Episode Summary

On the last podcast of the year (for real this time) Eli hosts Walla News Political Correspondent Tal Shalev to talk about the recently-announced April 9th elections.

Featured Guest: Tal Shalev

Tal is the chief Political Correspondent for Walla! News – the largest Israeli website that provides independent breaking news and analysis 24 hours a day. She covers Israel’s Prime minister, government, parliament and parliament as well as the country’s foreign and diplomatic affairs, including TV and written commentary and analysis. Tal has over a decade of an extremely varied and rich career in journalism, including as a news editor for Israel’s Ha’Aretz daily newspaper, known for its liberal stance on domestic and foreign issues, and i24 News, an international television station broadcasting in French, English, and Arabic from Tel Aviv. Tal is one of the few women journalists in Israel who are professionally active in decision-making realms such as politics, diplomacy and defense. Prior to her media career, she studied political science and philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Follow her on Twitter here.