01. The Israeli-Palestinian Status Quo

In our pilot episode, Skyler interrogates a statement made by veteran journalist Yael Lavie: Does anyone really care about the conflict anymore? We turn away from recent headlines and dig deep into the historical roots of the conflict. Hillel Cohen, Director of Hebrew University's Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism and author of Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1929 talks about his experiences lecturing to Israeli and Palestinian students about this complicated history. Columbia University's Rashid Khalidi helps us find a framework for the conflict's major "points of no return."

Intractable is made possible thanks to Yale University's Howland and Cohen Fellowships. The show is recorded and produced at IDC International Radio, with the help of Yvonne Saba and Rona Zahavi.

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