The Promised Podcast

The President

Has Israeli President Reuven Rivlin finally solved the ancient riddle: When is a Prime Minister not a Prime Minister?

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The Lives We Lived and the Lives We Did Not Live

Six guys were inseparable as kids; half lived their life out in Israel, half in America. Now they compare notes about how the place they chose for home, affected their lives.

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Six American Kids Move to Jerusalem to Form a Band

What happened when six American kids on the cusp of adulthood rent a big house on the edge of the Shuafat refugee camp and formed a band?

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What Next?

Building Israel’s new coalition will be like one of those old puzzlers about missionaries taking cannibals and goats on boats across the Amazon. Is there any way forward?

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What Just Happened?

Tuesday’s elections feel like they changed everything and nothing at all. What can we make of their odd, inconclusive results?

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Politics of Pieties and Pieties of Politics

Angry ultra-Orthodox feminists say that progressive, secular do-gooders fighting for their rights are messing up their game and setting back their cause. Do they have a point?

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Smile!

Some Israelis think that PM Netanyahu’s plan to have cameras in polling places will destroy democracy, while others think it will save it. Why the Rashamon?

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Why Vote for Blue-&-White?

Blue-&-White says, “We deserve a government that is parve, lackluster, colorless, ho-hum, devoid of both bells and whistles.” Why will more than a million Israelis vote for them?

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