Nov 29, 2022 • 1HR 36M

American Jews and Israel (Robert Wright & Eric Alterman)

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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
Episode details

2:35 Eric’s new book We Are Not One, about changing American Jewish attitudes toward Israel over the years
7:28 Jewish-American identity before its “Zionization”
10:01 Why fewer young American Jews are feeling the pro-Israel vibe
15:25 Israel in American politics
23:04 The “Israel as apartheid state” debate
35:28 How the 1960’s defined Jewish visions of Israel
49:02 Is a “two-state solution” now the conservative position?
52:50 Zionism vs. social justice activism
1:04:22 Why Israel is fine with the Palestinian status quo
1:15:54 Does Israel really need US support?
1:20:32 Could international pressure help solve the Israel-Palestine conflict?

Robert Wright (, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Eric Alterman (The American Prospect, Brooklyn College, Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie and Why Trump is Worse). Recorded November 16, 2022.

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