Podcast: From Huwara to Jerusalem and Washington
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.
Podcast: A Long January in Jerusalem
January 2023 proved to be a difficult month for Jerusalem. Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann look back at the weeks since the new year began, covering two terror attacks, disturbances in Palestinian areas of East Jerusalem, Itamar Ben Gvir’s visit to the Temple Mount, the crisis of the Israeli judiciary, and where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fits into all of this.
Podcast: New Year, New Government, Old City
In Axis Mundi’s last episode of 2022, Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann discuss the state of Jerusalem’s Christian community, the knowns and unknowns of the incoming far-right Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, and what two terrorist bombings on the western end of Jerusalem mean for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Podcast: East Jerusalem Shutdown
Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann talk about the ramifications of Israeli security forces’ closure of a part of East Jerusalem centered on Shuafat Refugee Camp following a deadly terror attack in early October, plus some final thoughts on Israel’s November 1 election.
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?).
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.