The Promised Podcast

The Awful Awesomeness of Tel Aviv

Does Tel Aviv suck the oxygen away from other Israeli cities that could be great?

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The Opposite of What We Think?

A leftist, civil rights activist says that no Prime Minister in Israel’s history has ever done as much as Benjamin Netanyahu has to improve the practical circumstances of Palestinian Israelis. Is this really so controversial?

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Gene Blues

Rabbis are sending folks to do DNA tests to see if they’re Jewish. Really? I mean, really?

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All About the Benjamins

Benny Gantz promised voters he’d never serve with Benjamin Netanyahu, if the Prime Minister is indicted. To keep from having to go to the polls again, should Gantz break his promise?

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Water

An ambitious and controversial plan would build massive desalination plants in Israel and the West Bank, and gigantic solar arrays in Jordan, and swap water for electricity, all improve our lots and promote peace. But opponents say the project reeks of “normalization.”

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Earth

Haaretz calls on Israelis to boycott streams, forests, and ancient ruins on the West Bank. But should places of religious and historical meaning for Jews be off-limits?

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