The Promised Podcast

AirBDS?

Airbnb kicked Jewish settlers off their site: A courageous political stand or a craven and hypocritical singling out of Israel for censure?

Mothers, Children and the Quest for Peace

Israel’s biggest peace movement is run by women who say that “motherhood” is a moral and political tool that, if used right, might end more than a century of strife between Jews and Palestinians. Might the complications of family cut through the complications of our conflict?

Slights, Plights, Fights and Flights of the Right

Israel’s right-wing Defense Minister resigns over the cease-fire with Hamas, and its right-wing Education Minister and Justice Minister almost do the same. Is Israel’s right experiencing a dark night of the soul?

Sometimes They’ll Give a War and Nobody Will Come

Haaretz praises PM Netanyahu for single-handedly preventing war in Gaza. Are we in bizzaro-world, or were we just wrong about Netanyahu?

Bloch Shock

A feminist woman with spectacular karma just became mayor of a majority ultra-orthodox town in Israel. How the hell did that happen?

Our Rabin, Not Yours!

Leftists use whistles, stadium horns and vuvuzelas to drown out right-wing speakers at the 23rd annual memorial of Rabin’s assassination. Why has the left become more combative about our slain Prime Minister’s legacy?

Mourning in America

We discuss what some see as a ham-handed and insulting attempt on the part of Israeli politicians to turn the mass-murder in Pittsburgh into an opportunity to suck up to President Donald Trump.

Gods of War, Gods of Peace

Is religion a barrier to peace between Jews and Palestinians? Rabbi, MK and Minister Michael Melchior says that the path to peace is paved with religion.

Light Out from the Nations?

What else can Israelis and Palestinians learn from Northern Ireland? So so much, says Rev. Gary Mason, who devoted his life to finding peace among Protestants and Catholics.

Between Belfast, Bethlehem and Beer Sheva

What can Israelis and Palestinians learn from Northern Ireland? A lot, says former First Minister Peter Robinson, who devoted his life to finding peace among Protestants and Catholics.