The Promised Podcast – Segment

Unity is the Thing We Seek

Opposition leader Yair Lapid says he wants a right-left-and-center “National Unity Government.” The fact that it won’t be able to do anything about the occupation is a feature, he says, not a bug. Does he have a point?

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Make My Standard a Double!

Is it hypocritical of PM Netanyahu and his supporters to form a coalition with the support of the Islamist Ra’am Party?

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What Now?

The President just asked the Prime Minister (who is standing trial for corruption) to form Israel’s next government. Should he have? What the hell happens next?

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What is a Museum of the Jewish People a Museum Of?

$100 million and hundreds of thousands of hours went into reimagining the Diaspora Museum as “Anu: The Museum of the Jewish People.” What’s the new place have to tell us about Jews?

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Robot Soldiers

New autonomous weapons patrolling the border with Gaza keeps militants from crossing into Israel without endangering the lives of Israeli soldiers. Is that great news or awful news, or maybe somehow both?

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Way Out

Israel’s political stalemate can maybe be solved by a law disqualifying PM Netanyahu (and anyone else standing trial for felonies) from heading a new government. But is it kosher to pass a law meant to end one specific person’s political career?

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On the Road and Off the Derekh

If you’re born a religious Zionist in Israel, there’s a one in three chance you’ll be secular when you grow up. Is that a fact that matters?

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Red Ties, Blue Ties

Netanyahu has one. Saar has one. Bennett has one. Lapid has one. Lieberman has one. And Gantz has one. How do all the American political consultants running our election campaigns affect Israeli politics?

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A Pre-Election Reflection

This election campaign was maybe the weirdest in Israel’s history. What the hell just happened?

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