Welcome to the complicated world of Israel’s Jews and Arabs: They’re enemies and cousins, neighbors and rivals, lovers and haters, and at times even one and the same
Imagine getting the worst news possible, learning it isn’t true, and then realizing it is true after all—in the span of a single day. That’s what happened to the Harels of Jerusalem, in the chaotic frenzy of the First Lebanon War.
In the immediate aftermath of the Six-Day War, a Palestinian lawyer and two Israeli reservists nearly brokered a peace agreement. Just imagine how history would have unfolded had they succeeded.
From secret bathroom texting all the way to negotiating a divorce in Venice (of all places), Israel Story brings us heart-wrenching tales of lost faith
Lizzie Doron always felt there was an invisible ghost in her life. She wasn’t wrong.
Israel Story is back! The season opener is all about endings, bringing us three unforgettable stories that ask a single question: What happens after we die?
Israel Story time-travels through Israel’s Independence Days from 1948 to 2016
For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended
On Israel Story, a family with deaf parents and hearing kids, and a girl who lost not one mother but two
The world’s largest bus station, and a bus driver who wanted to be God, on today’s Israel Story
On Israel Story, the crazy things lovers (and kibbutzniks) do when they no longer see eye to eye
Three couples look back at their time together—on a kibbutz, in verse, and in a hospital
How Moshe Dayan’s wife and Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law became bosom buddies, and other unlikely tales of friendship
How we change nature and nature changes us, from wildflower picking in Israel to ayahuasca retreats in Peru
For the year’s heaviest week of travel, Israel Story brings tales of love and interrogation at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport
In our first-ever Israel Story-Radiolab collaboration, a tale of four countries, three babies, and two dads
In this episode of Israel Story, Yiscah Smith tells the story of her decades-long struggle to live authentically
The prime minister’s life, death, and afterlife, 20 years after the assassination that changed a country
Israel Story is back! In this episode, we meet an Eritrean seeking refuge in Israel and an Israeli seeking purpose in Kenya.
Remembering the terminally ill husband featured on last week’s Israel Story
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter
Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
Israel Story, Episode 3: How Yiddish books, ancient texts, and even a collection of stories make people all kinds of crazy
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury