on for all the details on who’s in the box seat to form government after the 17 September election.
10. Israel’s Election Results (with Naomi Chazan)
Apr 11, 2019 • 75 min
Former deputy speaker of the Knesset Naomi Chazan joined us live just 12 hours after polls closed for a review of the 2019 Israeli election and helped us look forward and understand the impact on Israeli society.
9. A Tribute to Amos Oz
Mar 11, 2019 • 97 min
Our latest podcast episode is a recording of our Tribute to Amos Oz event, recorded on 10 March 2019 at Bondi Pavilion. Michaela Kalowski hosted an evening combining powerful video footage, readings and tributes to explore both the literary and political…
8. Israeli Election Preview – Part 5 (with Michal Sella)
Mar 6, 2019 • 3 min
What are the biggest issues this Israeli election? Bibi, corruption, housing and poverty, and security. Learn more in the fifth episode of our Israeli election preview with Michal Sella from Shatil’s Center for Policy Change.
7. Israeli Election Preview – Part 4
Feb 18, 2019 • 4 min
This episode looks at some of the developments in Israel over the last week and also shines a spotlight on representation of women in the Knesset. In the next few days parties have to submit their candidate lists, which means we’ll finally get to see…
6. Israeli Election Preview – Part 3
Feb 15, 2019 • 3 min
With less than two months until Israel’s elections we bring you another update. In this edition we cover the release of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ads featuring President Donald Trump, as well as Benny Gantz’s campaign launch speech and ad. We also share an…
5. Israeli Election Preview – Part 2
Jan 30, 2019 • 4 min
In the second episode of our Israeli election preview, we have an update on some of the discussions happening between party leaders, as well as polling on who Israelis prefer as their prime minister. We also give a quick overview of Israel’s electoral…
4. Israeli Election Preview – Part 1
Jan 13, 2019 • 5 min
Prime Minister Netanyahu has called Israeli elections for 9 April and we’re here to give you the the details on everything that’s happening in the lead up. (This is a podcast version of the video we published on YouTube, which includes charts of the polls…
3. The Shrinking Democratic Space in Israel and Australia (with Gillian Triggs and Sharon Abraham-Weiss)
Dec 2, 2018 • 83 min
A discussion on the “shrinking democratic space” in Australia and Israel, featuring Gillian Triggs, the former president of Australia’s Human Rights Commission, and Sharon Abraham-Weiss, executive director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel…
2. Conversation and concert with Noa
Nov 5, 2018 • 110 min
Noa – also known as Achinoam Nini – is one of Israel’s most acclaimed artists. In 2009 she represented Israel at Eurovision, along with Palestinian-Israeli musician Mira Awad. This was recorded at her NIF event in Sydney last year. It includes some of her…
1. Refugees in Israel and Australia (with Julian Burnside and Tamara Newman)
Oct 2, 2018 • 66 min
For the first episode of our new NIF Australia podcast, we’re joined by Julian Burnside AO QC and Tamara Newman from the NIF Australia-supported Hotline for Refugees and Migrants in Israel for an update on the status of people seeking asylum and refugees…