Honenu – Podcast listings
In Pursuit of Justice; Photo credit: Honenu
In June 2021, Honenu launched a weekly Hebrew-language podcast, HaMerdaf Aharei HaTzedek (In Pursuit of Justice). The first episodes delve deep into the Kfar Duma arson case (the arson attack occurred in 2015 on the night between Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31).
Demonstration of torture methods; Photo credit: Otzma Yehudit
Episode 1: In the first episode, Honenu’s Ori Kirshenbaum hosted HaAretz journalist Chaim Levinson, and they discussed the investigation of the Kfar Duma arson and the torture – under the protection of the law – to which the interrogated detainees were subjected by the GSS. A summary of the first podcast, in English, is here. Links to the first episode – Hebrew only: YouTube, Episode 1 Spotify, Episode 1 Anchor, Episode 1
Episode 2: In the second episode, Honenu’s Ori Kirshenbaum hosted Attorney Yoram Sheftel, who represented Amiram Ben Uliel in the early stage of his trial. Sheftel explained why he left the Kfar Duma arson case and described the distortions of justice that he found in the handling of the case by the court throughout the trial. For example (all translation by Honenu): “… [T]he judicial system did not succeed in differentiating between terrorists of Fatah, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad and what one could at most categorize ‘a hate crime’.” A summary of the second podcast, in English, is here. Links to the second episode – Hebrew only: YouTube, Episode 2 Spotify, Episode 2 Anchor, Episode 2
Episode 3: In the third episode, Honenu’s Ori Kirshenbaum hosted Professor Boaz Sangero, a leading authority in criminal law, who stated that “Israeli criminal law – not pleasant to say it – lags behind,” and addressed Amiram Ben Uliel’s conviction in the Kfar Duma arson case. A summary of the third podcast, in English, is here. Links to the third episode – Hebrew only: YouTube, Episode 3 Spotify, Episode 3 Anchor, Episode 3
Episode 4: In the fourth episode, Honenu’s Ori Kirshenbaum hosted Attorney Moshe Poleski, an expert in criminal law and Honenu’s Trial and Indictments Department Manager, who spoke on numerous topics, including the Kfar Duma arson case, human rights, and administrative orders. A summary of the fourth podcast, in English, is here. Links to the fourth episode – Hebrew only: YouTube, Episode 4 Spotify, Episode 4 Anchor, Episode 4