The Promised Podcast – Segment

Acting Big?

PM Netanyahu unveils a plan to give most Israelis a pile of free cash, just weeks before elections. Is that necessarily a bad thing?

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Jenin, Jenin

A judge orders confiscation of the 2002 movie “Jenin, Jenin” – a record of Palestinian accounts of the IDFs 2002 incursion into that city – while still letting the movie stream on Youtube. Is there any sense to that verdict?

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Helsinki, Helsinki

Israel’s top bioethics board says that PM Netanyahu’s deal to give Pfizer data on everyone who got the vaccinated is illegal, because it amounts to a massive human experiment that was never approved by, well, Israel’s top bioethics board. Should the deal be vacated?

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The Medium Is the Message?

Why will Israelis never ever delete Whatsapp from our phones, no matter how much private information they fork over to Facebook?

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Lift My Eyes Unto the Hills

Idealists? Dropouts? True-Believers? Anarchists? Pioneers? Thugs? What should we make of “Hilltop Youth”?

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In Living Color

An amateur historian and artist colorizes dozens of photos taken by a Wehrmacht officer of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, in order to show a brighter side of day-to-day life in the shadow of the Holocaust. Is that what we want? What we need?

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Going for Netanyahu in Droves?

Prime Minister Netanyahu hints that he’s eager for an Islamicist party to join his coalition after the elections. Is this a turning-point in the history of Israeli politics?

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