02. Crossing the Green Line, Part 1: Israeli

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Summary: In our second episode, the first of a two-part series, Skyler interrogates the question of Israeli-ness. How is the identity shaped by the land, by immigration, by political boundaries and borders, and by war? We speak with Yariv Ben-Eliezer, the grandson of Israel's founding father, David Ben-Gurion, about what he remembers from his years growing up with the young state. Yoav Koko tells the story of his Iraqi grandfather's unwilling immigration to Israel. Annika Hernroth-Rothstein talks about the meaning of Israel from a religious perspective. Yvonne Saba picks apart the difficulties of growing up between identities as an Israeli-Arab. Like what you hear? Subscribe, rate, review, and while you're at it, follow us online: facebook.com/intractablepodcast Instagram: @intractablepodcast