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

  • Aliza Raz-Melzer
    • Short Episode
    • 19:26
    • 2024

    Aliza Raz-Melzer

    There has been endless talk of the “Home Front” during this war. The “Home Front,” as in what goes on…

  • Noam Tsuriely
    • Short Episode
    • 18:38
    • 2024

    Noam Tsuriely

    Some 350,000 Israelis have been called up to reserve duty since the start of the war, in what has been…

  • Maya German and Benjamin Fainsod
    • Short Episode
    • 17:27
    • 2024

    Maya German and Benjamin Fainsod

    Today’s “Wartime Diary” takes us to a place that is, under normal circumstances, one of the most visited sites in…

  • Hugo (Uri) Wolaj
    • Short Episode
    • 22:06
    • 2024

    Hugo (Uri) Wolaj

    The war has been going on for over three months, and many of us have settled into some sort of…

  • 100 Days
    • Short Episode
    • 2:20
    • 2024

    100 Days

    Today is the hundredth day of the war. And, though our Wartime Diaries series continues, we want to stop, mark…

  • Charlene Seidle
    • Short Episode
    • 19:28
    • 2024

    Charlene Seidle

    Upwards of $1 billion in donations have been sent to Israel since the start of the war. For years Charlene…