A 17-year-old asks if he should refuse IDF service in the territories and we try to answer. Also, should the center parties propping up Netanyahu cut it out? And are Israeli taxi drivers toast?
The Promised Podcast
Is it time to revive Israel’s vicious political debate? Is the great summer exodus a search for ‘normality’? Will Femen’s ‘free and fearless Amazons’ win Israeli hearts and minds?
Has Netanyahu lost his grip? Are mainstream Israelis losing patience with settlers? When we swoon over the Stones and Lady Gaga, have we lost our dignity?
Rubi Rivlin: the man; the contradictions. A pro-Palestinian settler leader: what gives? And the possible end of prisoner swaps? All on this episode of The Promised Podcast.
A Knesset member put forth a proposal to end the draft in favor of an all-volunteer army, but most Israelis are against it. Apart from the more practical considerations, canceling the draft would undermine Israeli society’s romantic and nationalistic image of the army as a melting pot and expression of citizenship.
Is Tel Aviv winning the European basketball championship “proof that Zionism has failed?” Should the minimum wage be boosted by a third? Why is Israel awash with poetry? Plus, new searing protest music by David Broza!
An iPhone app that puts the dispossession of Palestinian homes and villages into your pocket? Declaring the Talmud as “the basis of the Israeli legal system”? Is Israel on the way to becoming ungovernable? All on this week’s Promised Podcast!
Why is the American Jewish Establishment keeping J-Street out of the club? And why are “alternative” ceremonies pissing off the Israeli Jewish establishment?