As the Jewish year 5782 comes to a close, we devote the first half of this week's Haaretz Weekly to discussing the biggest stories of the outgoing year – from Israel's short-lived “government of change” to the Jewish aspects of the war in Ukraine. Haaretz Deputy Editor Noa Landau joins host Amir Tibon in the studio, and they also discuss the happy dictators of the Middle East and whether next year will bring with it another Israeli election.
Later on the show, author Nir Baram, whose novel “World Shadow” was recently published in English, joins the podcast to discuss the fate of the Israeli left, the one-state reality on the ground in Israel-Palestine, and the thought-provoking idea of a billion-man strike, which is at the heart of his book. Listen to the full conversation with Nir starting at time code 17:45.
Next week, due to Rosh Hashanah, we'll be taking a short holiday break. Shanah Tova to our listeners, we'll meet again in early October.