CIE Vice President Rich Walter speaks with Eli Sperling, Academic Research Coordinator of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and a Visiting Professor for the Tam Institute of Jewish Studies at Emory University about the influence of politics in Israeli culture.

The conversation focusses on the foundations of Israeli culture as defined by the Zionist movement and the government, the correlation between minority groups finding political representation and the greater acceptance of their culture in the country, and some seminal works that are representative of the fusion of culture and politics in Israel.