Politics & Society

How much should the wealth gap bug us?

Should it bother us that that the average CEO in Israel makes 76 times what the average rest-of-us make?

Why does the peace process seem to be gasping its last gasp?

The peace process has faltered and stumbled before, but have we finally hit rock bottom?

IDF taking handouts

The IDF increasingly relies on donations by well-wishers for basic supplies like boots and socks.

We Need the Bread, Man!

Should stores in Jewish neighborhoods should sell leavened bread on Passover?

Going hungry in Israel

As Passover approaches, a new report finds that almost a million Israelis are going hungry.

Playing with knives

Why do Israeli parents let their kids play with fire and rusty nails and take candy from strangers?

Trading Places

Is Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal to exchange blocs of population sincere or mere smartassery?

How to keep Israeli social networks from becoming slimy

What can and should be done to prevent the unjust, inefficient, anti-meritocratic and patently slimy aspects of the tight-knittedness of Israeli social networks, without destroying the networks themselves?

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.