The MirYam Institute Podcast with Benjamin Anthony

The MirYam Institute Podcast with Benjamin Anthony

The MirYam Institute's podcasts are uploaded for your listening pleasure and convenience.Taking the form of speeches, interviews, conversations and debates, our podcasts are an ideal means for you to join the conversation about Israel wherever you are.Learn more about the MirYam Institute at www.MirYamInstitute.org

Episodes

February 18, 2024 13 mins

This is Benjamin's own narration of an op-ed published in the Jerusalem Post on Sunday, February 18th 2024.
Originally titled "Egypt and Gazans Must Reap What They Sowed," it was penned shortly after Israel's heroic rescue of two of our hostages and as the prospect of an IDF incursion into the city of Rafah in southern Gaza continues to gather steam and momentum. 
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In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Aviram Meir, uncle of Almog Meir-Jan. Almog was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th. He's a 21 year old civilian. Aviram and I discuss how he sees the current stage of the negotiations for the release of the hostages and he expresses the guilt he carries as the relative of a hostage in the pursuit of whose freedom and return, soldiers of the IDF are fighting - and dying. 

After t...

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In this episode of the briefing, I'm joined by Avi Bell, professor of law at Bar Ilan University and University of San Diego, Yaakov Lappin, In-House Analyst at The MirYam Institute and David Hacham, former Advisor on Arab Affairs to successive Israeli Ministers of Defense and a retired Colonel in the IDF.

Prof. Bell and I began by discussing the ICJ ruling in response to the case brought by South Africa against Israel, the thr...

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In this episode, I'm joined by Yaakov Lappin, In-House Analyst at The MirYam Institute. 

He and I discuss the different visions for the day after the war, as outlined by the US President and Prime Minister Netanyahu, what's taking place in Judea and Samaria and whether or not Israel should be acting more decisively and directly against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and against Iran itself. 

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In this episode of the podcast, I sit down to interview Iris Haim, mother of Yotam Haim Z"L, who was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th, 2023, and killed by IDF soldiers on December 15th, 2023, as the result of a horrific operational miscalculation. 

On October 7th, 2023, during the murderous massacre against Israel launched by Hamas, Iris's son, Yotam, was kidnapped from his home in Kibbutz Kfar Aza, a community located ad...

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Amir Tibon moved with his wife Miri to the pastoral Kibbutz Nahal Oz, right on the Gaza border, after the 2014 Israel-Gaza war.

The couple, then without children, wanted to support the small community. They fell in love with the place and stayed. A year ago, they bought a house there.

On the morning of October 7, the sounds of falling mortars drove the couple into the reinforced “safe room” in which daughters Galia, 3 and Carmel, 1, ...

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In this episode of the podcast, you'll hear my conversation with New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens. 

Recorded in front of a live audience in Manhattan on November 7th, 2023, to commemorate a month since the Hamas terror attack against Israel, Bret discusses the alarming rise of overt antisemitism on American campuses and in the American public square, including marches and demonstrations that have express...

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On November 20th, 2023, we brought Orit and Aviram Meir, mother and uncle of Almog Meir-Jan respectively, to the British House of Commons to tell their story. Almog was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th and remains in captivity to this day. 
 
 They were joined by Iris Haim, a palliative care nurse whose son Yotam was also kidnapped and remains a hostage to this day. 
 
 Doron Libshtein’s brother, nephew and two add...

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Israel is engaged in a war it doesn't want and not of its making.

A quiet Shabbat morning, also the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah where Jews celebrate finishing reading the Torah and then start to read it again, “In the Beginning”, was shattered by a mass invasion of Hamas terrorists, smashing through the concrete border wall, paragliding into Israel, before rampaging through a music festival killing 260, machine gu...

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October 8, 2023 59 mins

MirYam Institute Co-Founder Benjamin Anthony is joined by former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor Chuck Freilich for an emergency briefing and analysis on the horrific attacks on Israel by Hamas. 

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“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A  Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony

Episode 36 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder of the Miryam Institute. 

Chuck and Benjamin begin by discussing the Oslo Accords. Chuck explains that Oslo was merely a framewo...

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In this episode, Benjamin and Yaakov sat down to discuss a recent speech presented by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant at the annual ICT conference at Reichman University in which he outlined four national priorities for the state of Israel - none of which were judicial reform. 

Given Gallant's status as Defense Minister in a Likud led government, the two pondered whether or not Gallant's position remains tenable an...

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“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A  Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony

Episode 35 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder of The Miryam Institute. 

In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin discuss the passing of former Director of the Mossad Shabtai Shavi...

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In this episode, Benjamin Anthony sits down to talk with Former Deputy Head of Mossad, Naftali Granot to discuss the likelihood of a multi-front attack on The State of Israel.

They also briefly touch on Iran's role in recent terror attacks against Israelis, and the recent diplomatic debacle between Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen & the Foreign Minister of Libya. 

To read the recent op-ed penned by Naft...

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Episode 34 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder & CEO of the Miryam Institute. 

In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin discuss the pros and cons of a possible US-Israeli defense treaty, a potential side product of the US-Israeli-Saudi normalization deal now under discussion. Chuck describes the condit...

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In this episode Benjamin and Yaakov begin with the heavy topic of recent terror attacks in Judea & Samaria, the latest of which was the murder of a mother of three children near the city of Hebron. They discussed the broader phenomenon surrounding these attacks before moving on to discuss the mooted Saudi-Israel normalization agreements, sparring a little bit about the terms the Saudis are said to have put forward. 

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“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A  Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony

Episode 33 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-chair of the Miryam Institute. 

In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin conduct an in-depth discussion of a possible Israeli-Saudi normalization deal,...

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“Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum” (IDDF), Est. 2022 - A  Biweekly Podcast with Chuck Freilich and Benjamin Anthony

Episode 32 of the Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF) – with Prof. Chuck Freilich, former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor, and Benjamin Anthony, Co-Founder of the Miryam Institute. 

In this episode, Chuck and Benjamin continue their discussion of the ongoing crisis in Israel centerin...

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In this episode of the briefing, Yaakov Lappin and I sat down to discuss the impact of the ongoing effort to bring about judicial reform, with a particular focus upon the increasing declarations by some IDF reservists of their refusal to carry out future military service and their decision to no longer obey the draft. 


We also spoke about the impending speech by President Isaac Herzog to a joint session of the U.S Con...

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In June, 2023, The MirYam Institute brought close to fifty U.S. and Canadian Military Cadets to Poland and to Israel for the annual Israel Strategy & Policy Tour (I-SAP).


All of the participants will go on to serve as officers in their respective militaries and to deploy throughout the world.


After a three day tour of the Nazi Death Camps in Poland, the delegation traveled on for a twelve day tour of...

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