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Ryan Lavarnway Catcher, Team Israel
World Baseball Classic Star Ryan Lavarnway on Playing for Israel and "Heading Home"

Team Israel wasn't expected to make much noise at last year's World Baseball Classic. That was before they beat Cuba, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Netherlands. In fact, this scrappy group of overachievers did the unthinkable in moving on from the "Group of Death" to the second round. Ryan Lavarnway, who hit over .560 in four games, was dominant. We talk to Ryan about baseball, Israel, and the forthcoming documentary, "Heading Home" the story of Israel's surprising and inspiring baseball team. Read more

AMA on 02/13/18

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Susan Silverman Rabbi and Activist
PODCAST EPISODE 15: The Deportation Crisis in Israel with Rabbi Susan Silverman

An Israeli government plan to deport 20,000 single, male African asylum seekers has activists ready to take drastic steps to keep them in the country. Activist Susan Silverman, an Israeli rabbi, tells us about the efforts underway to shield the men from forced deportation in this timely podcast. Read more

AMA on 02/07/18

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Alon Tal Environmentalist, professor
PODCAST: Israel's Tu B'ishvat Environmental "report card" featuring Alon Tal

Tu B'ishvat, which begins the eve of January 30, is also known as the new year of the trees. What better time to check in on Israel's environmental successes and challenges with one of the country's true green pioneers, Dr. Alon Tal, who speaks to israel360 and JewishBoston from Tel Aviv. Read more

AMA on 01/29/18

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Miriam Anzovin Jewish scholar, pop culture analyst
Jewish/Israel Themes in "The Last Jedi"(?)

The Last Jedi was perhaps the most controversial Star Wars yet. That's because the prequels weren't controversial, they just sucked. We look into hidden Jewish themes in what we thought was a great movie in this spoiler-filled podcast. Read more

AMA on 01/22/18

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Barry Shrage CEO, Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Bob Dylan and Israel - As Told through Song

Bob Dylan wrote one song about Israel, but it really stuck with Barry Shrage. What led Bob Dylan to write about Israel? And 35 years later, does the song hold up? Listen to our latest podcast! Read more

AMA on 01/02/18

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Jeremy Burton Executive Director, JCRC Boston
Bat Woman, Magneto and Thing! Oh My! Comics, Superheroes, Jews and Israel

What's the connection between Jews and comic books? Which comic book characters have ties to Israel? Could Gal Gadot be any more awesome? These vital questions and more on this action-packed podcast. Read more

AMA on 12/20/17

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Talleen Abu Hanna Transgender beauty queen
PODCAST: Transgender Arab-IsraelI Beauty Queen Talks to israel360

Talleen Abu Hanna was born in an Arab city in Israel. She always knew she was born in the wrong body. Wearing dresses was "cute" until she was 8, then demands to "act like a man" increased. She eventually moved to Tel Aviv and became a spokesperson for Israel's LGBTQ community, and was the winner of Israel's first-ever Trans Star International Pageant. Her story, your questions as we join with JewishBoston.com for this special event Read more

AMA on 12/08/17

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Chuck Freilich Middle East analyst, author
AMA: Israeli National Security Expert on Jerusalem Recognition, Iran Deal, and More

From Hezbollah and Assad in the North, to Hamas in Gaza to ISIS in the Sinai to Iran to the east, Israel's security situation is today as it has been since 1948 - complicated. While it has maintained peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt, many threats remain, from terror tunnels to an Iranian regime that has stated its intention to destroy the Jewish State. How has Israel's national security evolved? What's the focus now? And how can the current threats be deterred, or if not deterred, at least contained? Chuck Freilich, an internationally renowned scholar, author, and national security advisor, will have the answers to your questions during this live Q and A. Read more

AMA on 12/06/17

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Dennis Ross Author, analyst, Middle East Peace negotiator
PODCAST: israel360 Talks US-Israel Relations with Amb. Dennis Ross

Ambassador Dennis Ross wrote the book - literally - on U.S.-Israel relations and the U.S. Presidency. One year into the Trump era, we take a health check of the relationship with one of the world's leading analysts of Middle East politics. Read more

AMA on 11/21/17

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Assaf Swissa Entrepreneur
PODCAST: Julian Edelman's 'Israel Guy'

Julian Edelman has made some amazing plays in his career. And how about that time he went to Israel, made a video about it, and wrote a book in which his determination to overcome concerns about his size, speed, and ability to play in the NFL was compared to Theodore Herzl? We're talking Julian's Israel thing with Assaf Swissa, his social media partner (and American-Israeli), who has traveled to the Jewish State with the all-world wide receiver. Read more

AMA on 11/06/17

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