BICOM’s Podcast
Episode 90 | We need to talk about the Israeli economy

Episode 90 | We need to talk about the Israeli economy

February 20, 2020

Richard Pater talks to Professor Avi Weiss about the big issue being ignored in the Israeli election campaign – Israel’s increasing budget deficit and the required cuts to public spending. 

 
 
Episode 89 | Red Sea Spies

Episode 89 | Red Sea Spies

February 10, 2020

In an exclusive interview for the BICOM Podcast, Raffi Berg, author of Red Sea Spies, tells the remarkable story of the Mossad-run diving resort in Sudan that evacuated thousands of Ethiopian Jews from Sudanese refugee camps and brought them to Israel.

Episode 88 | Will a third election break the deadlock?

Episode 88 | Will a third election break the deadlock?

February 5, 2020

James Sorene talks to polling expert Dahlia Scheindlin for a deep dive on Israel’s 2nd of March election: has anything changed since the last election?  

Episode 87 | Was the US plan a victory for Netanyahu?

Episode 87 | Was the US plan a victory for Netanyahu?

January 29, 2020

James Sorene talks to journalist Anshel Pfeffer to assess whether the US plan will provide a boost for Netanyahu’s election campaign or opens an unintended can of worms.

Episode 86 | The US plan is coming

Episode 86 | The US plan is coming

January 27, 2020

James Sorene talks to Neri Zilber and Richard Pater about this week’s unveiling of the US plan for Israel and the Palestinians, it’s impact on the Israel elections and how Palestinian leaders will react.

Episode 85 | The Israeli Ambassador explains why bilateral trade is booming

Episode 85 | The Israeli Ambassador explains why bilateral trade is booming

January 20, 2020

Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, gives an exclusive interview to the BICOM podcast about Britain-Israel trade, Iran, Royal visits and the RAF to mark the publication of BICOM’s new study, Britain and Israel: The new strategic partnership.

Episode 84 | Has Iran really stood down?

Episode 84 | Has Iran really stood down?

January 9, 2020

James Sorene interviews Dr Sanam Vakil, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, to discuss Suleimani’s legacy, Iran’s retaliation and how the Iranian regime will steer through 2020.

Episode 83 | Soleimani is dead, what happens now?

Episode 83 | Soleimani is dead, what happens now?

January 7, 2020

Richard Pater spoke to BICOM Senior Fellow, Brigadier-General Michael Herzog, to assess the impact of Soleimani’s assassination on Iranian military capability, what Iran might do in response and whether Israel could be part of the Iranian retaliation.

Episode 82 | The Middle East in 2020

Episode 82 | The Middle East in 2020

December 19, 2019

James Sorene talks to Richard Pater and Neri Zilber about BICOM’s new report that tries to predict the major events, political change and military conflict in the Middle East in 2020.

Episode 81 | Israel’s election addiction

Episode 81 | Israel’s election addiction

December 11, 2019

As Israel heads for an unprecedented third election in less than 12 months, Ronie Gazit speaks to journalist and Bibi biographer Anshel Pfeffer about how this happened and whether a third election will actually break the political deadlock.