The Promised Podcast – Segment

(Some) People’s Army

A new poll finds that most Israelis favor cancelling universal conscription and turning the IDF into a “professional army.” Is the IDF still a “People’s army”?

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Whose Country Is It Anyway?

By closing its borders, is Israel turning diaspora Jews into “second-class Jews”?

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Hanukkah with Zealots, Oh My!

President Yitzhak Herzog lights candles with settlers in Hebron, causing protestors on the left to cry, “He’s not my president.”

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Israel’s Next Top Model

New models say in 2050, one in four Israelis will be ultra-Orthodox, but does that maybe tell us more about the models than it does about the ultra-Orthodox?

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No Prize

Israel’s Education Minister decides not to give the country’s biggest prize to a genius computer theorist because he petitioned the EU to boycott an Israeli university in the territories

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Limited

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel’s new proposed term-limit law is the sort of law you’d see in Iran, Syria and North Korea. Does he have a point?

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Some of the Best Standards are Double Standards

A supermarket chain charges ultra-Orthodox shoppers a lot less than the rest of us. Is this discrimination, or just market forces doing what they do?

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