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A Better Place?

Not that long ago, an Israeli car was about to change the world. But it didn’t. Israel Story explores why the Better Place electric car generated such excitement and inspired such devotion, and why its demise was so devastating.

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On the Outs

There are a zillion ways of being an outsider. That we all know. But what does it mean to belong, why do we want it so badly, and how far are we willing to go just to be on the inside?

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Jarab

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

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Oath of Blood

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.

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Peace Now. Almost.

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.

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Losing My Religion

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

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A Severe Case of Second Generation

Lizzie Doron always felt there was an invisible ghost in her life. She wasn’t wrong.

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And in the End…

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?

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68 and Counting—Part II

Israel Story continues its journey through Israel’s short, dramatic history

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68 and Counting—Part I

Israel Story time-travels through Israel’s Independence Days from 1948 to 2016

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Of Numbers and Names

For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended

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Thicker Than Water

On Israel Story, a family with deaf parents and hearing kids, and a girl who lost not one mother but two

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Stop the Bus!

The world’s largest bus station, and a bus driver who wanted to be God, on today’s Israel Story

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Over and Out

On Israel Story, the crazy things lovers (and kibbutzniks) do when they no longer see eye to eye

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Love, Revisited

Three couples look back at their time together—on a kibbutz, in verse, and in a hospital

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‘Israel Story’ is Coming to New York and Florida

Now is your chance to see ‘Israel Story’ live, during a special set of shows centered around Valentine’s Day

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Besties

How Moshe Dayan’s wife and Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law became bosom buddies, and other unlikely tales of friendship

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Sacred Plants

How we change nature and nature changes us, from wildflower picking in Israel to ayahuasca retreats in Peru

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Now Boarding

For the year’s heaviest week of travel, Israel Story brings tales of love and interrogation at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

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The Most Israeli Address: Herzl 48

Israel Story’s first live show takes us from a phone operator in Kiryat Shmona to a Hebrew Israelite choir in Dimona

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Birthstory

In our first-ever Israel Story-Radiolab collaboration, a tale of four countries, three babies, and two dads

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How Jeff Became Yaacov Became Jessica Became Yiscah

In this episode of Israel Story, Yiscah Smith tells the story of her decades-long struggle to live authentically

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Rabin Is …

The prime minister’s life, death, and afterlife, 20 years after the assassination that changed a country

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Out of Africa … and Back Again

Israel Story is back! In this episode, we meet an Eritrean seeking refuge in Israel and an Israeli seeking purpose in Kenya.

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Live From New York, it’s ‘Israel Story!’

Radio team tells stories of residents of Israel’s ubiquitous 48 Herzl St. address

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A Love Story’s Heartbreaking Ending

Remembering the terminally ill husband featured on last week’s Israel Story

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter

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Jerusalem Shutters for Snowstorm

Talking to the city’s residents as they prepare for a rare occurence: snowfall

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Holy Cow! Three Tales of Bovine Worship

Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere

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Don’t Mess With a Missionary Man

Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya

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