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A Conversation with the Minister of Diaspora Affairs

Nachman Shai on the place of the Diaspora in Zionist thought, the possible return to a compromise on the Western Wall, and more

Zionist Union MK Nachman Shai, January 5, 2017 (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
Nachman Shai, Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

In this episode of Identity/Crisis, host Yehuda Kurtzer speaks with Nachman Shai, Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs, on a range of topics, including differences between Israeli and American historical consciousness, why Israel’s relationship with Diaspora Jews remains important, whether Zionism allows for Diaspora to be valuable, and the possible return of a compromise around the use of the Western Wall.

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Identity/Crisis is a weekly podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute about news and ideas.

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