Episode 91: Israel at 75: Voices of Protest

Israel turns 75 this week. This milestone comes at a moment of unprecedented upheaval in Israeli society and escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Over the past few months, around 1.5 million Israelis have poured into the streets to protest the judicial reforms proposed by Netanyahu’s far-right coalition government, which would weaken the power of the Supreme Court.

In this episode of Can We Talk?, we'll hear four Jewish Israeli women from diverse backgrounds reflect on how the country arrived at this tumultuous moment. They'll talk about their hopes and fears for the country, and what the protests have meant to them.


Released April 21, 2023
  • Moran Zer Katzenstein, founder of Bonot Alternativa. Credit: Tammi Gal Or. 

  • Shula Keshet, founder of Mizrahi feminist movement Achoti. Photo courtesy of Shula Keshet. 

  • Nechumi Yaffe, faculty in public policy at Tel Aviv University. Photo courtesy of Nechumi Yaffe. 

  • Rachel Azaria, former Knesset member and deputy mayor of Jerusalem and current head of Darkenu. Photo courtesy of Rachel Azaria. 

  • Women march in protest against the Netanyahu government's proposed judicial reforms. Credit: Oren Rozen (via Wikimedia Commons). 

  • Israelis protest against the Netanyahu government's proposed judicial reforms. Credit: Hanay (via Wikimedia Commons).

  • Moran Zer Katzenstein Headshot
  • Shula Keshet Headshot 2023
  • Nechumi Yaffe Headshot
  • Rachel Azaria Headshot
  • Women in red robes and white caps marching in protest, evoking the Handmaid's Tale
  • Large group of people holding Israeli flags at a protest


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 91: Israel at 75: Voices of Protest." (Viewed on February 25, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/israel-75-voices-protest>.