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

  • Amira Mohammed and Ibrahim Abu Ahmad
    • Short Episode
    • 23:31
    • 2024

    Amira Mohammed and Ibrahim Abu Ahmad

    Arab-Israelis, or Palestinian Citizens of Israel, or Palestinian-Israelis – all these definitions are obviously complicated and personal and have hefty…

  • Moriah Cohen
    • Short Episode
    • 24:51
    • 2024

    Moriah Cohen

    On Saturday, four hostages – Noa Argamani, Shlomi Ziv, Almog Meir Jan and Andrey Kozlov – were heroically rescued by…

  • Lihi Lapid
    • Short Episode
    • 21:30
    • 2024

    Lihi Lapid

    Lihi Lapid is a celebrated photojournalist, columnist and best-selling author – of children’s books, cookbooks and award-winning novels. She’s also…

  • 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…