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After October 7 with Pamela Paresky

Pamela Paresky interviews Israeli intellectuals, politicians, servicemen, and others in the wake of Hamas's October 7 attacks on Israel.

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Pamela Paresky in front of a lectern, with a slide in the background.
Pamela Paresky for the Interfaith Lecture Series during Chautauqua Institution’s week themed "Freedom of Expression, Imagination, and the Resilience of Democracy" during the 2023 Summer Assembly. Via YouTube.

Psychologist and Quillette contributor Pamela Paresky travelled across Israel in the wake of October 7 and interviewed Israeli intellectuals, politicians, servicemen, and others about Hamas’s attack on Israel, how it happened and how it’s changed the country and the world. Below is a full list of all Pamela’s interviews in this series.


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