February 21, 2023

Groundwork returns for a second season on Thursday, February 23

Groundwork returns for a second season on Thursday, February 23

We are thrilled to announce that we are coming back for a second season of Groundwork, a podcast about Palestinians and Jewish Israelis who refuse to accept the status quo and are working together for change. Following the success of Groundwork: The Mixed Cities Edition, we’ve teamed up with our partners at the New Israel Fund again to bring you the stories of activists on the ground working together for change.

Israel now has its most extreme-right wing government in the country’s history. Religious Zionism-Otzma Yehudit – now the country’s third largest party – has called for full annexation of the West Bank. There have been bombings and attacks in Jerusalem. Deadly violence in the West Bank is spiking. But that’s not the whole story. 

Long-time activists are gearing up for a new level of action — and these are their stories. A Palestinian refugee who survived war in Gaza. An Israeli Jew working on a new model for peace that she believes can succeed where the one and two state models have failed. A Palestinian from East Jerusalem who works on ways to tackle climate change.

Our first episode, “No Such Thing as a Partial Democracy,” comes out this week on Thursday, February 23, available wherever you listen to podcasts. The episode follows Eran Nissan from Mehazkim at the protests in Tel Aviv last week. Eran– who is an alumnus of our member New Story Leadership, and joined ALLMEP’s Wasim Almasri at last year’s PeaceTalks at the UN in Geneva–  spoke at length to the Groundwork team about the protests currently rocking Israel, how the conflict is missing from that discourse, and the motivation behind his work.

Check out the trailer here on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, catch up with season one, and follow Groundwork as we continue to profile the stories of Palestinian and Jewish Israeli activists working every day to create a more just and peaceful reality in the region.


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