The Promised Podcast

What Next?

Building Israel’s new coalition will be like one of those old puzzlers about missionaries taking cannibals and goats on boats across the Amazon. Is there any way forward?

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What Just Happened?

Tuesday’s elections feel like they changed everything and nothing at all. What can we make of their odd, inconclusive results?

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Politics of Pieties and Pieties of Politics

Angry ultra-Orthodox feminists say that progressive, secular do-gooders fighting for their rights are messing up their game and setting back their cause. Do they have a point?

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Smile!

Some Israelis think that PM Netanyahu’s plan to have cameras in polling places will destroy democracy, while others think it will save it. Why the Rashamon?

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Why Vote for Blue-&-White?

Blue-&-White says, “We deserve a government that is parve, lackluster, colorless, ho-hum, devoid of both bells and whistles.” Why will more than a million Israelis vote for them?

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Why Vote for Labor-Gesher?

Labor-Gesher says, “Imagine a world where the party that founded the country was not arrogantly Ashkenazi-centric, and where a Labor Party actually cared about workers.” Will that get them votes?

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Why Vote for the Democratic Union?

Is the “Democratic Union” Israel’s only party with the guts to say, with Chicken Little, that the sky is falling?

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Why Vote for the Joint List?

Has the Joint List just violated Israel’s longest standing taboo, the one that says Jewish Israelis and Palestinian Israelis can never be true political allies?

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