American journalist Jefferey Goldberg interviews Israeli journalist Ari Shavit about Israel's past, present, and future struggles. Shavit argues the historical importance of Israel, and discusses the steps that need to be taken in order to ensure its continued existence.
Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.
Ari Shavit is a writer and columnist of the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz. A proud Zionist, he lives in Jerusalem.
Ari Shavit discusses Israel's resilience, citing the phenomenon of Jewish procreation and the hope of a young Western society.
Although a concentration of Jews may be dangerous -- a nuclear bomb might do the same damage in a minute that Auschwitz did in years -- Shavit believes Israel remains the main hope for Judaism's future.