Dec 5, 2020 • 2M

Episode #4 Preview: Palestine and Soviet Jews

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Yasha Levine
Evgenia Kovda
A podcast by Yasha and Evgenia, two Soviet immigrants living through American decline.
Eating knafeh in Nablus.

In this episode Evgenia and I talk about a short trip we took to Palestine last year and get into all sorts of related topics — Zionism, the occupation, nationalism, Israel’s weaponization of Soviet and Russian Jewish immigrants, Jews vs. Jew hatred. We also talk about our unexpected and surprising stay at Banksy’s hotel in occupied Bethelham — surprising because we accidentally stumbled onto what might be the only example of effective political art that I’ve seen in my life…in the shape of a cheesy boutique hotel. And I don’t even like Banksy’s art very much.

—Yasha Levine

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A massive door in the occupation wall that runs through Bethelham, which the Israeli army uses to come in for their ops. Notice the remote controlled “skunk” cannon on the left-hand side. People told us Israelis use it to disperse locals by dousing them with a noxious liquid.

A security tower overlooking the Aida refugee camp in Bethelham.