Chapter 19 - Arab Success and Normalization
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by Einat Wilf
3w ago
In this chapter, Einat analyzes why the Arab world is perceived among the West to be an abject failure -- in governance, democracy, technology, sustainability, and more. But then, we shift to a model of Arab success: the Gulf states, who have recently normalized relations with Israel. The center of the Arab world, culturally, ideologically, and economically,  has shifted away from Beirut and Damascus to Dubai. What does this mean for Israel and Jews around the world? Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins the conversation to discuss the Abraham Accords, liberalization in Muslim countries, an ..read more
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Chapter 18 - Israel's Final Border
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
1M ago
In this episode, Dr. Wilf makes the case for a crucial Israeli political decision: demarcating a final eastern border. This means officially designating who is in Israel, and who is out. But what does this mean for the presence of Israeli military over the green line? What does the mean for the Palestinians who live there? Columnist Blake Flayton then joins the conversation to discuss models of Israeli disengagement, accusations of apartheid toward Israel's presence in the West Bank, and the future of the settlement project.  ..read more
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Chapter 16 - An American Consulate in East Jerusalem Could Preserve the Two-State Solution
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
2M ago
In this episode, Einat argues that if the Americans were to open a consulate to the Palestinians deep within East Jerusalem, it would advance the cause of a two-state solution. What does nothing to encourage two states is maintaining embassies in Tel Aviv, a wonderful city, but decidedly not Israel's capital. Neither does it make sense to have consulates for the Palestinians in West Jerusalem, as the capital of Israel is not "neutral territory," as much as the United Nations would like to believe. Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins the conversation to  question the claim that Jerusalem i ..read more
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Chapter 13 - Durban: A Legacy of Destruction
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
2M ago
In this episode, Dr. Wilf takes us back to Durban, South Africa in the summer of 2001 at the World Conference Against Racism, which notably descended into an antisemitic hate fest that echoed the debate surrounding UN Resolution 3379, declaring Zionism as a form of racism, in 1975. Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins to discuss the recent trial against Israel at the International Court of Justice and whether or not it is even sensible for Israel to participate in international bodies.  ..read more
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Chapter 12 - Zionism as Therapy for "Jewish Priorities"
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
2M ago
In this special episode, Dr. Wilf reflects on the "Zionism and anti-Zionism" course she taught at Georgetown University several years ago, and how one student had told her that the course was more helpful than "hours of therapy." What did she mean by that? Why do young Jews feel that Zionism has therapeutic powers, and is this phenomenon new? Then, writer David Hazony discusses his new book which incudes this essay by Dr. Wilf, Jewish Priorities, followed by a further conversation on the piece with columnist Blake Flayton  ..read more
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Chapter 11 - Here's Why So Many Are Outraged By Israel's Nation-State Law
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
2M ago
In this episode, Dr. Einat Wilf reads an essay on the strong reactions in Israeli society upon the passing of the controversial "Nation State Law" in 2018. The debate around the language and the context of the law are more relevant than ever in 2023. Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins the conversation to discuss both sides of "from the river to the sea" and the disconnection between American and Israeli Jews.  ..read more
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Chapter 10 - Jewish Power and Powerlessness
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
2M ago
In this episode, Dr. Wilf discusses the differences between Jews who feel comfortable with having power, versus those who don't. What is the relationship between morality and power, progressivism and power? Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins to discuss Christianity's influence on Jewish communities and the rise of anti-Zionism.  ..read more
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Chapter 9 - Biden Just Threw Israeli/Palestinian Peace Under the Bus
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
2M ago
In this 2021 op-ed, Dr. Wilf argues that choosing to provide millions more in aid for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, does nothing but give cover to the dream of undoing Israel by giving political legitimacy to the demand to settle millions of Palestinians within sovereign Israel. Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins the conversation to discuss both Biden and Trump's relationship with Israel in a time of war.  ..read more
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Chapter 8 - Zionism and Feminism
We Should All Be Zionists Podcast
by Einat Wilf
2M ago
In this episode, Dr. Wilf discusses the relationship of both women and Jews with power. Both feminism and Zionism broke the traditional understandings of the "proper place" for women and Jews. Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins the episode to discuss why young progressives don't understand this concept, and the relationship between Zionism and feminism within Israel itself.  This episode was recorded before the events of October 7th.  ..read more
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Chapter 7 - Constructive Ambiguity Has Not Worked. Peace Needs Constructive Specificity.
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by Einat Wilf
2M ago
As Israel still grapples with the traumatic events of October 7th, Dr. Wilf discusses the difference between constructive ambiguity and constructive specificity as they relate to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Is it better to tackle issues like refugees and borders as soon as we get into the room, or is it better to resolve the minor issues first? Then, columnist Blake Flayton joins the conversation to speak about the problem of "moral narcissism" in discussions about the conflict.  ..read more
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