The Israel-Palestine battle goes again a long time, however this newest struggle has taken an unprecedented toll when it comes to the variety of folks killed, and represents a big step again from any hopes of securing a two-state resolution and a everlasting peace. Vox podcasts are masking the battle in depth, providing our listeners context and readability in regards to the historical past of the battle, a deeper understanding of the gamers in Israel and Palestine and on the world stage, and the toll of Hamas’s assault and Israel’s retaliation on the folks within the area.
In the present day, Defined, Vox’s each day information explainer podcast, has been masking the battle because it started, with an episode posted proper after Hamas’s October 7 assault on Israel that took the lives of 1,400 victims and resulted within the kidnapping of greater than 240 hostages. The present has since continued to cowl many threads on this story, from the place Hamas comes from to how false details about the battle has unfold on social media and the way info warfare is used within the Center East. Vox podcasts The Weeds and The Grey Space have additionally been masking the unfolding disaster, its stakes, and its influence.
Yow will discover these and all our different episodes on the subject beneath; we’ll proceed so as to add as new episodes are revealed.
BDS and the historical past of the boycott
November 8, 2023 | In case you activate the information or scroll by means of your social media feed of alternative, there’s a superb likelihood you’ll see the newest on the Israel-Hamas struggle — and the response to it. However there’s one name to motion making its approach down social media feeds that feels totally different from all these different responses. It’s known as BDS, brief for boycott, divest, and sanction. And like nearly every little thing associated to this battle, it’s sophisticated and controversial. The Weeds host Jonquilyn Hill sits down with Vox senior reporter Whizy Kim to elucidate the controversial motion, and with Cornell professor and creator of Shopping for Energy: A Historical past of Shopper Activism in America Lawrence B. Glickman to debate the historical past of boycotts and whether or not they even work.
November 8, 2023 | Protesters, politicians, and the pope are calling for a ceasefire within the Israel-Hamas struggle, however the US and Israeli governments stay opposed. Vox’s Jonathan Guyer and Jon B. Alterman from the Heart for Strategic and Worldwide Research clarify what occurs subsequent.
The view from Israel
November 2, 2023 | Israelis overwhelmingly disapprove of their authorities’s dealing with of the October 7 assaults, however their need for unity retains Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in energy. Michael Koplow of the Israel Coverage Discussion board explains what Israel’s authorities ought to do subsequent, and professor Noah Efron of Bar-Ilan College describes the temper amongst Israelis.
Gaza’s humanitarian disaster
October 30, 2023 | Lower off from water and energy and recovering from a communications blackout, Gaza is plunged deeper into disaster. It’s not only a humanitarian drawback, says main human rights lawyer Kenneth Roth — it’s a violation of worldwide regulation.
Why does the US all the time aspect with Israel?
October 25, 2023 | This was the highest query we bought once we requested In the present day, Defined listeners hat they wished to learn about this battle. Joel Beinin, Center East historical past professor emeritus at Stanford, has solutions.
Hearts, minds, and likes
October 23, 2023 | False details about what is occurring in Israel and Gaza is taking up social media quicker than journalists like BBC Confirm’s Shayan Sardarizadeh can examine it. That’s precisely how digital propagandists need it, says professor and social media professional Marc Owen Jones.
Biden goes to Israel
October 18, 2023 | It’s been 11 days since Hamas attacked Israel, killing civilians and taking hostages. Israel’s retaliation has killed a whole bunch of Palestinians and created a humanitarian disaster in Gaza. Senior fellow on the Carnegie Endowment Aaron David Miller and Center East analyst Michael Wahid Hanna clarify what function diplomacy will play within the coming days.
How Palestinians view Hamas
October 16, 2023 | The US together with Israel and plenty of of its allies have lengthy thought of Hamas a terrorist group. Khaled Al-Hroub, a professor at Northwestern College in Qatar, explains how its popularity is so much murkier amongst Palestinians, who elected the group to political energy in 2006.
Israel, Hamas, and the way we bought right here
October 10, 2023 | This Israel-Hamas struggle is not like those that got here earlier than it, says Haaretz’s Allison Kaplan Sommer. Nevertheless it was years within the making, says Vox’s Zack Beauchamp.