Politics & Society

Threats, Sh*t & Tats – The Promised Podcast‏

    Allison, Eilon and Noah discuss the Supreme Court’s dressing down of the government, the hot mic in the UN that divulged the world’s worst secret – yes, it’s about Israel’s being unfairly singled out – and Israelis’ inking habits, or the new, surprising tattoo culture.   This episode is made possible by Shaharit…

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Compost, Computers & Competitors – The Promised Podcast‏

    Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah discuss the evaporation (or evisceration) of environmental parties in the last elections – where have all the flower-lovers gone?, the yawning digital divide in Israel, whether this google-gap ought to concern us the primaries in the Labor Party, and why the once beloved Shelly Yacimovich is now embattled….

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The Exoneration, Importation & Secularization Edition – The Promised Podcast‏

    Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah discuss  the dramatic exoneration of MK Avigdor Lieberman of charges of “breach of trust” on the part of a three judge panel, a verdict that brought to a swift end a languorously slow (17 year) investigation and trial;  the IDFs decision to buy boots from American factories, which…

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The President and the Pop-Stars – The Promised Podcast‏

    Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah discuss The Palestinian prisoner release and whether it helps or hinders the peace process Education Minister Shay Piron’s decision to start teaching first-graders about the Holocaust and carry on right through high school: Should we teach Treblinka to tots?. The gang also chats with Knesset Member Dov Khenin about what’s…

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Low election turnout, and the decline in the old hardline Zionist ideology – The Promised Podcast‏

    Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: this week’s local elections, why fewer and fewer folks come out to vote in them, and what we’re voting about when we bother to vote at all, and our changing attitudes towards citizens who opt out, moving to Berlin or Brooklyn, and how the shifts reflect a…

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Is social justice always subordinate to security?

Ilene, Noah and special guest Miriam Herschlag discuss whether the social protests of three years ago had any effect.

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