Podcast

  • Deportations in Iowa

    Ben Harris is on the on the ground in Iowa, reporting on the aftermath of last week’s federal raid of the country’s largest meatpacking plant. Listen to his report on the first batch of undocumented workers to be deported, with hundreds more still in custody. Audio sound funny? Upgrade your Flash player. To subscribe to… More ▸

  • Jon Voight on his commitment to Jews and Israel

    Earlier today I had the opportunity to speak with Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight who is in Israel for the state’s 60th anniversary festivities. While here, Voight joined Chabad-Lubavitch in welcoming children evacuated from the devastated Chernobyl region of the Former Soviet Union to Israel. I spoke to Mr. Voight about his relationship to… More ▸

  • Celebrating 60 years of American-Israeli friendship

    Last night, the President’s Conference reached its climax with an event celebrating the historic relationship between Israel and the United States. In their successive addresses, which were interspersed with musical and (more questionable) dance performances, President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and the event’s chair, American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, celebrated the uniqueness of… More ▸

  • Ruth Messinger on the Jews, China & Darfur

    JTA’s Israel correspondent Dina Kraft speaks with American Jewish World Service director Ruth Messinger, who is attending the President’s Conference in Israel, about China’s support for Sudan, Israel’s handling of Sudanese refugees, and the call for Jews to boycott the Beijing Olympics. Audio sound funny? Upgrade your Flash player. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the… More ▸

  • Stuart Eizenstat on Israel’s resitution problem

    Earlier today, JTA correspondent Dina Kraft had the opportunity to speak with Stuart Eizenstat, who served as an adviser, undersecretary and ambassador under the Clinton and Carter administrations. Mr. Eizenstat discussed Holocaust restitution in Israel, the challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear program, and Jimmy Carter’s recent visit with Hamas. Audio sound funny? Upgrade your Flash… More ▸

  • An even briefer interview with Alan Dershowitz

    I bumped into Alan Dershowitz by the espresso bar earlier today and asked him how he was enjoying the conference so far. Here’s what he had to say… Audio sound funny? Upgrade your Flash player. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. More ▸

  • A brief interview with Nathan Englander

    Nathan Englander today at the President’s Conference JTA’s Israel correspondent Dina Kraft speaks with author Nathan Englander who participated in a panel discussion on Jewish literature today at the President’s Conference in Jerusalem. Audio sound funny? Upgrade your Flash player. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. More ▸

  • Justice @ 60

    Liberal Jewish groups have had a less full throated reaction to the hoopla surrounding Israel’s 60th, tempering their celebrations with reminders of the still unfulfilled promise of Israel’s creation. Rabbis For Human Rights-North America’s celebration, held Thursday at the southwest entrance to Central Park, billed itself as an “alternative” ceremony. Debbie Friedman was there, guitar… More ▸

  • Yom Haatzmaut in NYC

    Last night, JTA staffers Ben Harris and Uriel Heilman attended different events here in NYC, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel’s founding. Having had to turn down an opportunity to attend last night’s big concert at Radio City, I sat down with them both to find out what I missed. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind… More ▸

  • Goldberg on Israel

    The cover of this month’s Atlantic Monthly asks, “Is Israel Finished?” But Jeffrey Goldberg, who wrote the magazine’s lead article, says he’s proud of the Jewish state and brings his kids there almost every year. Hear his full interview with JTA here. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. (If, when listening… More ▸