Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

Makom Israel Teachers Lounge


159 How to Make Israeli Politics More Civil

January 16, 2020

In recent weeks, two leaders from Israel's religious right have made rude, dismissive remarks about large segments of Israeli society. In these particular cases, the LGBTQ and former Soviet Union immigrant communities were the targets. But sadly, there's a long Israeli history of such inflammatory statements and behaviours. Why does this happen? How has it appeared from the left and right of the political spectrum? Has it become better or worse over time.


First, Alan, Mike and Rajel answer these questions. But stay for their insightful advice to leaders on how to have civil political conversations with and about fellow citizens with whom you disagree. Their ideas are social, psychological, political, educational and even range to the theological! Join us for this important episode!


Rafi Peretz's comments on gay marriage


Yitzhak Yosef on FSU Immigrants


This episode was recorded by the amazing Ben Wallick Studios. Ben is the best!


Makom Israel Teachers Lounge is a weekly podcast produced by Matt Lipman, and hosted by Michael Unterberg and Alan Goldman.


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