The Promised Podcast

Feel the Burn

Midburn is Israel’s Burning Man, and its growing by leaps and bounds. Why is it so popular?

The Feiglin Effect

The hottest thing in these elections is a radically libertarian, pro-weed-legalization, separation of Church and State party that also wants to annex the occupied territories tomorrow. WTF?

Banned on the Run

Should parties that spew rage and hate be banned from running in democratic elections? Here in Israel, the question ain’t academic.

Long Ago, in the Cowshed

An American-Israeli posts on Facebook that Benny Gantz, who is challenging Netanyahu for Israelis premiership, exposed himself to her 42 years ago, when they were both in high school. Now what?

أعتقد أن الأطفال هم مستقبلنا (I Believe Our Children are the Future)

More and more Israelis are sending their kids to Arabic-Hebrew bilingual schools. Are parents pursuing peace with their tots?

The Bombshell was a Dud

A week after the Attorney General announced he’d be indicted for bribery and breach of trust, PM Netanyahu is more popular than before. Why?

Moving Advice

Your friend asks for help moving into a new apartment in a West-Bank settlement. Should you do it?

Judaeo-Scriptio Continua

Israel’s “New Right” Party launches a campaign proposing that Judaism, Israeli identity and right-wing politics fit together hand-in-glove. Is it gonna get them votes?

The Coalition Prohibition Supposition

No Palestinian-Israeli party has ever joined the country’s ruling coalition. Has the time come to break that taboo?

You’ll Weld ‘til we Tell You to Stop Welding

Are market forces making it impossible for welders, metalsmiths, carpenters, upholsterers, cobblers, tailors, and mechanics to do what they do in Tel Aviv? Is every meter of real estate in the city destined to be fancy housing for rich folks?