Podcasts

Podcast: East Jerusalem, West Bank

Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann follow-up on developments in E1, discuss the interplay between Israeli electoral politics and the situation on the Temple Mount, and dive into the ties that bind East Jerusalem and the West Bank (or is it East Jerusalem, West Bank?). 

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Podcast: The [Uneasy] Peace of Jerusalem

Host Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann examine why a relative calm held in Jerusalem amid the most intense fighting between Israel and a Gaza-based terror group since last May’s conflict in the Strip coincided with Jewish-Palestinian violence in the contested city. Plus, a look at why the “doomsday settlement” of E1 isn’t generating much buzz less than two weeks before a hearing is scheduled that could see the development proceed.

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Podcast: E1, E1, E1

It’s all about E1 on this episode of Axis Mundi—the contentious settlement proposal is back in the headlines ahead of a July Israeli Civil Administration planning meeting. Evan Gottesman speaks with TJ’s Danny Seidemann about E1, its geopolitical relationship with Jerusalem, and its impact on a future two-state outcome—plus, what all this means for U.S. President Joe Biden’s upcoming visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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Podcast: Flags and Funerals

Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann discuss Israeli police actions at two recent Jerusalem funerals—those of Shireen Abu Akleh and Walid al Sharif—and the role of flags in recent tensions in the city—both the police’s seizure of Palestinian flags at the Abu Akleh funeral, and the upcoming Yom Yerushalayim flags march.

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Podcast: The Goat

Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann look back at a tense spring holiday season, including confrontations between Israeli Police and Palestinians at al Aqsa Mosque, why things could have gone worse—and why to stay vigilant; plus, what a goat says about the politics of religion in Jerusalem.

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