The Promised Podcast – Segment

A Half-Baked Coalition Going Sour?

The chairwoman of the coalition bolted to the opposition, leaving the future of Israel’s government uncertain. Israel may go to elections over what now?

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Wave?

Three terror attacks on civilians in three city centers in eight days, leaving eleven dead. Is Israel facing a new round of violence?

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A Peep at the Past

Israel’s greatest cult movie, Metzitzim (Peeping Toms) turns 50 this month. Why has so bleak and disagreeable a film been so popular for so long?

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Half a Dozen Foreign Ministers

Not long ago, who could even imagine that the foreign ministers of Bahrain, the UAE, Morocco, Egypt, the US and Israel would all gather in the Negev desert to talk about creating a middle-eastern “mini-NATO” alliance?

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Times Will Tell

An Israeli journalist starts a year-long project of monitoring how the New York Times reports on Israel, finding so far that the paper is biased against us. What should we make of this sort of watchdogging-the-watchdog?

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Laws of the Land

Israel’s new government just finished its first legislative session. How’d they do?

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Presidential Address

Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells Israelis that it’s time to step up and help Ukrainians, like Ukrainians helped Jews during the Holocaust. What should we do with an appeal like that?

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Amalek

Has the time come to retire the notion of Amalek, absolute and evil anti-semites who appear in each generation in a different guise?

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Was Pegasus Just Horsefeathers?

Eight weeks after it was called “maybe the most important story in Israel’s history,” reports that police used spy software to surveil all sorts of innocent people has disappeared from our minds and our newsfeeds. What happened?

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