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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!

Screw You, Screw Them and Screw Us! – The Promised Podcast‏

Should Bibi say “Screw You” to the Likud, is a Knesset Committee saying “Screw You” to Haredim, and is the government saying “Screw You” to Israeli consumers?

The lost synagogues of New York – The Tel Aviv Review

There are hundreds of disused and converted synagogues in New York, one of the world’s most Jewish cities. One woman has gone on a mission to set the record straight

Between God and Satan: Judaism and Israel in metal music – The Tel Aviv Review

Lior Peleg, host of TLV1’s Links and metal music expert, on representations of Israel and Judaism in the musical genre.

Sir Moses Montefiore: a world Jewish leader before such even existed – The Tel Aviv Review

Lia Tarachansky discusses her film; Prof. Motti Regev talks to us about his new book; and Abigail Greentalks to us about Sir Moses Montefiore.