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Amanda Borschel-Dan

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What Matters Now to Mideast analyst Avi Issacharoff: Iran can have nukes in 6 months

Seasoned journalist and ‘Fauda’ co-creator spells out how nuclear Iran must be treated as Israel’s prime existential threat, even as...

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to David Horovitz: The conflicts of war coverage

Six months on, The Times of Israel’s founding editor weighs in on the challenges confronting the Jerusalem-based news site bent on providing...

12.04.2024 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

McDonald’s to acquire franchised restaurants in Israel amid boycott calls

Fast food firm to purchase Alonyal, which has run restaurants in Israel for 30 years, as war prompts slump in company’s performance

05.04.2024 80

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What Matters Now to Micah Goodman: This is a war of independence for Israelis and Gazans

After six months, the Jewish state is faced with only bad choices, but leaving Hamas in power in the Gaza Strip would be suicidal for both Israelis...

05.04.2024 50

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What Matters Now to mourning mother Hannah Wacholder Katsman: Personal & national grief

On October 7, son Hayim Katsman was killed by terrorists from Gaza at Kibbutz Holit as he shielded a neighbor with his body. Knowing he’s a hero...

29.03.2024 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: Is Netanyahu an obstacle to victory?

ToI’s senior analyst on how the world worries Netanyahu won’t bring peace; Israelis worry he won’t win the war

22.03.2024 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: Hamas starves Gazans as a war tactic

As humanitarian aid efforts are ramped up via land, air and sea, the IDF must decide how many of its soldiers to divert to protecting the convoys...

15.03.2024 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: Campus antisemitism makes new Zionists

Just back from a speaking tour at US colleges, ToI’s senior analyst describes increased ostracism of Jewish students on campus – and an...

08.03.2024 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: Haredim have to defend Israel, too

ToI’s senior analyst weighs in on the increasingly heavy burden shouldered by secular and religious-Zionist Israel

01.03.2024 60

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What Matters Now to Ksenia Svetlova: Russia’s new position on the global ‘Risk’ board

Two years since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the former MK – an expert on her native Russia and the Middle East – weighs in on the Red...

23.02.2024 20

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What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: UNRWA’s problem isn’t the terrorists in its ranks

The UN agency keeps Palestinians eternal ‘refugees’ – even if they have citizenship. As staff collaboration with Hamas surfaces,...

16.02.2024 30

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What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: Clashing visions of victory

What does winning the Israel-Hamas war look like, not only for those fighting in Gaza, but also for the Palestinian Authority, the United States and...

09.02.2024 20

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What Matters Now to author Shlomo Brody: Jewish ethics and the Israel-Hamas War

When the imperative of self-defense brushes up against terrorists using innocent civilians as hostages and human shields, what should the most moral...

02.02.2024 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Yossi Klein Halevi: 5 big questions about the war

Noted author weighs in on the tough issues facing Israel and the Jewish people now – and how to conceive of the foreseeable future

26.01.2024 50

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What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: What Israelis think about the suffering in Gaza

ToI’s senior analyst joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan in the Jerusalem office for a difficult conversation about Israelis’ awareness of the...

19.01.2024 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Mishy Harman: 3 ‘postcards’ from wartime Israel

In our monthly compilation episode with Israel Story, we hear from a resident of Sderot pushing to resettle Gush Katif, a philanthropist and a...

12.01.2024 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: How the court just redefined its own powers

ToI’s senior analyst weighs in on the unprecedented Supreme Court decision and whether it will reignite the existential debate over judicial...

05.01.2024 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to US Jewish leader William Daroff: Where are our allies?

CEO of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations describes a ‘second punch in the gut’ by those who misjudge the...

29.12.2023 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Haviv Rettig Gur: Wartime polls and unexpected conclusions

ToI’s senior analyst sifts through a slew of surveys on perceptions of Hamas, Israel and the day after the war. The results are often...

22.12.2023 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Prof. Amichai Cohen: Is the IDF acting legally in Gaza?

Questions answered include how Israel derives its legal legitimacy for self-defense and how, postwar, to try Hamas for international crimes against...

15.12.2023 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Israel Story’s Mishy Harman: ‘A person is a person is a person’

In three very different slices of Israeli life right now, we hear from parents of a hostage, an evacuee from Gush Katif and a peace activist who is...

08.12.2023 10

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Saul Singer: Refounding Israel the day after the war

Co-author of ‘The Genius of Israel’ explains how unity of purpose is essential to the health of the country. While Israeli society...

01.12.2023 20

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What Matters Now to Rabbi Seth Farber: Hostages and mixed burials in Jewish law

Issues of religion and state can take on more urgency in times of war. The head of ITIM, an NGO aimed at helping Israelis navigate the country’s...

24.11.2023 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Dr. Joe Uziel: ID’ing Oct. 7 victims via forensic archaeology

Head of Israel Antiquities Authority’s Dead Sea Scroll unit uses CSI techniques honed at destruction sites from thousands of years ago to find...

17.11.2023 50

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

‘The Abducted Hearts’ exhibit embodies the enormity of 242 hostages in Gaza

In the courtyard of Ness Ziona’s cultural center, a month of the Israel-Hamas war is marked with stark black life-sized silhouettes of the people...

12.11.2023 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Oct. 7 survivor Adele Raemer: Telling the world

She’s lived near Gaza at Kibbutz Nirim for almost five decades and while sadly accustomed to rocket attacks, the thought of terrorists entering her...

10.11.2023 40

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Israel Story’s Mishy Harman: ‘Wartime Diaries’

Welcome to What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploration into one key issue shaping Israel and the Jewish World — right now. This week on What...

03.11.2023 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Coalitions of faith and conscience

Welcome to What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploration into one key issue shaping Israel and the Jewish World — right now. The ripple effects of...

27.10.2023 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Micah Goodman: Vowing to stand with Israel when it fires back

Welcome to What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploration into one key issue shaping Israel and the Jewish World — right now. Israel is at war. And,...

12.10.2023 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

Camera in hand, partygoer captures escape from rave and nail-biting flight to Tel Aviv

After a night of dancing at a Negev Desert rave, when Shye Weinstein heard the first barrage of rocket fire from Gaza on Saturday morning, he knew the...

09.10.2023 80

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to archaeologist Erez Ben-Yosef: King David’s tent-dwelling monarchy

Welcome to What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploration into one key issue shaping Israel and the Jewish World — right now. A small agile nation...

29.09.2023 20

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to David Friedman, Michal Cotler-Wunsh and Gil Troy: Nuance

Welcome to What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploration into one key issue shaping Israel and the Jewish World — right now. This week, Prime...

22.09.2023 40

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to Jewish Law Prof. Benny Porat: Common ground as titans clash

Welcome to What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploration into one key issue shaping Israel and the Jewish World — right now. It’s July, just...

15.09.2023 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

What Matters Now to authors Yossi Klein Halevi, Daniel Gordis and Matti Friedman

Welcome to What Matters Now, a weekly podcast exploration into one key issue shaping Israel and the Jewish World — right now. “To Israel’s...

08.09.2023 30

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Amanda Borschel-Dan

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