The Promised Podcast

A Party of One’s Own

What does the new “Voice of Women” party running for Knesset offers our body-politic?

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Yazbak Where She Belongs?

The Central Election Committee votes to bar from running for the Knesset 34 year old Palestinian-Israeli firebrand lawmaker Hiba Yazbak (and the Supreme Court overturns the decision). Does the fact that she’s a woman figure among the other reasons why MK Yazbak was banned?

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Self-Determination Abnegation?

Is PM Netanyahu’s embrace of US President Trump’s peace plan a decades-long reversal of Israel’s insistence that only it and the Palestinians can resolve the conflict?

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Meanwhile, at the Movies…

Should settler filmmakers get tax shekels to make settler films about settler experiences on settlements?

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Godlessness: The Practice

Avigdor Lieberman and his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party say that only they will keep Israel “liberal” by beating back the rabbis. Were we wrong to think that the right, by nature, admires religion?

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Godlessness: The Theory

The doyen of Israeli sociology and a major public intellectual J’Accuses the left of swapping out good, Enlightenment values for mamby-pamby postmodern relativism, thereby allowing the rabbis to take over the country. Does she have a point?

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Not Immune

Prime Minister Netanyahu withdraws his request for immunity, and is formally charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Now what?

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A Pax on Both Your Houses

We’ve read US President Trump’s Deal-of-the-Century peace plan, and our considered reaction is, “WTF?!?”

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Pulpitical is the New Political

A rabbi of towering reputation writes that its time to get religion out of politics. Does he have a point?

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