After Yom ha-Atzmaut, Israeli protests reignite: Where does the Jewish State go from here?

Protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's legislative changes on February 20, 2023. (Photo by Hanay/Wikimedia Commons)

Israel’s 75th birthday has been a monumental one for a myriad reasons. A day that should have celebrated three-quarters of a century of having a Jewish homeland has instead been marred by arguably the deepest divisions the state has ever endured, nonstop political protests and controversial legislation looming on the horizon. On today’s episode, we ponder the post-celebration future of Israel. What comes next? Plus, King Charles is having his coronation soon. How should Jewish Canadians feel about this, if they feel anything at all? Bonjour Chai producer Zac Kauffman guest hosts.


Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold and Phoebe Maltz Bovy. Zachary Kauffman is the producer and editor. Michael Fraiman is the executive producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a co-production from The Jewish Learning Lab and The CJN, and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network. Support the show by subscribing to this podcast or donating to The CJN.