What are we to make of Israel, a country that one moment finds itself caught in a war with Hamas and then just a week later forms a governing coalition with an Arab Islamist party? And what are we to make of Israel’s law against Palestinian family reunification within the state of Israel: is this an act of discrimination, or a necessary self-protection against the Palestinian demand for a “right of return?”

In this episode, Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain discuss what it means to live in a country that contains these contradictions and the ways in which religion can help heal the wounds between Muslims and Jews.

A transcript of this episode is available here