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Listening in a World of Noise

Yehuda Kurtzer reflects on his three trips to Israel since the start of the war, the changes he’s witnessed in Israeli society, and how he is cutting through all the noise.

Pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel protesters chant slogans with loudspeakers in front of Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, in central London on January 6, 2024, during a demonstration calling for a ceasefire in the war in Gaza (HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP)
Pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel protesters chant slogans with loudspeakers in front of Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, in central London on January 6, 2024, during a demonstration calling for a ceasefire in the war in Gaza (HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP)

Unlike past wars, the war in Gaza has been surrounded by so much media noise that even talking about it can feel paralyzing. As death counts rise, fear and anger breeds, and the endless news cycle drones on.

In this week’s episode, Yehuda Kurtzer reflects on his three trips to Israel since the start of the war, the changes he’s witnessed in Israeli society, and how he is cutting through all the noise.

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

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