Enjoy a good conversation and a glass of wine with JNS’ “Wine with Adam.” Featuring the young and hip Adam Bellos, the show includes interviews with well-known personalities over a bottle of one of Israel’s finest wines. Learn about some of Israel and the Jewish world’s most interesting people with this fun show. Co-sponsored by the Israel Innovation Fund.
Ep. 20: EXCLUSIVE: Departing US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides Tells All
32:46Listen to Amb. Tom Nides like you have never heard him before!Shortly before finishing his post, Tom Nides sat down with Adam Bellos in a tell-all and wide-ranging interview on his time serving as ambassador to what he called America’s “ most important friend, certainly in the Middle East and I would say, in the world".
Ep. 19: Emily Schrader: The figure skater turned social media activist
26:04Meet the woman fighting for human rights and exposing Western hypocrisy.This week's guest on "Wine with Adam" is social media whiz and Ynet journalist Emily Schrader. Together they drink the Spring River White Blend from the Gush Etzion winery.Host Adam Bellos and Schrader discuss:her journey from trained figure skater to social media activist and now a journalisther harrowing experience being treated for MS.her activism on behalf of the women of Iran and what the West can't understand.Listen to this fascinating personal interview with of one the Jewish world's most important activists!
Ep. 18: Rabbi Yehuda Levi: The Rabbi who Brings Celebrities to the Temple Mount
24:02Think you understand the ultra-orthodox? Think you understand the history of the Temple Mount? Guess again!In this week's Wine with Adam, host, and CEO of Israel Innovation Fund, Adam Scott Bellos talks with Yeshivat Har HaBayit Director of Outreach Yehuda Levi. Rabbi Levi was born in New Jersey and for the last seven years has been working to allow more and more religious freedom and access for all people to the Temple Mount.Listen to this fascinating discussion about the goals of his activism, bringing Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson up to the Temple Mount and the longstanding uninterrupted Jewish connection to Har HaBayit.
Ep. 17: EXCLUSIVE Jonathan Pollard tells all
25:49In this week's Wine with Adam, host, and CEO of Israel Innovation Fund, Adam Scott Bellos, is joined by ex-spy Jonathan Pollard in an exclusive tell-all interview. The discussion takes place over a glass of Kabir Winery's Merlot.They discuss The accusation of dual LoyaltyThe true nature of the Israel/US "special" relationshipHis time in prisonHis late wife EstherThis is the episode you don't want to miss!
Ep. 16: Amichai Chikli: We are at a dangerous moment
24:07Why be Jewish? What does it mean to be Jewish?This week, host Adam Scott Bellos sat down with guest Minister of the Diaspora Amichai Chikli, to talk about the current protests about judicial reform, his goals in connecting Israel to Diaspora Jewry and more. Chikli is credited with toppling the previous unity government established by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid that included center-left parties and an Arab party.
Ep. 15: Rudy Rochman: My Time in a Nigerian Prison
28:28Host Adam Bellos sat down with special guest and close friend Rudy Rochman, an Israeli-American activist and filmmaker, to talk about his time in prison in Nigeria. In July 2021, Rudy was detained along with three others and spent several weeks in jail while filming the Igbo Jewish community in Nigeria. Automatic weapons, men in ski masks, fear of execution, unmarked vehicles, Shabbat. Chabad, Kosher food - it is a harrowing story that you won't want to miss.The conversation was accompanied by a tasting of Shilo Mosaic 2019, a red blend from the Shilo Winery in Israel.Bellos and Rochman also delve into Rudy's upbringing and how he became an activistThe historicity of his documentary series "We were never lost" His comments on the “truth” of the Black Israelite narrative His solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Ep. 14: Sharren Haskel: This is why I broke with Netanyahu
25:49Meet the young, secular, socially liberal, politically hawkish MK who frequently visits the Temple mount and has fought for the legalization of cannabis, Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan valley and rejects the idea that giving away land will bring peace.In season 2, episode 3, host and CEO of Israel Innovation Fund Adam Scott Bellos is joined by guest MK Sharren Haskel, a member of the National Unity Party led by Benny Gantz.In this far-reaching interview, Bellos and Haskel discuss -the failure of territorial compromise and her plan to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.the importance of the Temple Mount and allowing Jews to visit the site.how being a mother of three and a former soldier influenced her career in the Knesset.why she broke with Netanyahu and Likud
Ep. 13: Gil Troy & Getting 'Drunk' on Zionism
22:10On season 2, episode 2, host and CEO of Israel Innovation Fund Adam Scott Bellos is joined by guest Gil Troy, historian and author of "Theodor Herzl Zionist Writings.” The three-volume work features 11 years’ worth of Herzl’s writings, including his personal journal, articles and plays, all relating to the formulation of his dream of a Jewish state.Troy and Bellos discuss the book over a glass of the "argaman" wine, Israel's highest-rated wine in 2022. They discuss How Zionism was Herzl's play that rocked the worldHis criticism of the Rothchilds and uber-wealthy Jews.Herzl's "leap of hope" and what it means for the world today.Relax and drink from the wells of a 4000-year-old tradition and history!
EP. 12: Chloé Valdary: Blacks & Jews need to stop treating each other as political abstractions
21:51Wine with Adam is back and this season begins with a discussion between host and CEO of Israel Innovation Fund Adam Bellos and Theory of Enchantment founder Chloé Valdary. Valdary, a pro-Israel African American and former activist, explains that after being disillusioned with Hasbara's ability to solve anti-semitism she created the three principled "Theory of Enchantment".The theory of enchantment is a “DEI” diversity equity and inclusivity program that uses storytelling to promote critical thinking and empathy. After George Floyd and the rise of Black Lives Matter, she realized that the Theory of enchantment was a perfect antidote and alternative to the other DEI programs that taught 'white fragility' and inbred and insolvable racism.Valdary and Bellos also discuss recent controversies surrounding Dave Chappelle's latest Saturday Night Live appearance, Kanye "Ye" West and what these mean for relations between the Black and Jewish communities.Kick back with a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy!
Ep. 11: Fleur Hassan-Nahoum: Will East Jerusalem become Israel’s newest high-tech hub?
23:13In the latest episode of "Wine with Adam," Jerusalem's Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum talks about the city's present and future.“I'm very proud to have been part of a movement in Jerusalem to make it the capital of the startup nation,” Hassan-Nahoum says, as she explains that one of her new projects is to establish a new high-tech park in East Jerusalem.