Haaretz television critic Adrian Hennigan joins the podcast to review the two latest Israeli hit shows to receive English-language reboots: “Suspicion” on Apple TV+ and “As We See It” on Amazon Prime, and takes a deep dive into the global phenomenon the Israeli television industry has become. Hear the full conversation with him, starting at time code 21:00.
Also on this episode, feminist activist Samah Salaime – a leading voice on violence against women in the Arab community – talks with host Allison Kaplan Sommer on the struggle for equality in a conservative and discriminated society.
“We can’t, as Palestinians, say that we want freedom of speech and movement, we want to be equal in a democratic state, but we don’t want this voice to be heard,” she said, pointing to recent troubling examples of limiting women’s freedom in Israel’s Arab community. “The conservative fundamental agenda of religious people is taking over and this is a dangerous thing for us,” she added.
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