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Shutting down, mouthing off & paying up – The Promised Podcast‏

Is the Palestinian Authority shutting down, mind-melding with Hamas, or what? Why does the new strongman Rabbi atop the ultra-orthodox Shas party think that all the rest of us are ignoramuses? Could it be, like the OECD claims, that Israel is “the land of low taxes”? Plus, the new album by indie demi-god Uzi Ramirez, on The Promised Podcast.

Peace, Prosperity and Philanthropy – The Promised Podcast‏

Should the IDF rely on donations to buy soldiers basic stuff like boots and socks? Is the peace process breathing its last? Should be we outraged that CEOs make 76 times what the rest of us make?

Rogel Alpher with Gilad Kahana of Girafot – Journeys

Wandering the streets of Tel Aviv is part of poet and singer-songwriter Gilad Kahana’s artistic process. Kahana discusses his life changing experiences, including an LSD trip which led him to become religious for a year and losing both his parents at an early age.

We Need the Bread, Man! – The Promised Podcast‏

Why do more than 900,000 Israelis go to bed hungry? Is there a “character problem” in Israeli politics? Should store shelves stock sourdough on Passover?

Rogel Alpher with the Toyota whistleblower Betsy Benjaminson – Journeys

In the course of her work for Toyota, Betsy Benjaminson noticed some discrepancy between corporate correspondence and the technical manuals, and became persuaded that the corporation was hiding the truth about what was causing the acceleration defects. After receiving legal advice from a law firm, Benjaminson began to leak the information to the media, thrusting her into the limelight. This is her story.

Zionism, Apartheid, blackface – The Tel Aviv Review

In the early years of statehood, Israeli culture was teeming with references to Africa. Israel’s fascination with the black continent derived from particular cultural, political and social contexts that are analyzed in a new book.

How do you solve a problem like corruption? – The Promised Podcast‏

Will Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal to exchange whole blocs of populations help the peace process or hurt it? How do you prevent corruption without destroying Israeli social networks? Why do Israeli parents let their kids play with fire and take candy from strangers?

Who needs ‘protektzia’ when you’ve got influence? – The Promised Podcast‏

Is a massive move to the center going to change Israeli politics beyond recognition? How did Ehud Barak earn $10 million in the six years after he was Prime Minister and before he was Defense Minister, and who was he beholden to? Should free newspapers be banned, as a proposed law would have it? All this and more on The Promised Podcast.

Strange Bedfellows – The Promised Podcast‏

Shas leader Aryeh Dehri pledges to support Labor party head for Prime Minister: Time for the Left to pal up to the ultra Orthodox? Evangelical support for Israel is drying up: Should we lose sleep over it?

Peace, Love & Understanding – The Promised Podcast‏

Former Ambassador to the US Michael Oren’s plans for unilateral withdrawal as a Plan B – What could possibly go wrong? This and more on the Promised Podcast!