The Promised Podcast

The ‘doctors, lawyers, and rabbis’ edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Allison, Don, and Noah talk about doctors getting political; lawyers rating judges; and El Al’s ultra-Orthodox seating arrangements.

Fear and loathing at the UN – The Promised Podcast‏

A tale of two speeches: Abbas and Netanyahu at the UN; Does the Supreme Court overreach?; Does Israel silence its dissenters?

The death and life of the Left – The Promised Podcast‏

Who really killed the Israeli Left? Can the army smash class barriers in Israel? The Promised Podcast’s ‘year that was.’

“You say goodbye, and I say hello” – The Promised Podcast‏

Were the Unit 8200 ‘refuseniks’ right to break ranks?; Reasons to get the hell out of dodge; Reasons to make Aliyah.

Acts of conscience, acts of love – The Promised Podcast‏

Host Noah Efron conducts a very special interview with a conscientious objector, and we pull together our favorite ‘Vatacountry’ segments.

The “988 acres of land” edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Allison, Don and Noah discuss: Why is the government expropriating land now? Why is Bibi’s popularity at home plummeting? Plus the “Annual State of the Schools” (ASS) assessment.

The ‘war’s end’ edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Allison, Don and Noah discuss: Now the ceasefire’s signed, what the hell just happened? Iron Dome saved lives, but at what cost? And is it time to eulogize liberal Zionism?

The ‘what now?’ edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Did the war addle our brains? Does a right-wing rabbi have the left’s number? What should left-wing activists do next?

The ‘one-and-a-half state’ solution – The Promised Podcast‏

Allison, Don and Noah discuss whether Bibi is too strong to make peace; whether women are relegated to the sidelines in times of war; and whether a Jewish and a Palestinian state could both exist within the same borders.

The ‘what’s the blockade about?’ edition – The Promised Podcast‏

What is Israel’s embattled blockade on Gaza supposed to do, and what does it do in reality? What to make of Europe’s increasingly muscular anti-Zionist population? The Promised Podcast tries to make sense of it all.