The Promised Podcast – Segment

First and a Half Israel

Are the people demonstrating each night in front of the Prime Minister’s home a new political class, changing all we thought we knew about Israeli politics?

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Diss Engagement

Fifteen years ago, Israeli soldiers and police dragged Jewish settlers kicking-and-crying from their homes in Gaza. What was the legacy of this “withdrawal to end all withdrawals”?

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Reflections on the Revolution in Jerusalem

Israelis’ trust in their leaders has dropped by half in just one month, and each night brings new scenes of police water-cannoning protestors outside PM Netanyahu’s house. What happens next?

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And a River Runs Through It

A kibbutz bars folks from a nearby town from picnicking on the banks of a river that winds through its grounds. Is that okay?

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Be Still, Beinart

Journalist and public intellectual Peter Beinart says goodbye to the “Two State Solution” for Israel and Palestine. Is he the harbinger, as he writes, of “a new phase of Jewish history”?

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Tamar in Tehran

A twenty-something, computer-hacker genius, Mossad spy goes native in Iran: that’s the plot of Israel’s newest mega-hit TV series. But what’s it tell us about how Israelis see Persian politics and culture?

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