Spotlight

Diamonds and fur: What Israelis won’t spend on their dogs

You can’t step outside in Tel Aviv without treading on a pooch or its poop. Nothing comes between an Israeli his four legged friend.

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United they stand? The hopes and fears of Israel’s Arabs

Lissy Kaufmann meets members of Israel’s Arab community, including Balad’s controversial MK Zoabi, to discuss their hopes and fears ahead of the elections.

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The ‘Where are the Women?’ Edition – The Promised Podcast

We discuss the Labor primary results, the status of women in Israel, and the Foreign Ministry’s new propaganda video.

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“Blessed be He who made me woman” – Israel in Translation

Host Marcela Sulak looks at the poetry of Shin Shifra, which is steeped in Orthodox religious practice but also portrays a feminine and feminist focus.

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The “give peace a deadline” edition – The Promised Podcast

We discuss the Palestinian proposal that puts a deadline on peace, Eli Yishai’s new party, and an irking campaign promoting Shabbat observance.

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On Hanukkah, kindle a small pillar of fire – Israel in Translation

From dreidels to doughnuts, host Marcela Sulak explains the holiday’s traditions, and then lets the historian Josephus tell the story in his own words.

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