Ancient Land, Modern Tales


Welcome to Israel Story – the award-winning podcast that tells extraordinary tales about ordinary Israelis. Often called “the Israeli ‘This American Life,'” we bring you quirky, unpredictable, interesting and moving stories about a place we all think we know a lot about, but really don’t. Produced in partnership with The Jerusalem Foundation and The Times of Israel.

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Latest Episodes

  • Amit Halivni Bar-Peled
    • Short Episode
    • 25:15
    • 2024

    Amit Halivni Bar-Peled

    It’s Yom HaZikaron again, Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror. Since the start of the war, 1511 Israeli…

  • Tzvika Mor
    • Short Episode
    • 18:34
    • 2024

    Tzvika Mor

    Forty-seven-year-old Tzvika Mor is from the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. His son, Eitan, was kidnapped from…

  • Mishael Zion
    • Short Episode
    • 28:57
    • 2024

    Mishael Zion

    Next week, millions of Jews around the world will sit down at their Passover tables, for what will invariably be…

  • Walter Bingham
    • Short Episode
    • 21:58
    • 2024

    Walter Bingham

    The horrific events of October 7th reminded many people of the darkest chapter in Jewish history – the Holocaust. And…

  • Shai Davidai
    • Short Episode
    • 26:56
    • 2024

    Shai Davidai

    In the immediate aftermath of October 7th, Shai Davidai – an Assistant Professor at Columbia University – became an unlikely…

  • Idit Ohel
    • Short Episode
    • 26:47
    • 2024

    Idit Ohel

    Alon Ohel – a talented young jazz pianist – was kidnapped from the Nova party on October 7th, and has…