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Ep. 9: Akko: Israel’s no-go zone

In this week’s episode, Ellie Cohanim visits the old city of Akko, the site of violent riots between Arab and Jewish residents in May.

Several mixed Arab-Jewish cities in Israel—places like Haifa, Lod, Nazareth, Bat Yam and Akko, which had been extolled as models of coexistence—saw protests by their Arab residents turn into mob violence during the 11-day conflict with Hamas in May.

Who were the perpetrators of the violence? Has the fragile coexistence in these neighborhoods been shattered beyond repair? And what’s to prevent a recurrence of these attacks?

Filmed on-site, Ellie meets with the residents of these cities to answer these fundamental questions.

Watch it below and subscribe to the JNS YouTube channel. Listen to the audio version on SpotifyApple Podcasts (iTunes)Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

It also airs on the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS).

About “Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim”:

“Global Perspectives” is Jewish News Syndicate’s newest production. Join former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. Department of State Ellie Cohanim, as she hosts some of the most important geopolitical conversations taking place in the Jewish world today. Cohanim, a sought-after speaker in her own right, interviews heads of state, policymakers, thought leaders and activists, in frank and open discussions.

These conversations provide key insights into critical and time-sensitive issues, including the Iranian nuclear threat, the rise of violent anti-Semitism, anti-Zionist activities, Christian and Muslim support for Israel, and the historic Abraham Accords.

The opinions and facts presented in this article are those of the author, and neither JNS nor its partners assume any responsibility for them.

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