30-Jan-2014 | Aluf Benn

Aluf Benn, Editor in Chief of Haaretz newspaper spoke to Fathom Editor Alan Johnson about the politics and the personality of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Isaac Herzog, Leader of the Israeli Labour Party
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30-Jan-2014 | Isaac Herzog

The newly elected Labour leader Isaac Herzog sat down with Fathom to discuss what the Britain-Israel relationship means to him, the golden opportunity he sees in the current peace process, and the challenge of building Israel as a multi-cultural society. He was interviewed in Jerusalem on 7 January by Toby Greene, the Fathom deputy editor and Richard Pater, Head of BICOM in Israel.

Dr. Olli Heinonen, former Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 
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30-Jan-2014 | Ben Cohen interviews Olli Heinonen

Amid the fanfare about the interim agreement reached in Geneva in November 2013 over Iran’s nuclear programme – the first time in 34 years that the Tehran regime and the United States reached a formal understanding – one critical aspect stood out: the true intentions of Iran’s leaders remain as disquietingly unclear now as they were when the existence of the nuclear programme was first revealed in 2002.

Former Chief of Staff Chaim Bar-Lev consults with a bandaged Major General Ariel Sharon during the 1973 Yom Kippur War
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29-Jan-2014 | David Landau

Few individuals have had more impact on the history of the state of Israel than its former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died on 11 January 2014 after being in a coma since 2006. To assess his legacy, Fathom deputy editor Toby Greene interviewed David Landau, former editor of Haaretz and the author of a major new biography of Ariel Sharon entitled Arik, published this month by Knopf.

Winter 2014
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Winter 2014
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