The Promised Podcast

The way the war ends – The Promised Podcast‏

Ilene, Don and Noah discuss how the war can be brought to an end; whether too much Jewish-Israeli solidarity can be a bad thing; and whether Israel is held to an impossible double standard by the rest of the world.

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The ‘asymmetrical’ edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Ilene, Noah and Eilon discuss the asymmetry of this war, showing empathy for the other side and second thoughts on moving the family to Israel.

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Gimme Shelter – The Promised Podcast‏

Ilene, Noah and special guest Miriam Herschlag discuss: Whether we have lost the moral high-ground; whether we can still plan for peace in our bomb shelters; and whether the social protests of three years ago had any effect.

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Letters to a young cadet contemplating conscientious objection – The Promised Podcast‏

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?

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‘Sextremism’ in the war on patriarchy is no vice! – 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?

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Losing Patience, Losing Power, & Losing Dignity – The Promised Podcast‏

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?

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Oy, the dissonance! – The Promised Podcast‏

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.

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Hamas, Darwin & Google – The Promised Podcast‏

Freaking out over Hamas, fretting over Google, and finally facing up to Darwin. Plus, the brilliant Balkan Beat Box! All on the Promised Podcast.

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Dining Out on Sacred Cow – 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.

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