The Promised Podcast

The “Getting Rid and Holding On” Edition

We discuss: 1) The new term-limit law, and what it accomplishes 2) The establishment of a new “traditionalism (mesoratiut) lobby” in the Knesset

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The “What Now?” Edition

We discuss: 1) What’s next now that the budget is passed 2) The discovery that an online food shopping site for the Ultra-Orthodox is a lot cheaper than a site for the rest of us 3) Who and what killed the Israeli left

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The “Earmarks & Skidmarks” Edition

We discuss: 1) Whether the cash that coalition MKs get to give to their favorite causes are a necessary good or an unnecessary evil 2) The new “pigovian” congestion tax that will make drivers pay handsomely every time they drive into Tel Aviv

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The “The Climes They Are A-Changin’” Edition

We discuss: 1) Defense Minister Gantz’s hope that we’ll trust him on security issues he cannot discuss publicly 2) Israel’s new 100 point plan to slow climate change 3) Whether the vaxxed should get transplants ahead of the unvaxxed

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The “From ‘Et Tu’ to ‘Me Too’” Edition

We discuss: 1) Yuli Edelstein’s bid to replace Bibi Netanyahu as head of the Likud 2) How to absorb the news that Shimon Peres sexually assaulted colleagues 3) Whether closing Rabin Square to build a train station is a blow to civic culture and maybe democracy itself

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The “Vax & Figures” Edition

We discuss: 1) The link between who you vote for and whether you get vaccinated 2) Whether exchanging 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for Gilad Shalit was a good deal 3) Whether Tel Aviv has gentrified itself into irrelevance

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The “Waking Up But Still Not Woke” Edition

We discuss: 1) Whether or not PM Bennett was right when he said that “Israelis don’t wake thinking about conflict” 2) Teachers’ threats to strike if cameras are placed in classrooms 3) Whether it’s time to do away with the law that every Jerusalem building must be faced with the same “Jerusalem stone”

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The “We’ll Try to Stay Serene & Calm” Edition

We discuss: 1) What to do about Iran reaching the brink of the bomb 2) Whether, in Israel of 2021, it’s considered icky for older folks to let it be known that they sheboink

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The “Ushpizin” Edition

Fill your sukkah with seven amazing guests, in a podcastilogical “ushpizin” made of 100% reused, renewed and recycled old episodes!

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The “Taking Stock” Edition

We discuss: 1) What to make of the Abraham Accords, 1 year later 2) The escape of 6 Palestinian prisoners from a maximum security prison 3) Whether “White(ish) Feminism” is a problem in Israel

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