The Promised Podcast

The ‘Annual State of the Schools’ (ASS) assessment

Allison, Don and Noah discuss what works and doesn’t work in Israeli schools at the moment.

Why are Bibi’s approval ratings in free-fall?

Allison, Don and Noah ask: Why the plummeting popularity, and what about the political consequences?

988 acres of land

Allison, Don and Noah discuss the Israeli takeover of 988 acres of land belonging to five Palestinian villages in the Etzion settlement bloc.

Liberal Zionism, RIP?

Allison, Don and Noah discuss whether we’re nearing the watershed at which ‘liberal Zionists’ will have to choose between liberalism and Zionism.

Iron Dome saved lives, but at what cost?

Allison, Don and Noah discuss whether Israel’s missile defense system has actually caused more harm than good.

Now the ceasefire’s signed, what the hell just happened?

Allison, Don and Noah discuss what we should make of the ceasefire agreement.

What the hell should we do next?

The time has come for left-wing activists to dust themselves off and do something. But what?

Is the anti-war Left just preaching to the converted?

Allison, Don and Noah discuss Rabbi Yuval Sherlow’s critique of David Grossman’s speech at last week’s anti-war rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.

Have you been wearing ‘war-goggles’?

Allison, Don and Noah ask whether the war in Gaza addled our perceptions of right and wrong.

When war and peace are held hostage to machismo

Allison, Don and Noah discuss to what extent Israel’s notions of peace, security and war are ‘male’ in character.