Tipping Point Podcast

Episode 95 - Breaking the Ice over Bad Coffee

- December 14, 2018

Israel’s former ambassador to Washington, who served under four prime ministers, shares stories of his time with Israeli and American statesmen, from Ben-Gurion to Netanyahu and from Bush to Trump.

Tune in to Tipping Point’s latest episode with Zalman Shoval, who finds no contradiction in his move from the Left to the Right of Israel’s Parliament (02:15).

The former financier turned intelligence officer, who led an extensive career in Israeli politics and diplomacy, explains what brought him to publish his memoirs on the First Gulf War, the Madrid Conference and more. (08:45).

Hear about how Israeli envoys to DC must wear four separate, but interconnected, ambassadors’ hats (20:00): to the State Department, to the White House, to the Media, and to the American Jewish community.

Before wrapping up, Shoval tells us about the gift he gave President Clinton on the day the Lewinsky affair became public (34:00).

***The views expressed during the course of this podcast do not necessarily reflect the position of The Israel Project.

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