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About Jay Shapiro

Jay Shapiro is the author of six books on Israeli politics, the Middle East, Judaism and aliyah. He is a columnist and frequently lectures in Israel and the United States. He was previously a physicist at a major Israeli firm and served as an aliyah shaliach for the Jewish Agency in America. His show has been on Israel National Radio since 1998. The Jay Shapiro Podcast airs every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.

About Jay's Shows

The Jay Shapiro Hour

The Jay Shapiro Show is intellectual radio which seeks to get behind the headlines and explain the political trends of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. If you're looking for insight and analysis, Jay's show is for you. His podcast airs every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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From Jay Shapiro's Blog

Obama Cairo Speech and the Tripoli Treaty - Blackmail?

Plus ça change plus c’est la mĕme chose In his speech in Cairo, Egypt, United States President Barack Obama noted that in the Treaty of Tripoli...

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Jay Shapiro's Latest Shows

Quatar and Turkey, Hamas and IS / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Five years ago no one could have imagined the coalitions that now exist in the Middle East.

Sun, Aug 24
The 20th Century Again / The Jay Shapiro Hour

 World crises in this century look very familiar      

Sun, Aug 17
A Primer on the Middle East / The Jay Shapiro Hour

The Western diplomats who make policy have no understanding of the Middle East 

Sun, Aug 10
Israel's ight / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Western civilization is facing an existential struggle against Islam      

Sun, Aug 03
Various Things In Our Lives / The Jay Shapiro Hour

The Yom Kippur War was more miraculous that imagined      

Sun, Jul 27
An Opportunity To Act / The Jay Shapiro Hour

The United States, is clueless and we are free to act      

Sun, Jul 20
Our mistakes have led to a war / The Jay Shapiro Hour

The failure to understand the middle east mentality led to a predictable war

Sun, Jul 13
A National Day of Mourning / The Jay Shapiro Hour

The entire Jewish nation around the world mourns for three young men murdered because they are Jewish

Sun, Jul 06
Fools Who Make Western Policy / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Does either the president of Israel or the president of the US know what they are doing?

Sun, Jun 29
Peres's New Middle East / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Shimon Peres wrote a book entitled "The New Middle East" and it has come to pass.

Sun, Jun 22
US Administration Clueless? / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Does the US President have an agenda? Or is just unable to understand the Middle Eastern mentality?

Sun, Jun 15
Bowe Bergdahl's Release & Israel / The Jay Shapiro Hour

The Obama Administration has dealt a devastating blow to Western civilization by releasing unreformed terrorists.

Sun, Jun 08
The Presidential Election / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Most of the candidates are hack politicians, says Jay Shapiro.        

Sun, Jun 01
Of Bedouins and Popes / The Jay Shapiro Hour

An inside look at Bedouins, and Christians in Islamic countries.            

Mon, May 26
Democracy & Olmert's Conviction / The Jay Shapiro Hour

A Great Step Forward for Zionist Normalization.            

Sun, May 18
Israel's Response to Critics / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Israel is often forced to get defensive when criticized. How can we take a positive, pre-emptive approach?

Sun, May 11
Yom Haatzmaut - Independence Day / The Jay Shapiro Hour

Jay Shapiro breaks it down in this special historical overview of Israel's Independence.

Mon, May 05
Holocaust Memorial Day / The Jay Shapiro Hour

A little lesson in the Holocaust, democracy and who Israel can depend on.   

Sun, Apr 27
What is Judeo-Phobia? / The Jay Shapiro Hour

In every generation arises those who would destroy us, but the Holy One saves us from their hands. What is the modern Pharaoh?

Sun, Apr 20
Kerry and Passover / The Jay Shapiro Hour

US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Jewish holiday of Passover.     

Sun, Apr 13