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Jun 7, 2021

In this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer for part two in their conversation on Dermer's time in Washington and the battle over the Iran Deal. Dermer also clarifies and provides context for his recent remarks about Evangelical support for Israel. Plus, Dermer responds to recent comments by Ben Rhodes on the podcast charging that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to blame for turning support for Israel into more of a partisan issue.

Jun 4, 2021

In this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer for part one in a timely conversation on the Israeli electoral process, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s future, and U.S.-Israel relations during his time in Washington. Stay tuned for part two.

Jun 1, 2021

On this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by Ben Rhodes, a former deputy White House national security advisor under President Barack Obama and author of a new book titled 'After the Fall: Being American in the world we've made,' for a lively conversation on the state of partisan politics, his definition of Zionism and how differing world views shape his and Rich's views on the Iran deal.

May 21, 2021

On this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod talk with Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands, about Black-Jewish relations and UVI's longstanding Jewish history and historic synagogue. Plus, Rich and Jarrod check in with Conference of Presidents CEO William Daroff, who is in Israel this week, on the atmosphere around Tel Aviv.

May 12, 2021

On this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by Elliott Abrams, former Special Envoy for Iran and Venezuela, to discuss the latest news from Israel and Gaza. Plus, Abrams shares his thoughts on the negotiations to reenter the JCPOA.

Apr 29, 2021

On this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt to discuss his views on the IHRA definition of antisemitism and the ADL's annual report, released this week. Plus, Rich and Jarrod review the latest on the Iran deal negotiations and bilateral Israel-U.S. talks in Washington.

Apr 20, 2021

On this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by Freshman Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC) to discuss her first 100 days in Congress, her stance on the 2015 Iran deal and how she recently discovered she’s fourth cousins with another member of Congress. Plus, Rich and Jarrod talk the pullout from Afghanistan and the recent explosion at Natanz.

Apr 9, 2021

On this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by author Noa Tishby to discuss her book, Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth. Afterwards, NYT political reporter Maggie Haberman joins to talk her Jewish upbringing and reporting during the Trump era.

Mar 26, 2021

On this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to discuss the state of the Republican Party and the future of bipartisan support for US-Israel ties. Plus, Rich and Jarrod weigh in on the nomination debate around Dr. Colin Kahl.

Mar 3, 2021

On this week's episode, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) joins the podcast to share her thoughts on representing the New York Jewish community, combatting antisemitism, Iran, and the recent allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Plus, Rich and Jarrod discuss sanctions on the International Criminal Court and Secretary of State Tony Blinken's letter to the American Zionist Movement.

Feb 25, 2021

Former New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson and Politico New York's City Hall Bureau Chief Sally Goldenberg join the podcast to discuss how the most important New York mayoral race in decades is shaping up. Plus, Rich and Jarrod talk Judge Merrick Garland's emotional confirmation hearing and the controversial SNL joke.

Feb 19, 2021

Axios and Walla!News reporter Barak Ravid joins the podcast to discuss the meaning behind the long wait for a Biden-Netanyahu call, and predicts a fifth Israeli election. Plus, Rich and Jarrod preview the upcoming Ohio 11th special election.

Feb 11, 2021

Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Eliana Johnson joins the podcast to discuss the early weeks of the new Biden administration and why young journalists are less eager to join mainstream outlets. Plus, Rich and Jarrod weigh in on the recent moves at the International Criminal Court, and what it means for Israel going forward.

Feb 5, 2021

California State Assembly Majority Whip and Chair of the California Jewish Caucus Jesse Gabriel joins the podcast to discuss California's ethnic studied curriculum controversy and share his journey from political aide to politician. Plus, JI's managing editor Melissa Weiss explains the full history behind the controversy.

Jan 28, 2021

Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) joins to discuss his take on foreign policy under the new administration. Plus, Rich and Jarrod talk the Jewish legacy of the late Larry King with Abby Pogrebin.

Jan 22, 2021

AEI’s Danielle Pletka and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro join the podcast to offer their takes on the inaugural address and Biden’s Israel policy. Plus, Rich and Jarrod recap another big week in Washington.

About the Podcast

Limited Liability Podcast is a new weekly podcast for readers of Jewish Insider. Hear from the key players generating buzz and making headlines in conversation with two top political operatives, Jarrod Bernstein and Rich Goldberg. One Democrat, one Republican. Both hosts have extensive experience in the political arena and a deep rolodex to match. It’s Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff brought to life.

Hosts

Jarrod Bernstein

Jarrod leads the Disaster Response, Recovery and Resilience Operations team at Bloomberg LP. Jarrod previously served as the Associate Director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement and the Director of Jewish Outreach under President Barack Obama. Prior to that, Bernstein was a senior aide to Secretary Janet Napolitano at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A Bloomberg man through and through, Bernstein served as a former New York City deputy commissioner of community affairs under then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As a volunteer firefighter and New York Yankees fan, Jarrod enjoys his whiskey on the rocks.

Richard Goldberg

Rich is a Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Rich previously served on the White House National Security Council and led the Trump administration’s efforts to counter Iranian weapons of mass destruction. A Chicago native, Goldberg previously served as chief of staff to former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and as a senior adviser to former United States Sen. Mark Kirk. As a devoted Cubs fan and former Navy intelligence officer, Rich enjoys his whiskey neat.

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