Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann discuss a new Israeli government plan for East Jerusalem that seems to contradict the public aims of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s far-right coalition and explore what’s behind the paradoxical policy. In the second half of the program, Franciscan Action Network Executive Director Michele Dunne gives a deep-dive on one of Jerusalem’s most overlooked communities: the city’s Christians.
Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann break down the latest news on E1 and settlement expansion around Jerusalem, plus developments in the case of the killing of Eyad al Hallaq. In the second half of the episode, the Economic Cooperation Foundation’s Celine Touboul joins the show to share her analysis on the state of Israel-Saudi Arabia normalization and how events in Jerusalem could impact that process.
Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann discuss the origins of the ultra-nationalist Flags March and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). On the second half of the episode, former Egyptian diplomat Ambassador Hesham Youssef shares his take on Cairo’s position on Jerusalem and Egypt’s role in mediating between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.
Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann discuss the aftermath of the spring holiday triple feature in Jerusalem. In the second half of the episode, Farah Bdour, an expert on Jordan and Jerusalem from the Amman Center for Peace and Development, joins the program to provide insights into the Hashemite Kingdom’s role in the holy city.
Evan Gottesman speaks with TJ’s Danny Seidemann about the fallout from a recent string of terror attacks against Israelis and the settler-led pogrom in the Palestinian town of Huwara. Then, in the second part of the episode, Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, the former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt, shares his analysis on the American response to the Huwara rampage and Israeli officials’ roles in provoking it.