Jonny Gould
Podcaster, Jonny Gould’s Jewish State

Haviv Rettig Gur and Jonathan Spyer: the Middle East post October 7

Haviv Rettig Gur and Jonathan Spyer address Elnet UK in the Houses of Parliament



Jonny Gould’s Jewish State, the foremost “podcast of record” has sought the opinion and expertise of the best diplomatic, military, security and journalistic voices since October 7th. We present two of the best analysts from Israel in this episode.

How has the October 7th massacre challenged Israeli public opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

What about ‘day after’ planning? Has it seriously begun?

Haviv Rettig Gur and Jonathan Spyer are presented to the UK Houses of Parliament by Lord Peter Mandelson. Jonny sits down with Haviv and Jonathan in this podcast episode

And does peace lie with the Gulf states? Just how much do the Saudis and the UAE want Israel to win? Who in Palestinian society is there to deal peace with? Is there anyone?

Has the Israeli left anywhere left to go?

Is war from Lebanon inevitable? While the Houthis, another Iranian proxy, bomb western ships in the Suez Canal, how many fronts could this war open?

Is the escalation so inevitable that Iran joins the fray directly? Russia in Syria, Iran’s land bridge there. Let’s update that too.

Why is it imperative that Israelis from both the north and south return to their towns and kibbutzim?

Two of Israel’s leading journalists and analysts join me here in London thanks to Elnet UK, a bipartisan, cross-party international organisation, who stand above politics, working to advance UK-Israel relations.

We go deeper into the conflict, wading through the hardship, to try to find a route to a better day.

Haviv Rettig Gur is a senior analyst for The Times of Israel. He’s covered the politics, foreign policy, education and relationship Israel has with the Jewish diaspora for 20 years, he served as Director of Communications for the Jewish Agency and taught at the best pre-military academies in Israel.

He was a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post.

Jonathan Spyer is Director of Research at the Middle East Forum and edits the Forum’s journal, the Middle East Quarterly. He has reported from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Ukraine and back home including in Gaza and Judea and Samaria.

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Jonny Gould’s Jewish State is a London-based television presenter at TalkTV and journalist, who’s produced the “podcast of record” since 2018. Subscribe now.

About the Author
Jonny Gould is a TV and radio journalist and broadcaster and his number one hit podcast on Jewish and Israeli stories has emerged as Anglo-Jewry’s go-to-interview show. “Jonny Gould’s Jewish State”, launched in 2018, is a window into the dynamic of world Jewry and Israel and serves the world as a “podcast of record“. Jonny’s also a presenter on TalkTV in the UK and the world sports contributor to Israel’s i24News. On Sky News and the BBC, he earned a reputation for outspoken views on Israel and antisemitism, which are rarely voiced in the media.
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